Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana – What's the Big Deal Anyway?


A marijuana grow site.The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program and the challenges it poses for law enforcement can be a touchy subject. Many voted for the law with the right intentions - to help the severely ill. However, few realize the law is not primarily making marijuana available for that purpose.


Washington County Sheriff's John Koch, Patrol Commander and former supervisor of the Westside Interagency Narcotics Team, wrote an article entitled The Impact of Medical Marijuana in Oregon for the Oregon State Sheriff's Association magazine. We thought you might find the article at least interesting, and in some cases startling. Either way, it is a good read.