MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Oregon state officials have upheld local regulations blocking people from growing medical marijuana on property zoned for rural residential use.

The Mail Tribune reports ( ) that the Land Use Board of Appeals sided with Jackson County on the issue, releasing a decision this month that rejected the arguments of Sandra Diesel, president the local group Right to Grow USA.

Diesel said Wednesday she plans to appeal the decision to the Oregon Court of Appeals.

She brought the case to LUBA in April, saying the regulations are unreasonable and will hurt patients and growers.

The county argued that marijuana can still be grown in non-residential zones. Jackson County Counsel Joel Benton says he is pleased with the decision and that it validates months of work spent crafting the new regulations.


Information from: Mail Tribune,