Oregon state officials have put a Josephine County cannabis ordinance on hold.
The new ordinance restricted commercial marijuana farming on land zoned for residential use.
The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports the state land-use board issued a nine-page order concluding that marijuana farmers would be irreparably injured if the new rules were enforced.
The board was acting on complaints from more than 40 growers.
The county's ordinance bars commercial cannabis farming on parcels that are 5 acres or smaller. It also limits the size of operations on larger land. The county adopted the new rules in December and they were to take effect in March.
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