The Jefferson Exchange

Oregon officials say they’ll fight to protect state-regulated cannabis businesses from federal prosecution but offer no strategies.

Call it cannabis or marijuana, but it’s a big cash crop in the region right now, bigger than it should be. 

Jackson County Commissioners recently declared a state of emergency and appealed to the state for help in managing illegal grows, as well as hemp farms that are growing plants high in THC–which makes it NOT hemp. 

Pam Marsh, who represents a big chunk of Jackson County in the legislature, holds a community form on the illegal activity this week (October 26th). 

Rep. Marsh visits the following day to give a sense of where things stand on getting the situation under control.