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By Kara Davidson
Gazette Reporter 

Board places 6-month stop on new marijuana sites


March 7, 2019

Natalie Fisher

Natalie Fisher presents her argument in front of a full room.

Monday afternoon the commissioners' room at the courthouse was packed and overflowing for the 2:15 p.m. session to consider a marijuana moratorium. Board President Art Swannack allowed for public comment after the ordinance was introduced by County Prosecutor Denis Tracy.

Tracy had been asked by the board to write up the moratorium calling for a six month stop on issuing licenses for producing, processing and sale of marijuana products or recreational marijuana.

The moratorium is meant to maintain the existing state of the county while giving the commissioners time to research and develop...

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