JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — During their work session yesterday, Jackson County Commissioners previewed potential legislation that could limit cannabis grow licenses to land that is already endowed with water rights.
Commissioners discussed the measure, they say will likely be in front of lawmakers this legislative session, after receiving a recommendation from the Marijuana Advisory Committee on the issue.
“The Marijuana advisory committee recommends that the Jackson County Board of Commissioners requested that ODA (Oregon Department of Agriculture) and OLCC (Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission) include proof of water right during the grower/producer application,” Commissioner Colleen Roberts said, reading the recommendation into the record.
County Administrator Danny Jordan noted that that the county has already been working with its lobbyist to get the issue, as well as others related to cannabis and illegal grows, in front of lawmakers in February.
“It’s on the table to be part of a large package of bills around marijuana,” he said.