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County Cannabis Moratorium

Posted on 19th December 2013 at 16:51

They’re a little late to the game, but Cowlitz County is now following other local jurisdictions in enacting a moratorium on marijuana production, processing and retail sales. Chief Civil Deputy Doug Jensen tells the County Commissioners that this is a chance to get everyone on the same page before these businesses open…countycannabis…Unlike other local jurisdictions, Cowlitz County is imposing a moratorium of only 60 days, rather than the six months adopted by others. The plan is to assemble a work group, which will then consult with the County Commissioners and the Planning Commission to develop regulations that will apply to the unincorporated county. While the item wasn’t on Tuesday’s agenda, Jensen says that this is a common planning tool, and the Commissioners say that this will now open up the public discussion on how marijuana should be regulated in Cowlitz County. Tomorrow is the deadline for marijuana license applications; as of Tuesday of this week, 19 applications for licenses had been received from Cowlitz County, most from people wanting to develop production or processing operations.