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Clackamas County Board to hold second hearing April 24 on medical marijuana moratorium

The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners is moving forward to adopt an ordinance to set a moratorium at least until May 1, 2015 on the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated Clackamas County.

The first public hearing on the proposed ordinance was held April 3. The second hearing will be held during the Board of Commissioners Business Meeting at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 24, in the Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Rd., Oregon City.

People who would like to make written comments may do so by 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, to Clackamas County Planning & Zoning, Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045 or Zoninginfo@clackamas.us or 503-742-4500.

The Board is acting quickly in response to a new state law that gives local governments the option to impose a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries if they adopt an ordinance by May 1, 2014. The law also states that the moratorium can remain in effect up to May 1, 2015, unless it is extended by the state legislature.

The proposed draft ordinance is available in the Board business meeting packet at http://www.clackamas.us/bcc/documents/businesspackets/bcc20140403.pdf.

For more information, contact Mike McCallister at 503-742-4522 or mikem@clackamas.us.

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