Medford asks: Is pot grown in greenhouses 'outside'?

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Medford officials are considering whether the city's ban on outdoor marijuana cultivation also applies to greenhouses.

The Mail Tribune reports ( ) that the City Council on Thursday will hold a study session to discuss what constitutes a legitimate structure in the city and where marijuana can be grown.

Voters in November ruled that cannabis should only be grown indoors in the city, but a resident contacted Councilor Kevin Stine asking what inside really means.

Deputy City Attorney Kevin McConnel says the ordinance was not intended to go after grows in structures or accessory dwellings. He says the council will likely consider the questions "what is a greenhouse?" and "what makes a structure?"

Even if marijuana is being grown indoors or in a greenhouse, growers are at risk of violating the city's odor ordinance.


Information from: Mail Tribune,

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