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Marijuana Regulations For Deschutes County Expected In May


Deschutes County commissioners say they expect to make a final decision on marijuana regulations in May.

The Bulletin reports that a marijuana advisory committee has been reviewing potential rules for regulating pot in unincorporated areas of the county since the County Commission decided to “opt-out” of commercial marijuana in December.

Recreational marijuana sales became legal in Oregon on Oct. 1, 2015. But in Deschutes County, officials opted out of recreational marijuana sales and production in the fall as county officials pondered how they would choose to regulate the industry in unincorporated areas of the county.

Recreational marijuana sales became legal in Oregon on Oct. 1, 2015. But in Deschutes County, officials opted out of recreational marijuana sales and production in the fall as county officials pondered how they would choose to regulate the industry in unincorporated areas of the county.

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A public hearing is planned for May 2 to consider the rule proposals and whether to continue the opt-out.

The decision to opt-out blocked all future licensing for recreational and medical marijuana businesses. County commissioners said in December that they would revisit the review process in 90 days.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission began accepting applications for recreational marijuana businesses Jan. 4 but Deschutes County officials say they wanted more time to consider and implement regulations.

 

 

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