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Future of marijuana growing on November ballot

Right now, there is a moratorium on new marijuana growing operations in Deschutes County. In the November election, residents of Deschutes County can decide whether to make that ban on new grows permanent.

Measure 9-134 asks voters whether additional marijuana producers, processors, and processing sites should be allowed in Deschutes County going forward. A “yes” vote would overturn the moratorium established by the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners in August 2019 and allow additional growing operations to be established in the county; a “no” vote would keep the current ban on new operations in place.

The ban does not affect operations that were in place before the moratorium took effect, and the vote will not impact them either. Retail marijuana businesses and recreational or medical use of marijuana will note be impacted by the vote.


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