Growing Medical Marijuana: Bringing Crime to a Neighborhood Near You?

First the of possession of marijuana was decriminalized, then growing and using marijuana for medical purposes was legalized (with a permit), and then the nation’s first Cannabis Café, where card holders can go to socialize and smoke pot, opened in the Woodlawn neighborhood. So many groundbreaking changes to Oregon law in a relatively short time, I couldn’t help but wonder how things were going for law enforcement officers, the pot growers and smokers, and the Portland neighborhoods in which they work, grow and smoke.

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