HTTP/1.0 200 OK Content-Type: text/html State Of Oregon Sued To Restrict Commercial Marijuana
Pubdate: Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Source: Oregonian, The (Portland, OR)
Copyright: 2018 The Oregonian
Contact:  http://www.oregonlive.com/oregonian/
Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/324

STATE OF OREGON SUED TO RESTRICT COMMERCIAL MARIJUANA OPERATIONS

SALEM -- Officials in an Oregon county who have tried to restrict
commercial marijuana growing are suing the state in federal court,
asserting that while pot is legal in Oregon it remains illegal under
federal law, which has supremacy.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Medford,
escalates a battle between the Josephine County Board of Commissioners
and the state over regulating marijuana grows in rural residential
areas.

The county had tried to ban commercial pot farming on parcels of 5
acres or less, but the state Land Use Board of Appeals ruled last
month on the side of the growers, and put the restrictions on hold.

Now, the county officials are saying the state can't do that because
marijuana remains illegal under federal law.
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