GOLD HILL, Ore. — The first medical marijuana dispensary in Gold Hill has officially opened its doors, but some patients may have to wait a little longer for medical marijuana.
Breeze Botanicals opened its doors along Second Street on Monday, but the owners said half of their marijuana inventory did not pass mold and mildew tests, and will need to be thrown out while they wait for more to come in.
The dispensary has worked with city and state leaders for permission to open, and the Gold Hill City Council lifted its moratorium on dispensaries last Friday.
“You have this idea as an entrepreneur what you’ll be doing, and the last two days have been beautiful because all these people have been coming in with all these debilitating conditions,” said owner Brie Malarkey.
Recall efforts have been started against city council members who approved the dispensary. Petitioners said they want the dispensary issue to be put to a public vote.