Oregon State Orders Shutdown of 9 Medical Dispensaries

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Approximately one month after implementing guidelines governing a medical marijuana dispensary program, the state of Oregon has ordered the shutdown of 9 medical dispensaries, which it says are working outdoors of the brand new regulation.

While Oregon has an extended historical past with medical marijuana – it was the primary state to decriminalize it in 1973 and adopted medical marijuana although the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act in 1998 – guidelines to manage a medical hashish dispensary program turned efficient this July. Oregon has a thriving medical marijuana business that was beforehand working outdoors of a state-mandated framework.

The new guidelines, handed by means of House Bill 3460 in 2013, set limitations in areas similar to zoning and registration with the state. The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, whereas flooded with purposes, has to date permitted 183 medical marijuana dispensaries for operation.

The Oregonian stories that six of the 9 dispensaries ordered to shutdown are situated inside Portland. Several face violations based mostly on zoning restrictions, which require they be situated greater than 1,000 ft from a registered dispensary or faculty. Others have been cited for working with no license.

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Ellen Holland began working at Cannabis Now Magazine on April 21st as a result of she was busy on 420. Holland is the senior editor at Cannabis Now and has additionally been featured on AlterNet, Reset.me and The San Francisco Chronicle’s Green State. She served because the chief editor of the Big Book of Buds Greatest Hits in addition to This Bud’s for You with the legendary guru of ganja, Ed Rosenthal. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @hollandbuds


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