Marijuana legalization still contentious in Oregon counties

Laboratory analyst Alexander McVey works at Cascadia Labs in Bend, Oregon Wednesday May 11. The lab tests cannabis-related products and business for the lab is expected to rise after Deschutes County, of which Bend is the county seat, decided on May 11, 2016, to allow marijuana cultivation in rural areas of the county, reversing an earlier opt-out decision. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)REDMOND, Oregon (AP) — Last year, Lindsey Pate and her husband, Christopher, bought 15 acres of high desert covered in junipers in central Oregon, where they planned to grow marijuana in greenhouses to sell for recreational use.

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