The Jackson County Board of Commissioners followed form with the Oregon Legislature at the Wednesday, April 2 Business Meeting at the Courthouse auditorium. Commissioners finalized a moratorium on medical marijuana facilities until May 1, 2015. That date was set in the winter Legislative session to give cities and counties time to work out regulations. Review the BOC meeting here.
One proposed dispensary, between Phoenix and Medford, will be on hold as a result of the Commissioners vote. In Southern Oregon, the City of Ashland is working on it’s proposed regulations and earlier this week enacted a three month moratorium to allow the Planning Commission time to work on the issue.
Oregon may be one of the next states to vote on legalizing marijuana this November, which would create an entire new level of regulation and control that the state, counties, and cities would have to begin work on.