Josephine County Commissioners look for public input on medical marijuana facilities

, Posted in Local, Politics, Posted: Mon, May 5 2014 at 10:26 PM, Updated: Mon, May 5 2014 at 11:23 PM

Cave Junction, Ore. -- Josephine County Commissioners hold the first of a few town hall meetings getting input from the public on medical marijuana dispensaries.

The city of Cave Junction itself has filed a lawsuit against the State of Oregon, Governor Kitzhaber, and the Oregon Health Authority. Because of that pending litigation, applications for medical marijuana dispensaries are being tabled in the city of Cave Junction. But, that didn't stop residents from showing up Monday night to speak at the townhall meeting with the county commissioners.

Josephine County Commissioners are in charge of unincorporated areas of the county, they asked questions and listened to suggestions from residents.

The commissioners voted in a temporary ban on medical marijuana facilities in Josephine County, they said they just needed more time to figure it out. They are looking to the residents to be able to help them come up with solutions.

The temporary moratorium goes through May of 2015. Commissioner Cherryl Walker said Monday night they hope to have an ordinance figured out before then and can lift the ban sooner.

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