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 […]
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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 …
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…
Some people say marijuana extracts have helped soothe muscle aches from over-exertion. Arthritis sufferers say rubbing it into their joints has reduced pain and given them greater mobility. Others say tinctures have kept cancerous tumors stable for years. Still others say a little drop of marijuana under the tongue helps them sleep.
Now that it is legal for people over 21 to purchase marijuana for either therapeutic or recreational uses in …
The Okanogan County commissioners have extended a moratorium on new marijuana operations through the end of June to prevent people from getting in under current rules. The commissioners are considering stricter controls in a new zoning code that is under review.
The resolution, adopted on May 3, states that …
After two packed hearings about proposed changes to how Okanogan County regulates marijuana operations, the county has received three formal suggestions for its new zoning code. Up to now, marijuana has been treated like any other type of crop. The draft zoning code proposes requiring a special permit for any new marijuana operations, which includes […]
The vast majority of the literally overflow crowd that showed up for a planning commission hearing this week came to talk about the impacts of proposed zoning changes on the county’s budding marijuana industry and economy.
An Oregon resident was booked into Okanogan County Jail last Friday (March 18) in connection with a burglary at Fresh Greens, a licensed recreational marijuana dispensary in Winthrop. Jonathan Stern, 32, of Bend, was charged with burglary, theft and malicious mischief after he was arrested at a residence just south of Twisp on Friday afternoon, […]
Take a deep breath The rapid development of a marijuana industry in Washington state has created both opportunities and problems. Marketplace forces and entrepreneurial energy pretty much guaranteed that the businesses of growing, processing, distributing and selling marijuana would evolve quickly along traditional capitalistic lines: round up financing, make something the public wants, sell it […]