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City seeks moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 18th, 2014

NEWPORT — The Newport City Council will ask City Attorney Rob Connell to develop an ordinance for a one-year moratorium until May 1, 2015, that would allow the city to hold off on granting business licenses to medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.

A bill that would give Oregon cities the legal authority to pass such moratoriums is awaiting Gov. John Kitzhaber’s signature. City Manager Spencer Nebel said two individuals have applied for a dispensary business license “and we’ve have had other inquiries.”

Nebel said the council wants to make sure that the city is dealing with the “police matter” in an appropriate fashion.

For the complete article see the 03-19-2014 issue.

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