MEDFORD, Ore. -- The Josephine County Board of Commissioners passed a new ordinance (Ordinance No. 2017-002) into law that places restrictions on medicinal and recreational marijuana farmers.
The ordinance contains the following changes to marijuana production:
- Prohibit the growth of cannabis on rural residential land that is 5 acres or less
- Defines any farm with more than 12 mature plants or 24 immature plants as a commercial grow
- Requires the commercial marijuana lost to be owned "in whole or in part" by the "party being regulated by the state"
- Limits the operation hours to dawn to dusk
- Noise from mechanical equipment "associated with the production of commercial marijuana" cannot exceed 30 dB measured at the Property line during operation hours
- Requires an "Annual Compliance Certificate"
- Requires a development permit for commercial marijuana production
- Imposes minimum property line setbacks for commercial marijuana production of 100 ft.