OR: Court Backs Ban On Outdoor Marijuana Cultivation In Grants Pass

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The Oregon Court of Appeals has affirmed a Grants Pass ordinance that requires marijuana plants grown at home for personal use to be grown indoors.

The City Council approved the ban on outdoor cultivation shortly after recreational marijuana became legal. The council members were concerned about offensive odors.

Activist Rycke Brown took the matter to court, saying the ordinance conflicts with a state law that prohibits a local government from enacting or enforcing local limits on the production or use of plant seeds.

The Appeals Court on Wednesday agreed with a lower court that marijuana plants do not apply to that law.

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