Josephine County (Ore.) Commissioners, despite concerns over a marijuana-friendly campground leasing a strip of county land at Lake Selmac, approved the six-year lease for the planned resort, the Grants Pass Daily Courier reported.
Smoke On the Water Lake Selmac, formerly Lake Selmac Resort, is promoting marijuana use at its five-acre campground next to the county-owned lake southwest of Grants Pass.
For years, the county has leased to the owners of the resort a 400-foot-long strip for a boathouse and docks. Wayne Zallen, doing business as Smoke On The Water, bought the resort and campground recently.
Commissioners decided to approve the lease — with some concerns — with the condition that marijuana use be prohibited on the strip of land.
Recreational marijuana use, while legalized in Oregon two years ago, is prohibited on county-owned property, including the entire lake, campgrounds and boat ramps.
Earlier this month, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission said the resort would not be allowed to have a license to serve alcohol, nor would it be allowed to provide any marijuana product.
Campers need to bring their own marijuana.
Zallen, who is from Eagle Point, said he envisioned campers could light up either at their campsite or inside a planned community center on the property.
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