GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A one year moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries will be put in to place in Josephine County on May 1st. The decision was made Wednesday morning with a 2-0 vote because Commissioner Cheryl Walker was absent. Commissioner Keith Heck said the moratorium buys them time to figure out exactly what to do about the issue. Heck said he would like to hear more from the public before the county makes a decision.
“What do they really want to see?” said Heck. “Do they want dispensaries? Do they not want dispensaries? Just to put it out to a vote and that will be talked about and probably be put on the November ballot in some way.”
Heck said an ordinance could be put in place any time in the next year to rescind the moratorium.