Got the munchies? A new pot eatery opens in Oregon
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A new restaurant has opened in Oregon, where only medical marijuana cardholders can get in the door.
The owners of the Earth Dragon Edibles Restaurant & Lounge in Ashland were hoping they had come up with a business plan that fit within the gray area of Oregon's medical marijuana law. While they charge for bowls of Mongolian barbecue, they give away for free the hashish-infused oil added as medication.
But the city of Ashland is denying them a business license, saying a city ordinance bars licenses for anyone violating state or federal law.
Police say that if it is finally determined the restaurant is violating the law, they will shut it down.
Owners Kevin Wallace and Michael Shea are staying open while they appeal.