By OCC Staff
Oregon Cannabis Connection
Deschutes County Commissioners met at 12:00 noon today and quickly did the first reading on half a dozen ordinances regulating marijuana business activities in the county. The regulations impose restrictions on marijuana business operations from medical to recreational. Restrictions range from limiting EFU lots under 10 acres to just 2,500 square feet of production space to essentially banning all “home-based” marijuana businesses.
Included in the restrictions:
Prohibited as any home based occupation – Marijuana processor, retailer, wholesaler, or producer.
EFU marijuana processing limits:
Parcels from 5 to 10 acres – 2,500 Sq Ft
Parcels from 10 to 20 acres – 5,000 – 10,000 Sq Ft
Parcels from 20 – 40 Acres – up to 10,000 Sq Ft
Parcels from 40 – 60 Acres – up to 20,000 Sq Ft (*tier one outdoor per State law)
Parcels over 60 Acres – up to 40,000 Sq Ft
Minimum setback from lot lines: 100 Ft
Setback from off-site dwelling: 300 Ft
Separation distances from:
Schools (public or private schools and licensed daycare facilities (not residential in-home daycare facilities), Youth activity centers and parks – 1,000 Ft
Other medical or recreational retail shops – 1,000 Ft
Retail Operation Hours:
Not open before 9:00am or close after 7:00pm
Not allowed on EFU land or Rural Industrial Zones:
Commercial activities, events, or agri-tourism in conjunction with a marijuana crop.
On the same property with marijuana production any Guest lodging, resorts, public parks or private parks, events or mass gatherings, room and board arrangements are all prohibited.
Other regulations regarding water rights, odor and noise controls, lighting control and use, and much more.
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