Jackson County Doubles Cannabis Violation Fines

Nov 20, 2017

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.