Officials Concerned about Marijuana Dispensaries Locations
Next March marijuana dispensaries will be allowed to distribute their product to Oregon Medical Marijuana cardholders following the passage of the bill signed by Governor Kitzhaber last month.
Jackson County Commissioners are concerned over whether the board will have any say over where those dispensaries are located. The bill says they can be sited on lands zoned for commercial, industrial or mixed-use land, such as a combination of commercial and residential.
Local officials believe will have input on the new facilities, probably a land-use decision. Concerns are being raised about increased police calls due to illicit drug activity with the commissioners fearing crime rates could see a huge jump.