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From: Ellen Rogalin, Clackamas County Department of Transportation & Development, 503-742-4272

12-21-15

Clackamas County

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Clackamas County Commission approves marijuana land use ordinance

The Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners finalized new marijuana land use regulations Dec. 17 by approving an ordinance adopting the regulations approved at the land use hearing on Dec. 2.

The ordinance becomes effective Jan. 4, for recreational marijuana and March 1, for medical marijuana.

The regulations apply in unincorporated Clackamas County only. There are 29 zoning districts in which no marijuana commercial business is allowed at all, including all urban residential districts and many rural residential districts.

The approved regulations allow marijuana businesses in the following zones:

The ordinance includes requirements for marijuana businesses on a variety of time, place and manner issues, including odor, lighting, minimum lot sizes, security, waste management, minimum separation distances, water, access and hours. Details are available on the County’s Marijuana Land Uses website.

For more information, contact Community Relations Specialist Ellen Rogalin or 503-742-4274.

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