- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) - Deschutes County officials are lifting a ban prohibiting some marijuana businesses from operating in unincorporated areas.

The Bend Bulletin reports (https://bit.ly/2ayXuuB ) that the County Commission adopted an ordinance Monday that repeals the ban starting Sept. 1.

Commissioners had already approved policies for medical and recreational pot businesses in June that are now in effect. The ban, which had been implemented in December, remained in place because of an appeal period when the regulations could have been challenged.

No appeal had been filed.

Monday’s decision comes after rural property owners urged the county to continue the ban earlier this year and called for it to be placed on the November ballot. Members and supporters of the industry pushed for the ban to be lifted so they could apply for recreational licensing from the state.

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


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