- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Jackson County residents eager to start growing marijuana may have to do so far away from neighbors as county officials have given preliminary approval to a buffer requirement.

The Mail Tribune reports (https://goo.gl/rQSavb ) that on Wednesday the Jackson County Board of Commissioners gave preliminary approval to a requirement that marijuana gardens be at least 75 feet away from neighboring property lines.

The buffer rule would apply to medical marijuana grown on rural residential-zoned land. Under the proposed rule, recreational marijuana cannot be commercially grown.

Supporters of the rule say neighbors in the county have complained of smells, lights and noise around grows, but marijuana industry supporters say the regulations punish everyone for a few bad operations.

Commissioners will meet again on Feb. 25 to decide whether to finalize the regulations.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/

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