- Associated Press - Saturday, May 14, 2016

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - A member of the Medford City Council, known for its tough stance on legalized marijuana, has opened his own pot dispensary.

The Mail-Tribune says (https://goo.gl/eOgeX3 ) Clay Bearnson is believed to be the first city councilor in Oregon to own a cannabis dispensary though that could not immediately confirmed by the Oregon Health Authority.

Bearnson and his partners opened Oregon Farmacy within Medford city limits two weeks ago. He also grows pot, some of which is dispensed at his new store.

Dispensaries within city limits currently sell medical marijuana only, but voters in November will decide whether to allow recreational sales of pot, which was legalized by Ballot Measure 91 in 2014.

Bearnson, who took office in 2014, has been criticized for voting on pot issues before the council. He says he plans to recuse himself from voting on the issue in the future now that he has a license to dispense marijuana.

___

Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide