HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

City wording would ban pot, period

Written January 19th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

It sounds as though the city of Albany wants to outlaw not just dispensaries when they become legal next spring but medical marijuana itself. At the behest of four members of the city council, the planning commission on Jan. 27 will consider an amendment to the Albany Development Code, the city’s land use law.


Why thwart state dispensary law?

Written December 11th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

A majority of the Albany City Council seems determined to keep illegal marijuana growers in business. How else to explain their effort to circumvent the state law that is intended to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate under strict state supervision with a long list of safeguards against abuse?


 
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