By OCC Staff
In a reasonably tight race in eastern Oregon, Grant county decided to continue with a ban on marijuana related businesses Tuesday. The ban, which was enacted by the County Court after the legislature paved the way last year, was challenged when cannabis advocates raised enough signatures to place a Measure 12-58 on the local ballot during the primary election on May 17th.
The margin for the loss was 46.4% voting yes to 53.6% voting no (to keep the ban). In all, just over 3,000 votes were cast (est. 95% reporting). Grant county is one of the least populated in Oregon.
Interestingly, local law enforcement and Federal agents recently raided a illegal mountain cannabis grow near Wheeler. Likely run by a Mexican cartel with workers camping near the grow site, no one was arrested and over 8,000 plants were eradicated.
In a similar effort, Klamath Falls Measure 18-105 also failed. Story here.
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