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FX 420’s business account is a safe tucked away in the back of the store. Robert Schuster, owner and president of the marijuana dispensary, relies on cash to pay his employees and for almost all of his personal expenses.

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When selling recreational marijuana was first legalized in Oregon in 2016, growers raced to get their licenses and farms ready. Prices were high and getting higher as dispensaries popped up in every county and consumers started buying on the open market. Since the beginning of this year, pri…

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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.

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Legalizing the production and sale of marijuana in rural Douglas County could either cause the numbers of addicts to skyrocket, or turn around the county’s poor economy.

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The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley will host a public forum on local ballot measures from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Douglas County Library, 1409 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.

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The Center for Disease Control has reported a crisis in the abuse of opioid pain medications. Since 2000, the rate of deaths from overdoses of opioids has increased 200 percent. These numbers continue to rise. There is a pressing need to develop alternative methods to relieve pain and reduce…

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The price of recreational marijuana rose by 25 percent Monday after a statewide sales tax went into effect. The rise may surprise people who had gotten used to the tax-free sales at medical dispensaries since Oct. 1.