Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rolling back an Obama-era policy that made it possible for states, including Oregon, to legalize marijuana. The policy, known as the Cole memorandum, had prevented federal law enforcement from interfering with marijuana sales in these states.
The state will release the first distribution of the long-awaited marijuana tax revenues amounting to nearly $85 million, the first distribution since Oregon voted to legalize recreational sales in 2016.
The Oregon Department of Revenue reported on Tuesday it had received $5.3 million in marijuana taxes for the month of December.
The Roseburg Police Department has cited 15 students who were involved in the sale of marijuana-laced brownies at Roseburg High School.
Retail marijuana sales and purchases are on hold in Douglas County, while a majority of businesses wait for inspections before they can sell recreationally.
Nearly 3,500 illegally produced marijuana plants and more than 1,700 pounds of dried marijuana were destroyed this fall, according to the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team.
Seven candidates for Sutherlin City Council offered their positions on marijuana retail sales, improving roads and other issues during a candidate forum held Tuesday at The News-Review.
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Embattled medical marijuana dispensary CannaKing will return from a six-month hiatus after securing new licenses with the state and the city of Roseburg.