Marijuana dispensary gets OK from city

By Dick Mason, The Observer May 07, 2014 10:45 am

Business permit granted to La Grande couple for medical marijuana dispensary

La Grande is a major step closer to having its first medical marijuana dispensary.

An application from Rona Lindsey to the City of La Grande for a business permit to operate a medical marijuana dispensary at 1406 Jefferson Ave. was approved Tuesday afternoon by City of La Grande Planner Michael Boquist. The dispensary will be operated by Rona Lindsey and her husband, Randy.

Boquist said once the Lindseys meet all state requirements they will be able to begin operating their business.

“As far I am concerned they are good to go now,” he said. “They are now in the hands of the state permit process.”

Randy Lindsey said the business, which will be named Green Apothecary Dispensary, will begin operating soon.

“We could be open in under a week,” Lindsey said.

Boquist OK’d the application after initially denying it on May 1. Boquist had rejected the application on the grounds that the dispensary site would be within 1,000 

(For full story, see Wednesday's edition of The Observer)