Marijuana Update: Petition nets 110,000. KATU goes undercover.

Three news items on changes and challenegs to Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Laws.

1. Petition nets 110,000
The Coalition for Patients’ Rights turned in signatures this week to create statewide system of medical marijuana dispensaries and it lays out a regulatory path for producers. They turned in 110,000 early signatures and needed 83,000 to qualify. The measure allows the State’s Human Services Dept. to examine the effects of medical marijuana. You can read more on the organiztion here from the Patient’s Rights Coalition and more on the measure here.

2. KATU-2 goes undercover
Below is a video of an undercover reporter applying for medical marijuana

3. Cannibus Cafe closes
At the same time this week it was announced that Portland’s nationally headlined Cannabis Cafe, will close after only being opened for 6 months. Apparently there is conflict among a local marijuana rights group and the landlord. The Cafe plans to re-open in a new location in a few month. Read more here.