Ashland City Council passes two ordinances & says goodbye to a third

, Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted: Tue, June 17 2014 at 11:08 PM, Updated: Wed, June 18 2014 at 8:25 AM

Ashland, Oregon.-- The City Council had their hands tied at Tuesday night's meeting. Two controversial issues were on the table; medical marijuana dispensaries and guns.

They voted 5-1 to drop a ban on open carry loaded guns in public places for people without a concealed weapons license.

Councilwoman Carol Voison was the sole supporter for the ban and said the council decided it had been already discussed enough and that it's not a big enough priority. 

The city council passed an ordinance to change the zoning for medical marijuana dispensaries. Voisin said they will be allowed on Boulevards with a conditional use permit.

A second ordinance was passed that will most likely end the current temporary limited ban on medical marijuana dispensaries and will be discussed further at a meeting in July. 




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