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Grants Pass Marijuana Ordinance Upheld in State Court

Marijuana plants in Grants Pass will still have to be grown indoors, in accord with the city ordinance.

Posted: Mar. 28, 2018 11:56 AM
Updated: Mar. 28, 2018 12:02 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Court of Appeals has affirmed a Grants Pass ordinance that requires marijuana plants grown at home for personal use to be grown indoors.

The City Council approved the ban on outdoor cultivation shortly after recreational marijuana became legal. The council members were concerned about offensive odors.

Activist Rycke Brown took the matter to court, saying the ordinance conflicts with a state law that prohibits a local government from enacting or enforcing local limits on the production or use of plant seeds.

The Appeals Court on Wednesday agreed with a lower court that marijuana plants do not apply to that law.

Rycke Brown, who brought the issue to court, has created a gofundme page to pay for her legal bills in the matter.

"We must sue to protect our rights and request an injunction to stop enforcement of this illegal ordinance," said Brown on her page.

CLICK HERE for our coverage of a Josephine County-wide marijuana ordinance that was recently reversed.

You can see the text of Grants Pass' marijuana ordinance below.

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