142 Oregon Cities And 26 Counties Pass Cannabis Bans

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OREGON: Cities and counties across Oregon spent the past two months rushing to adopt temporary bans on medical marijuana dispensaries, after a new state law created a brief window for officials to pass the moratoriums. By the May 1 deadline, the map of cities and counties with moratoriums on the retail outlets looked like a Read the full article…

Oregon City Commissioners Approve Short-Term Moratorium On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

OREGON:  As expected, Oregon City commissioners approved a one-year moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. The five-member commission unanimously supported the ban on Wednesday. But the decision was largely window dressing. The city already has an effective, and so far unchallenged, tool that prohibits dispensaries.

Phoenix, Oregon Backs Away From Marijuana Moratorium

OREGON:  A divided City Council let drop Monday a movement to move an emergency moratorium on all medical marijuana-associated companies inside the city limits. Licensed medical marijuana dispensaries will turn into felony underneath state regulation starting March three, however a moratorium would have given the city as much as six months to stipulate native restrictions Read the full article…

Yakima, WA City Council Bans Marijuana Businesses

WASHINGTON:  The Yakima City Council, once divided on the issue of how to implement the state’s recreational marijuana law, was virtually united Tuesday night when deciding to ban all business activity related to the drug. Council voted 6 to 1 in favor of the ban on the growing, processing and retail sales of pot within Read the full article…

North Adams MA Board Requests 6-Month Moratorium For Medical Marijuana Facilities

MASSACHUSETTS: The Planning Board has requested the adoption of a six-month moratorium for medical marijuana facilities wanting to locate in the city. The order, submitted to the City Council last week by Mayor Richard J. Alcombright, will be considered by the council’s Community Development Committee on Thursday, 5:30 p.m., at City Hall. The committee will make Read the full article…

Will County Illinois Seeks Time To Devise Medical Marijuana Rules

ILLINOIS: Will County Board members are expected Thursday to approve a temporary moratorium on medical marijuana cultivation centers and dispensaries so they can craft rules for them. With the state’s medical marijuana law taking effect Jan. 1, municipalities and counties are allowed to enact “reasonable zoning ordinances” to regulate cannabis growing centers and dispensaries. The proposed Read the full article…

King County Blocks New Medical-Marijuana Shops

WASHINGTON: The Metropolitan King County Council today approved a one-year moratorium on new medical-marijuana dispensaries and gardens in the unincorporated areas of the county. In a unanimous vote, the council adopted the emergency legislation proposed by County Executive Dow Constantine. The bill went through an expedited process and takes effect immediately. Constantine believed the normal process might have alerted Read the full article…

Tualatin OR Effectively Bans Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Amid Disagreement About Legality

OREGON: A divided Tualatin City Council effectively banned medical marijuana retail outlets, following Medford and Gresham’s lead, amid a debate about whether local governments have such power. Under new rules approved this week, businesses must be in compliance with all local, state and federal laws to receive a business license in Tualatin. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Read the full article…

Humboldt County Supervisors Extend Ban On Pot Dispensaries: Marijuana Subcommittee To Work On Regulation

CALIFORNIA: The Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to continue a ban on new medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas of Humboldt County until an ordinance to regulate the businesses is developed and approved. ”I want to make it clear that my intent is to only have it there until we have the rules in place,” Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Ordinance On The Chopping Block Again in Napa, CA

CALIFORNIA: After a nearly two-month pause, the city of Napa is resuming the process of effectively banning medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits. On Thursday, the Napa Planning Commission is scheduled to sign off on the repeal of the city’s medical marijuana dispensary ordinance, making it illegal for dispensaries to operate within city limits. The Read the full article…