Jackson County is raising its maximum fine from $10,000 to $20,000 for code violations — in part because officials say owners of illegal marijuana grows are undeterred by the threat of a $10,000 fine. “A lot of people are being impacted by people who are ignoring our ordinances,” said Jackson County Commissioner Rick Dyer. Commissioners discussed the fines during a work session in October, then voted this month on whether to raise fines. Dyer and Commissioner Bob Strosser voted to increase a variety of minimum and maximum fines. Commissioner Colleen Roberts voted against the move, saying the fines impact more than marijuana growers. Read the full story at the Medford Mail Tribune.
Jackson County Doubles Cannabis Violation Fines
By Vickie Aldous / Medford Mail Tribune • Nov 20, 2017