Deschutes County marijuana ban raises questions

Local industry concerned about ban’s impact to tax revenue.

In 2016, when Deschutes County legalized marijuana about a year after the state did, commissioners hoped local control over how and where it was allowed would be enough to bridge the gap between the industry and rural residents concerned about the affect of the newly legal crop.

But nearly three years later, commissioners instead have seen a long stream of complaints from rural residents and a lawsuit from the marijuana industry alleging the county’s regulations are unconstitutional.

Source: Deschutes County marijuana ban raises questions; Local industry concerned about ban’s impact to tax revenue