PROHIBITS RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA PRODUCERS, PROCESSORS, WHOLESALERS,
AND RETAILERS IN MADRAS
The following “Ballot Title”, prepared by the City Attorney of the City of Madras was filed with the City Elections Official on June 17, 2016.
Question: Shall the City of Madras prohibit recreational marijuana producers, processors, wholesalers, and retailers in areas subject to the City’s jurisdiction?
Summary: State law allows operation of licensed recreational marijuana producers, processors, wholesalers, and retailers. State law provides that a city council may adopt an ordinance to be referred to the voters of the city to prohibit (ban) the establishment and operation of recreational marijuana producers, processors, wholesalers, and/or retailers. The Madras City Council has referred this measure to the voters as provided under state law.
Approval of this measure will prohibit (ban) the establishment and operation of recreational marijuana producers, processors, wholesalers, and retailers within any area subject to the city’s jurisdiction.
If this measure is approved, the city will be ineligible to receive distributions of state marijuana tax revenues and will be unable to impose a local tax or fee on the production, processing, and/or sale of marijuana or any product into which marijuana has been incorporated.
The City Elections Official has determined that the measure meets the requirements of section 1 (2)(d) and (5), Article IV of the Oregon Constitution. The measure election will be held in the City of Madras on November 8, 2016. Any elector of the City of Madras who is dissatisfied with the ballot title may petition the Jefferson County Circuit Court to review the ballot title issued by the City Attorney. The deadline to file a petition to review the ballot title is no later than the 7th business day after the ballot title is filed with the City Elections Official and/or an appeal to the council as set forth in Section 11 of Ordinance No. 491; therefore, the deadline is 5:00 p.m. on June 28, 2016.
The City Recorder must be notified within one day of any petition being filed in the Circuit Court challenging the ballot title.
Publish: June 22, 2016