Help Protect Jackson County patients


Unfortunately, we need to act again to protect Southern Oregon patients. Thanks to you, we successfully stopped a ban on personal marijuana gardens in Medford and we are having to be vigilant in Ashland as well. Now, the Jackson County Commission needs to hear from us as commissioners consider regulations that will hurt patients’ safe access to medicine.

The Jackson County Commission is considering a proposal that will hurt patients’ safe access to cannabis by placing unnecessary restrictions on plant cultivation, processing and dispensaries.

Please protest these harmful regulations by emailing the Jackson County Planning Commission and Commissioners. Put “Marijuana Regulations” in the subject line and urge the council members to vote “No” on:

1. 250 foot garden setbacks;

2. limiting some commercial gardens to just 1,000 square feet;

3. prohibiting certain types of processing; and

4. prohibitions on the placement of medical cannabis dispensaries beyond state regulations.

You can email all of the Jackson County Planning Commission members by using the online form here:

Jackson County Commissioners contact info:
Commissioner Coleen Roberts: Phone: 541-774-6117
Commissioner Rick Dyer: Phone: 541-774-6118
Commissioner Doug Breidenthal:  Phone: 541-774-6119

The Jackson County Planning Commission is holding a public hearing on these marijuana regulations at 9am this Thursday, December 3rd at the Jackson County Courthouse Auditorium at 10 S. Oakdale Avenue in Medford. The County Commission meets on Wednesdays at 9:30am at the Jackson County Courthouse at 10 South Oakdale Ave., Room 214, and could consider these marijuana regulations as early as next Wednesday. We must be vigilant, so please make your voices heard and spread the word to family and friends.

Alex Rogers

Alex Rogers

Alex Rogers is co-owner of Marijuana Politics. He is an experienced cannabis law reform advocate, getting his start in the 1990s under the tutelage of legendary activist Jack Herer. Alex is also CEO of Ashland Alternative Health, and Northwest Alternative Health, medical cannabis clinics that help register patients with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. Additionally, Alex is the executive producer of industry business conferences that work to further professionalize and mainstream the cannabis and hemp industries. He started the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference (OMMBC), the first medical marijuana business conference of its kind in Oregon. Following the success of the OMMBC, Rogers started organizing the first International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC), a unique event bringing in activists and entrepreneurs with valuable experience from across the globe.