- Associated Press - Sunday, March 27, 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) - Deschutes County commissioners say they expect to make a final decision on marijuana regulations in May.

The Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/1pE8YUp ) that a marijuana advisory committee has been reviewing potential rules for regulating pot in unincorporated areas of the county since the County Commission decided to “opt-out” of commercial marijuana in December.

A public hearing is planned for May 2 to consider the rule proposals and whether to continue the opt-out.

The decision to opt-out blocked all future licensing for recreational and medical marijuana businesses. County commissioners said in December that they would revisit the review process in 90 days.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission began accepting applications for recreational marijuana businesses Jan. 4 but Deschutes County officials say they wanted more time to consider and implement regulations.

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Information from: The Bulletin, http://www.bendbulletin.com

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