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Josephine County Commissioners Pass New Marijuana Ordinance

The Josephine County Board of Commissioners passed a new ordinance into law that places restrictions on medicinal and recreational marijuana farmers.

Posted: Nov 29, 2017 6:42 PM
Updated: Dec 7, 2017 11:12 AM

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:

  1. Prohibit the growth of cannabis on rural residential land that is 5 acres or less
  2. Defines any farm with more than 12 mature plants or 24 immature plants as a commercial grow
  3. Requires the commercial marijuana lost to be owned "in whole or in part" by the "party being regulated by the state" 
  4. Limits the operation hours to dawn to dusk 
  5. Noise from mechanical equipment "associated with the production of commercial marijuana" cannot exceed 30 dB measured at the Property line during operation hours
  6. Requires an "Annual Compliance Certificate"
  7. Requires a development permit for commercial marijuana production
  8. Imposes minimum property line setbacks for commercial marijuana production of 100 ft.
NewsWatch 12's Alicia Rubin first brought you this story when the ordinance was being discussed. A group of local farmers have hired an attorney and plan to appeal the ordinance, you can see that hearing here.

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