Although Waldport already has two medical marijuana sales outlets inside the city limits, the town city council said it wanted to add a little more to the regulations already provided by state law.
The council set hours of operation and banned drive-thru’s. They also established a rule that states that no minor, under the age of 18 can be inside the dispensary without an adult with them. Also, no minor can consume dispensary products on the site even if they’re a patient or an employee of the dispensary. Minors can not be allowed in places where marijuana products are visible.
The new rules took effect Thursday evening.
The council also got an update from Kerry Kemp about a subject a citizen raised about whether Mayor Sue Woodruff could run for mayor again because, if elected, she would have more than 12 years in office – basically running afoul of the city charter.
Kemp said that this is not the first time the issue has come up. Kept said he received a briefing from the city attorney and came away quite confident that Woodruff can and will continue to run for election to the mayor’s position. Her candidacy breaks no city charter rules.
Kemp explained that the city charter talks about twelve consecutive years in a particular job. Once a position has been held for three consecutive terms, or 12 years, the officeholder can’t run again for election to that same specific job. Mayor Woodruff’s first term as mayor began in 2010.
So Mayor Woodruff stays on the ballot and if she gets half the vote plus one more vote, she keeps her gavel.