Ashland considers moratorium on pot shops

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by Associated Press

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Posted on March 24, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 24 at 9:37 AM

ASHLAND, Ore. -- One of Oregon's more liberal cities is considering a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries.

The Ashland Daily Tidings newspaper reports that the Oregon Health Authority Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program has already received six dispensary applications for Ashland.

But neighborhood opposition has been increasing and the council will discuss a moratorium on April 1.

People hoping to launch dispensaries in Oregon began submitting applications to the state on March 3 as part of a new medical marijuana regulatory system.

A proposed dispensary called Top Shelf Meds abuts an Ashland neighborhood.

Carol Kim says the dispensary is separated from her home by a hedge.

She says it's ironic that state rules bar dispensaries near schools, but her daughters will come home from school and have to live near a dispensary.

 

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