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Local Governments May Prohibit Medical Marijuana Facilities

Local governments in Oregon may adopt ordinances that prohibit the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries or medical marijuana processing sites within their jurisdiction, in accordance with ORS 475B.968.

Notifying the Oregon Health Authority

A city or county that adopts or repeals an ordinance prohibiting a dispensary or marijuana processing site must provide the following to OHA as soon as the ordinance is adopted or repealed:


If a city or county has not adopted an ordinance pursuant to ORS 475B.968, the Authority will continue to issue dispensary registrations to an applicant that otherwise meets the statutory criteria, unless an applicant withdraws the application.

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