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Marijuana growers, processors face complex rules, backlash

Marijuana growers, processors face complex rules, backlash

Saul Hubbard | 

As recreational marijuana cultivation emerges from decades in the shadows in Oregon, residents face a vexing challenge: Where will new licensed farms, processing plants and retailers be allowed to locate?

Banned outright in big chunks of the state, recreational marijuana facilities face a complicated patchwork of quickly drafted local land use laws in areas such as Lane County.

Those local rules are, at times, viewed as too permissive by longtime residents suddenly confronted with the reality of a new marijuana farm or processing facility nearby. Commercial-scale marijuana producers, meanwhile, want to be able to proceed with their new business ventures without unreasonable hassles from neighbors or bureaucratic barriers from local officials.

Marijuana growers, processors face complex rules, backlash






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