By Mary Owen
An ordinance passed by the Stayton City Council to set rules for marijuana facilities to operate in the city goes into effect this month.
“Currently, there are two dispensaries that have submitted applications to the state as of June 30 to operate in Stayton,” Police Chief Rich Sebens said. “Neither has opened their doors for business.”
Under state and local regulations, with the passage of Oregon’s new recreational marijuana law, Sebens said a possibility exists for Stayton to have four retail/dispensaries in town based on the 1,000-foot rule from any school and the need to be within a commercial zone.