Recent legislation has made medical marijuana dispensaries legal in Oregon. It’s expected that one or more dispensaries will seek to open within Tigard in the next year.
Under state regulations, a dispensary may not be located in a residential zone or within 1,000 feet of a school or another dispensary. The city must now decide whether to impose additional restrictions such as design standards or operational restrictions. City Council has until April 30, 2015 to make a decision on the issue, and wants to hear from citizens as it studies the issue. For questions or to submit comments, please visit www.tigard-or.gov/mm or contact Associate Planner John Floyd at 503-718-2429 or johnfl @tigard-or.gov.