TUALATIN, Ore. – Mayor Lou Ogden says while he would like to ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, he feels residents of Tualatin the same. “I’m sure that’s not a universal feeling, but I think we think (city council) sort of the general tendency of the attitude of our community.”
Mayor Ogden goes on to say there are a number of negative impacts of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Law. The law says dispensaries can not be located in a residential zone or within 1000 feet of a school.
“Those conditions of themselves speak to the fact that is not an activity most people want in their neighborhoods or around their children.
Mayor Ogden says city council has been looking at this issue for several months but nothing official has been proposed. That being said he tells KXL, city council does have a work session coming up and he hopes to bring a proposal to a future city council meeting for the residents of Tualatin to talk about in an open forum. No word on when that will happen.