Should Camas get into the marijuana business?
That is the question Camas Mayor Scott Higgins and the Camas City Council are hoping to hear the public’s response to during a hearing scheduled for Monday, May 19, at 7 p.m., at City Hall, 616 N.E. Fourth Ave.
Community input is being solicited regarding whether to allow marijuana retail sales, processing, manufacturing and growing facilities within city limits.
“We have been able to gather some of that information through first-hand conversations and emails, but we haven’t had an opportunity for the public to say: ‘Here is what I think,'” Higgins said. “We’d love to hear what their thoughts are. I think that will help the council make an informed decision that will best represent the values of Camas.”
On April 7, the City Council voted to extend a zoning moratorium relating to the establishment of marijuana production, processing and retail sales facilities to give city staff time to “review and determine the local implications of the state rules, and to assess impacts and potential liabilities under federal law, and to determine an appropriate regulatory framework under those laws.” The moratorium is an extension of one put into place in November 2013.
The Liquor Control Board has allotted one retail marijuana license for Camas. A total of 15 are allowed in Clark County.