Douglas County Puts Marijuana Sales Bans On 2016 Fall Ballot

OREGON:  Voters will decide in 2016 whether to bar marijuana sales in the unincorporated parts of Douglas County.

The county Board of Commissioners unanimously approved two ordinances this week after hearing impassioned testimony from marijuana fans and foes.

The first would bar medical marijuana dispensaries in rural parts of the southwest Oregon county from selling recreational marijuana products; however, it will have no immediate impact because there are no dispensaries in those areas.

The second ordinance will let voters decide if medical or recreational marijuana retail outlets should be allowed in the county’s unincorporated areas — those places outside Roseburg, Sutherlin and other incorporated cities. The vote will take place in November 2016.