MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Commissioners are preparing for the medical marijuana dispensaries law to take effect next year.
The commissioners met this morning to become more familiar with the law. Commissioner Doug Breidenthal says the law is vague, causing a few challenges with implementation in our area.
Today commissioners were trying to figure out how they are to interpret some of the language in the law concerning land use. Breidenthal says a dispensary can go on what’s called commercial, industrial, mixed use or agricultural land.
So commissioners were trying to define what exactly is considered “agricultural land” in Jackson County. Breidenthal also says the law puts no limit to the amount of marijuana stored in the dispensary.
“I would hate to think that the corporate side of this could take over and we could stack warehouse upon warehouse and fill it with marijuana and just think of the liability for break in or theft,” said Jackson County Commissioner Breidenthal.
The law goes into effect March 1st, 2014.