New cannabis ordinance for Josephine County – KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI

Grants Pass, Ore. – Starting Wednesday commercial marijuana growers in Josephine County will have new rules to follow after county commissioners passed changes to an old ordinance.

The changes impact commercial growers in rural residential zones. The old ordinance stated commercial marijuana grown in rural residential zones wasn’t allowed on lots of five acres or less. The new wording covers all lots in that zoning, effectively banning large grows in rural residential areas.

Commissioner Dan DeYoung said another change involves the annual certification.

“We had an annual certification we needed clarified. We have taken the fee out but you still have to do the annual certification,” DeYoung said.

The annual certification is needed for people growing under an OLCC license. That license is necessary for growers who have more than 12 plants.

Grower Aaron Gerk said he thinks these

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