Board might limit 'grandfathering' of pot grow sites
The Josephine County Board of Commissioners is slated on Thursday to discuss the latest proposed regulations governing marijuana grow sites in rural residential zones. One change would limit "grandfathering" of current grow sites.
Commissioners Simon Hare and Dan DeYoung on Tuesday expressed support for a rule allowing existing lawful marijuana grow sites in some zones to continue, but only for three years. That rule would apply to rural residential lots of fewer than 5 acres.
Commissioners also supported a rule requiring grow sites in those zones to be 100 feet from property lines and 200 feet from the nearest home.
The proposals are expected to be discussed Thursday, when the board meets for its weekly administration workshop at 9 a.m. in the board conference room at the courthouse.
In related matters:
• Commissioners have asked for details about more than 1,000 marijuana-related complaints received by the county's planning department. That item is expected to be taken up at Thursday's workshop.
• The county's Citizen Advisory Panel on Tuesday voted 5-3 to express support for a proposal that treats marijuana farming in rural residential zones as a home business allowed by permit.