JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.– Jackson County commissioners say they are dealing with a swift and alarming increase in cannabis-related complaints. Officials say, because of the nature of the industry, cannabis-related complaints and violations of the county’s codes differ
from other types of complaints and violations.
The board voted on revisions for separate policy and procedures specifically for cannabis related complaints and violations of the county codes, in order to address these differences and to maintain an effective code enforcement program.
“Currently . . . code enforcement has three officers and one office assistant for supportive services, and all of our staff are managing high case loads,” the Board said.
To date, Jackson County code enforcement has 988 active cases.
Officers say with this increase in workload, the number of complaints from citizens regarding effective code enforcement for cannabis related cases has also risen dramatically.