Josephine County, Ore. — Popular stretch of the Illinois River in Josephine County may soon be off limits to alcohol if the federal government has its way. According to the Grants Pass Daily Courier the U.S. Forest Service is looking ...

Ashland, Ore., — People who smoke in downtown Ashland won’t be able to light up. The city council a just approved smoking ban tonight. The ban will stop people from smoking in the entire downtown area from Church Street to ...

Medford, Ore., — The Medford City Council approves two marijuana resolutions, after previously postponing them. The first asks voters if the city should ban recreational marijuana dispensaries as a whole. The other asks Medford voters if they want to add ...

Medford, Ore. — Facebook doesn’t appear to ‘like’ marijuana dispensaries in the Rogue Valley and beyond, and now they’re cracking down. One marijuana dispensary, Breeze Botanicals, which operates in both Gold Hill and Ashland, recently discovered Facebook had removed their ...

Jackson County, Ore. — The vote to ban growing genetically engineered crops in Jackson County will stand. After months of court proceedings, a federal judge approved a settlement. The deal will allow certain farmers growing GMO alfalfa to grow their ...

Medford, Ore. — Tense moments at a Medford City Council meeting. Those meetings are often uneventful, but on Thursday councilors were considering a vote to ban indoor and outdoor marijuana grows within city limits. Protestors rallied just before the noon meeting, ...

Medford, Ore. —  The Medford City Council votes to ban indoor and outdoor marijuana grows. Councilors in favor of the ban say it’s a quality of life issue, and say residents have expressed concern about grows in their neighborhood. But ...

Grants Pass, Ore. — About half a dozen people protested the recent decision to ban outdoor growing of marijuana and marijuana dispensaries in Grants Pass until a vote. The protesters say the decision hurts the city’s economic development and the ...

Medford, Ore. — Medical marijuana may soon be sold within Medford city limits. The city council voting 4 to 2 to lift the 17 month moratorium on medical marijuana sales effective December 1, 2015. One councilor was absent and another abstained ...

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