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Some Oregon cities to fight medical-pot dispensaries

October 21, 2013 Updated: September 9, 2020

The Seattle Times – Oregon officials are only months away from accepting applications for the state’s first medical-marijuana dispensaries under a new law. But local leaders who want to keep pot shops out of their communities are ready for a fight. In Myrtle Creek, the police chief and mayor both oppose dispensaries within city limits. And in Medford, the City Council made a rule change to say that business licenses could be revoked for violating the federal prohibition on the drug. There’s no way “to prevent the wholesale distribution of marijuana through dispensaries,” said Medford City Councilman Chris Corcoran.

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