Yamhill County approves marijuana facility over objections

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — Planning commissioners in Yamhill County, Oregon, have approved a controversial proposed hemp and marijuana processing facility.

KOIN reports the facility will be located 12 minutes outside downtown Newberg. Many members of the public are concerned about livability, water usage, odors, traffic, noises, proximity to homes, possible chemical usage, a potential increase in crime and more.

In late August, OreTex Farms, LLC submitted a land-use application, expressing the company’s wish to process hemp and recreational marijuana.

A site design review request was also submitted, in which the applicants stated their plan to grow 5-10 acres of hemp on the property, grow up to 10,000 square feet of marijuana indoors, and process both in separate buildings.