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County Planning Commission endorses new marijuana regs 

County Planning Commission endorses new marijuana regs 

By some measures, marijuana has been a booming business in Okanogan County. The county has the second-highest number of growers and processors in the state, accounting for 8.5 percent of all licensed operations.
County’s moratorium on new marijuana farms is lifted

County’s moratorium on new marijuana farms is lifted

By Marcy Stamper The moratorium on new marijuana farms was lifted by the Okanogan County commissioners, who elected on Monday (Feb. 26) to adopt recommendations by the county’s cannabis committee as interim controls until the planning commission reviews the matter. The committee’s recommendations include a ban on outdoor farms in neighborhood commercial zones. Indoor operations...
Okanogan County’s marijuana farm moratorium up for renewal

Okanogan County’s marijuana farm moratorium up for renewal

The moratorium on new marijuana farms in the county that’s been in place since last June is up for reconsideration since it’s currently set to expire on March 5. During the ban on new grows, a cannabis committee with five representatives from the marijuana industry and …
Marijuana ban likely to be extended

Marijuana ban likely to be extended

It could be three more months before new marijuana farms can start up in Okanogan County. After a hearing on Monday (Dec. 11) on the county’s six-month moratorium on new cannabis producers, the Okanogan County commissioners asked the planning director to prepare a resolution extending the moratorium until March 5, 2018. The current moratorium is...
Marijuana committee trying to balance concerns of growers, public

Marijuana committee trying to balance concerns of growers, public

A 10-member committee has been meeting weekly since early October to develop new guidelines for marijuana farms in Okanogan County, with their first order of business figuring out where the farms shouldn’t go. The committee was created this fall in conjunction with a six-month moratorium on new ...
Comment on home pot grows

Comment on home pot grows

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is considering allowing people to grow marijuana at home for personal recreational use. The board is considering three options: • Tightly regulated home grows of up to four plants per household. People would have to obtain a permit, take security measures, and register the plants with the state...
New marijuana farms in county on hold

New marijuana farms in county on hold

A moratorium on new marijuana farms is in effect until the end of the year, but the Okanogan County commissioners lifted the moratorium on new marijuana processing operations after a public hearing on Aug. 21. The commissioners had imposed a six-month moratorium at the end of June on new operations to grow, process or sell...
Okanogan County briefs

Okanogan County briefs

Comment on marijuana moratorium • Public comment sought on ATV road access • Wedding/event center proposed
County imposes 6-month moratorium on permitting marijuana operations

County imposes 6-month moratorium on permitting marijuana operations

A moratorium on new applications for marijuana operations has been imposed by the Okanogan County commissioners, in response to complaints from the public as well as from people involved in the marijuana industry. The moratorium, approved by commissioners on June 26, places a …
Retail marijuana outlet proposed for Carlton

Retail marijuana outlet proposed for Carlton

Okanogan County is reviewing a proposal for a marijuana retail store adjacent to the Carlton General Store. Endicott Enterprises of Winlock, Washington, has submitted an application to the county for a conditional-use permit…