Indoor marijuana grows to be allowed for business in Coos Bay

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018 file photo, marijuana plants grow in a tomato greenhouse being renovated to grow pot in Delta, British Columbia. The legal marijuana industry exploded in 2018, pushing its way further into the cultural and financial mainstream in the U.S. and beyond. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

COOS BAY, Ore. - The City of Coos Bay adopts a new ordinance to allow indoor marijuana growing in industrial zones for businesses.

The City Manager says this qualifies the city get a portion of the state's collected 17 percent tax on dispensaries, where the city collects just three percent.

“Will people do it? Probably not, no one is knocking on our doors to do so,” said Rodger Craddock, the City Manager. “But just the simple fact that we don't allow it precludes us from receiving the revenue."

He projects this will bring in $50,000-$60,000 annually. Restrictions include the growing cannot be within 1,000 feet of any residence or other marijuana-related business.

Those tax funds were being used to fund law enforcement and the south coast Interagency Narcotics Team.

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