GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass City Council voted unanimously at Wednesday night’s City Council meeting to enact a one year moratorium on dispensaries.
The moratorium spans from May 1st, 2014 through May 1st, 2015. However, the Council also approved an ordinance to ban medical marijuana within City limits altogether.
Therefore, even after the moratorium expires in 2015, medical marijuana dispensaries will still not be legal in the City of Grants Pass. In addition to Grants Pass making a decision, the Talent City Council also voted to approve a moratorium.
Talent’s moratorium starts today and expires on December 31st, 2014. The catch with dispensaries in the City of Talent is that existing dispensaries who have already received their licenses from the City and the State, or if a dispensary owner has applied for a license before today’s date, will not be affected by the moratorium and can continue business as usual.
Any dispensary owner applying for a business license between today and December 31st will not be approved.