Dunes City Joins Other Oregon Municipalities in Banning Marijuana Facilities

Dunes City Joins Other Oregon Municipalities in Banning Marijuana Facilities

The town is the 78th one to prohibit all cannabis businesses.

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September 20, 2017
CBT Staff
Legislation and regulation News State by State: Oregon

Another Oregon city banned cannabis from setting up shop, according to a listing update from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC).

Dunes City, Ore., became the 78th Beaver State town to prohibit all cannabis businesses. Dunes City is just under 70 miles west of Eugene, Ore., in Lane County.

Under Oregon law, cities and counties can prohibit recreational marijuana businesses in their jurisdiction, with the exception of labs, and local governments are required to place ordinances banning these businesses on the local ballot for voters at the next general election, according to the OLCC. Before December 27, 2015, cities and counties could impose local bans without referring the ordinance to voters if at least 55 percent of voters voted against 2014's Measure 91 to legalize adult-use marijuana in the state.

The complete list of cities and counties with prohibitions on cannabis businesses can be found here.

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