Medford City Council member Clay Bearnson opened a marijuana dispensary, believed to be the first councilor in the state to do so.

Medford City Council member Clay Bearnson opened a marijuana dispensary, believed to be the first councilor in the state to do so.

Jaime Lusch/Medford Mail Tribune

A member of the Medford City Council, known for its tough stance on legalized marijuana, has opened his own dispensary.

Clay Bearnson is believed to be the first city councilor in Oregon to own a cannabis dispensary, though that could not be immediately confirmed by the Oregon Health Authority.

“That feels pretty cool,” Bearnson said.

Bearnson and five partners opened Oregon Farmacy at 1 W. Sixth St., Suite 104, in the Acme Building facing Evergreen Way, about two weeks ago. A grand opening is planned later.

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