Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee ok’s city/county regulation on Medical Marijuana – but can’t ban it.
A state senate committee has given its blessing to a bill that allows cities and counties to set local regulations on how medical marijuana dispensaries are situated and operate. But the bill also forbids cities and counties from outright banning them, which may set up some court fights between counties like Jackson (Medford) and Josephine (Grants Pass) and the state – jurisdictions that say they don’t want them in the communities because the federal government still calls marijuana an illegal drug.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has promised no federal intervention as long as marijuana dispensary operations don’t involve any criminal element or unauthorized distribution.
The story is in the Oregonian. Click here.