MEDFORD, Ore. — Medical marijuana dispensaries are being temporality banned in Jackson County. County commissioners voted in favor of a 120 day moratorium today. They said this is a big decision and do not want to rush into anything too soon.
The moratorium will give them time to take a closer look into county and land development ordinances, and figure out what move will be the right move for the unincorporated parts of Jackson County.
With the new rules regarding dispensaries coming out just weeks ago, commissioners say they haven’t even go the chance to meet with officials in Salem yet.
“We’re still trying to decipher how those rules will integrate into our land development ordinances… trying to integrate them into our regular business ordinances here in Jackson County,” said Doug Breidenthal, Jackson County Commissioner.
The moratorium will expire in mid-July. By that time, commissioners say they hope to have a plan in place.