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These Oregon Cities Have Banned Cannabis

Recreational cannabis is legal in Oregon, but not everyone’s in on the fun. Already at least 79 cities and 19 counties across the state have banned retail stores or other types of cannabis businesses, according to news reports and a list published by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

Some areas have enacted temporary bans but will put the issue before voters in the general election. We’ve marked those municipalities with asterisks(*). If you live in one those locations, or know someone who does, be sure to vote!

No matter where you are in the state, adults 21 and over are free to possess and consume cannabis in private, and it’s still legal to grow your own. The state has a website with more detailed information.

In addition to retail shops, municipalities below have banned producers, processors and wholesale unless otherwise noted.

Cities

  • Adrian
  • Albany*
  • Athena
  • Aumsville*
  • Baker City
  • Boardman
  • Brownsville*
  • Burns
  • Canyon City
  • Coburg*
  • Cove
  • Creswell*
  • Damascus*
  • Dayville
  • Detroit — ordinance is temporary and will expire June 30 or when city adopts zoning and other regulations, whichever comes first
  • Eagle Point*
  • Elgin
  • Enterprise
  • Fairview*
  • Gervais*
  • Gladstone*
  • Grants Pass*
  • Grass Valley
  • Halsey*
  • Happy Valley*
  • Harrisburg*
  • Heppner
  • Hubbard — ordinance is temporary and will expire Aug. 1 or when city adopts zoning and other regulations, whichever comes first
  • Ione
  • Irrigon
  • Island City
  • Jacksonville* — allows cultivation; bans processors, wholesale and retail sales
  • John Day
  • Jordan Valley
  • Joseph
  • Junction City*
  • Klamath Falls
  • LaGrande
  • Lake Oswego*
  • Lebanon*
  • Lexington
  • Lostine
  • Lyons*
  • Madras*
  • Manzanita*
  • Maupin*
  • Medford* — bans retail; allows producers, processors and wholesale
  • Merrill
  • Mill City*
  • Millersburg*
  • Milton-Freewater*
  • Monument
  • Moro
  • Mount Angel*
  • Mount Vernon
  • Myrtle Point*
  • North Powder
  • Nyssa
  • Ontario
  • Oregon City*
  • Pendleton*
  • Prairie City
  • Richland
  • Rufus
  • Sandy*
  • Shaniko*
  • Scappoose*
  • Sherwood*
  • Spray
  • Sutherlin*
  • Sweet Home*
  • Tangent*
  • Ukaih
  • Umatilla
  • Vale
  • Wallowa
  • Wasco
  • West Linn*
  • Wilsonville*

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Counties

  • Baker
  • Crook
  • Deschutes*
  • Douglas*
  • Gilliam*
  • Grant
  • Harney
  • Jefferson*
  • Klamath
  • Lake*
  • Linn*
  • Malheur
  • Marion*
  • Morrow
  • Sherman
  • Umatilla
  • Union
  • Wallowa
  • Wheeler