Albany marijuana – Hasso Hering


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The council and pot: Groundhog Day

Written November 14th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council went round and round for a couple of hours Monday on the issue of regulating recreational marijuana sites. In the end the ordinance under discussion failed to advance, but the council will try again next month.

Albany pot code up on Monday

Written November 13th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council could save itself time and trouble by relying on a mountain of state regulations regarding marijuana businesses. Instead, the council’s Monday agenda calls for action on a code amendment that the city staff believes would not survive a legal challenge.

Albany pot: Action due this week

Written July 24th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

This week the Albany City Council plans to put recreational marijuana sales up to the voters in the general election, at the same time asking for approval of a 3 percent tax on cannabis sales. And it will continue debating proposed regulations that would ban marijuana sales almost everywhere in town even if voters want […]

On pot, what yes and no will mean

Written July 14th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

As you know, recreational marijuana sales will be on the ballots of several jurisdictions in Linn County in the general election. Here’s a cautionary note: If you want recreational cannabis sales to be allowed, which they’re not now, you’re going to have to vote “no.”

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