Dunes City marijuana LUBA case dismissed

March 7, 2018 — The Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) has dismissed a claim by Dunes City resident Catherine Caudle, which requested Ordinance 245 be repealed.

Dunes City councilors passed the ordinance on Sept. 13, 2017, which placed a temporary ban on marijuana grow facilities in the city. The ordinance did not affect existing marijuana grow operations. 

If LUBA had sided with the petition, the ban would have been lifted and further marijuana grow facilities would have been allowed in the city, according the city officials.

However, with LUBA’s decision, the ban will continue to be in place until this November, when voters will ultimately determine the future of marijuana grows in the city.

Caudle now has 21 days to file a Petition for a judicial review of the LUBA decision with the Oregon Court of Appeals.

More information regarding the decision will be published in Saturday’s edition of the Siuslaw News.


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