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Politics Medical marijuana moratoriums in 71 Oregon cities Medical marijuana moratoriums in 71 Oregon cities
At least 71 Oregon cities have moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries, and more than 40 others are considering bans, according to the League of Oregon Cities and the Association of Oregon Counties.
Politics Kitzhaber doesn't expect consensus from GMO panel Kitzhaber doesn't expect consensus from GMO panel
Gov. John Kitzhaber told members of his newly created task force on genetically engineered agriculture that he does not expect them to reach a consensus or produce any specific proposals for next year's legislative session.

Local Politics

Politics Oregon drops proposed ban on pot-laced munchies Oregon drops proposed ban on pot-laced munchies
Oregon officials are backing off their proposal to prohibit sales of pot-infused treats at Oregon medical marijuana stores after receiving hundreds of emailed comments opposing the ban.
Politics Oregon congressional map pleases both parties
The 2010 election gave Oregon an evenly divided House of Representatives and a power-sharing agreement between Republicans and Democrats, and the result was a redistricting process that left both parties relatively happy.
Politics Oregon dismays medical pot shops with munchies ban
Hash brownies, space cakes and other pot-laced munchies won't be among the items allowed at Oregon medical marijuana dispensaries, state officials said, and that's drawn criticism from pot-shop advocates.

National Politics

Politics California governor unsure legal pot is good plan California governor unsure legal pot is good plan
California Gov. Jerry Brown said he is not sure legalizing marijuana is a good idea in his state because the country could lose its competitive edge if too many people are getting stoned.
Politics GOP Senate candidate Wehby: 'Scrap' federal health care law(Video)
Monica Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon at Randall's Children Hospital, is among at least four other Republicans fighting for that party's nomination for U.S. senator during this May's primary. The winner will presumably take on incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeff Merkley in the November General Election.
Politics Holder: State AGs not obligated to defend same-sex marriage bans
State attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws in their states banning same-sex marriage if the laws discriminate in a way forbidden by the Constitution, Attorney General Eric Holder told his state counterparts Tuesday.

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