Portland City Council Votes Down ‘Green Light’ Marijuana District

OREGON: The Portland City Council voted down the “Green Light District,” deciding against easing restrictions on marijuana sales in the central downtown area by lifting a 1,000-foot buffer between pot businesses.

Mayor Charlie Hales said the idea could be brought up at a later time.

Commissioner Dan Saltzman introduced the amendment. He believes a concentration of pot businesses in the central city including downtown, the Lloyd District and South Waterfront would attract tourists.

It would also keep pot shops from expanding into Portland neighborhoods.