Oregon Appeals Ruling That City Can Ban Pot Outlets

A group hoping to legalize recreational use of marijuana filed an initiative Friday with the Arizona Secretary of State’s office.

OREGON:  The state of Oregon is appealing a Circuit Court ruling that a city in the heart of southern Oregon marijuana country can ban medical marijuana dispensaries.

The Grants Pass Daily Courier (http://bit.ly/121b1FZ) reported Wednesday the appeal was filed last week by the Oregon Department of Justice on behalf of the governor and the Oregon Health Authority.

Josephine County Circuit Judge Pat Wolke ruled that the dispensary law enacted last year by the Legislature does not stop the city of Cave Junction from denying a business license to a medical marijuana dispensary.

He relied on past rulings over similar issues, and did not address the constitutional issues raised in the city of Cave Junction’s original lawsuit.

 

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