Deschutes County Officially Begins Moratorium on Pot Businesses

Deschutes County Commissioners Monday unanimously agreed to repeal previous marijuana regulations, opting out of allowing new land use applications for future pot operations in unincorporated parts of the county.

They agreed to an emergency clause, which means it takes effect immediately.

The moratorium remains in effect until the issue is sent back to voters in 2020.

Their decision could result in a loss of revenue for Deschutes County, if the state chooses to withhold the tax dollars collected from the businesses that remain.

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