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Sutherlin takes no action on marijuana report, leaves it to citizen initiative

Janelle PolcynMay 14, 2019

SUTHERLIN — The Sutherlin City Council isn’t going to take on the task of legalizing marijuana.

Instead, counselors on Monday suggested those interested in legalization could begin an initiative process.

The discussion came after a staff report on the economic impact of allowing businesses to grow, sell and process marijuana at the regular meeting on Monday night.

The earliest interested parties could get this kind of measure on the ballot would be the statewide general election in the fall of 2020.

Sutherlin residents voted against decriminalizing marijuana within city limits in 2014 and again in 2016.

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