BOARDMAN -- Boardman has placed a moratorium on medical marijuana facilities in the city until May 1, 2015.
The city council approved the ordinance Tuesday, according to a news release from the city.
A new Oregon law directs state health officials to develop a registry for medical marijuana facilities.
The law also protects the owners and operators of those facilities from state prosecution.
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Oregon cities and counties have the authority to enact moratoriums until May 1, 2015, to develop rules for locating medical marijuana facilities within their boundaries, the release said.