CANNON BEACH, Ore. — The Cannon Beach City Council has reversed its decision to block marijuana retailers from operating in mixed-use buildings.
The Daily Astorian reports the council reconsidered out of fear that landlords with mixed-use properties would evict residential tenants to allow marijuana retailers to rent their commercial spaces for a higher price.
City Councilor Mike Benefield says the council decided to let residents decide whether they want to live above a pot shop.
Tuesday’s change has implications for about 30 mixed-use buildings in Cannon Beach.
Information from: The Daily Astorian, http://www.dailyastorian.com