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Ashland Closer to Lifting Moratorium

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ASHLAND, Ore. — The Ashland City Council passed the first reading with a 5-1 vote of an ordinance Tuesday night that determines where medical marijuana dispensaries can open.

The new ordinance would allow dispensaries in specific zones on Main Street, Siskiyou Boulevard, and Ashland Street.

“This would then be the first step that whoever then wanted to apply. If they had their state license they would know where they can be located,” said the acting City Administrator Lee Tuneberg.

Another ordinance that discusses who can legally open a dispensary, operating hours, and the city’s ability to look into the dispensary’s financial records was tabled at Tuesday night’s meeting and will have its first reading at the next meeting in July.

Both ordinances will have to go through the first and second readings in order for the moratorium in Ashland to be lifted.