Hermiston City Council Bans Medical Marijuana Dispensaries - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Hermiston City Council Bans Medical Marijuana Dispensaries within City Limits

Posted: Updated:

HERMISTON, OR – The Hermiston City Council voted unanimously Monday night to ban medical marijuana dispensaries from operating within the city.  The ordinance takes effect immediately.

The ordinance amends the city's Controlled Substances code to specify that it is unlawful to establish and operate a dispensary within the city. 

Hermiston's Zoning Code already states that all uses must comply with all applicable federal regulations and laws.  Marijuana is classified by the United States federal government as a Schedule I controlled substance.

The Oregon Health Authority began accepting applications to operate medical marijuana dispensaries Monday, however Oregon Administrative Rule 330-008-1110(2) states that, "registration by the [Oregon Health] Authority is not a guarantee that a facility is permitted to operate under applicable land use or other local government laws where the facility is located." 

The OHA application website reiterates that, "the issue of whether a local government believes a certain type of business should operate within one of these zones is a local government decision."

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Tri-CitiesTri-Cities NewsMore>>

  • Help Center Monday: Mental health

    Help Center Monday: Mental health

    Monday, July 16 2018 8:46 PM EDT2018-07-17 00:46:33 GMT

    For this week's help center, we had several specialists come in to answer your questions about mental health. 

    More >>

    For this week's help center, we had several specialists come in to answer your questions about mental health. 

    More >>
  • House approves Newhouse bill honoring fallen Richland Marine

    House approves Newhouse bill honoring fallen Richland Marine

    Monday, July 16 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-07-16 21:52:57 GMT

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation H.R. 5504, to designate the U.S. Postal Service facility at 4801 West Van Giesen Street in West Richland, Washington as the “Sergeant Dietrich Schmieman Post Office.” 

    More >>

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation H.R. 5504, to designate the U.S. Postal Service facility at 4801 West Van Giesen Street in West Richland, Washington as the “Sergeant Dietrich Schmieman Post Office.” 

    More >>
  • Benton County voters to see changes in the Primary Elections

    Benton County voters to see changes in the Primary Elections

    Monday, July 16 2018 4:41 PM EDT2018-07-16 20:41:02 GMT

    The Benton County Auditor is pleased to announce some exciting changes to the ballot for Benton County voters. 

    More >>

    The Benton County Auditor is pleased to announce some exciting changes to the ballot for Benton County voters. 

    More >>