CANNABIS IS NOW LEGAL TO GROW, sell, buy and consume everywhere in Oregon, right? Wrong.
There are still 95 cities and counties in the state that have opted out of parts of Oregon’s marijuana legalization law, reports OregonLive.com. Cities and counties where 55 percent or more of those voting opposed legalization are allowed to ban parts of the law within their borders.
Other cities and counties could also ban parts of the law but are then required to put it to a vote. That means some Oregon citizens will be voting this month on whether or not to maintain current laws which ban “producers, processors, wholesalers, and/ or retailers” of Cannabis.
Baker County, for instance, with a population of 16,000, is one of the localities that bans weed sales, along with commercial production and processing. The cities of Canby and Central Point, Oregon, with populations of 17,000 and 18,000, respectively, have the same bans in place. None of them are required to hold an election on the question since more than 55 percent of residents voted against legalization.