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County, city poised to delay pot shops

Modified: Sunday, Apr 6th, 2014

Lincoln County Counsel Wayne Belmont (right) addresses a joint work session Wednesday evening involving county commissioners and members of the Depoe Bay City Council, including (left to right) Councilor Barbara Leff, Councilor Skip Hoitink, Mayor A.J. Mattila, and commissioners Bill Hall, Terry Thompson and Doug Hunt. (Photo by Dennis Anstine)

LINCOLN COUNTY — It appears that both Lincoln County and the city of Newport are leaning toward enacting a moratorium ordinance this month on the licensing of medical marijuana dispensaries locally in an effort to consider their regulatory options.

The county currently has a temporary moratorium (effective through 2014) delaying the opening of dispensaries, and the city will consider passing a similar ordinance at next Monday’s city council meeting.

For the complete article see the 04-04-2014 issue.

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