After months of discussions the City of Beaverton has decided to ban marijuana dispensaries.
It’s most likely just a temporary ban, so the council can sort out how to regulate dispensaries in regards to zoning and business license requirements. However there are a few members who would prefer the ban become permanent. On Tuesday the council voted that the 6-month moratorium is to start February 28th. The Oregonian reports that the ordinance was passed quickly and unanimously and that no one testified in opposition to the ordinance. However the city council did say they received multiple emails from advocates opposing the temporary ban.
Over the next six months the council will work to put together new requirements for marijuana dispensaries before they re-visit the issue with more permanent legislation.