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City Planner Presents Draft Ordinance to Regulate Marijuana in Pendleton

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PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - An ordinance regulating marijuana in Pendleton is coming into focus.

The city planner has presented a draft ordinance regulating the sale of both recreational and medical marijuana.

The draft is similar to one in La Grande, which has one of the few medical marijuana dispensaries east of the Cascade Mountains.

As in La Grande, the Pendleton ordinance would ban dispensaries or stores within 1,000 feet of schools and parks.

Unlike La Grande, the draft does not prohibit dispensaries and retailers from being within 1,000 feet of licensed daycares. That's because daycare facilities tend to be temporary in nature.

The draft ordinance also prohibits dispensaries and stores from being within a 1,000 feet of the public library and would set store hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Planning commission and city council votes are expected in April.

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