At least 71 Oregon cities have moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries and more than 40 others are considering one.

The Legislature allowed local governments to impose a one-year ban, if enacted by May 1.

The League of Oregon Cities and the Association of Oregon Counties pushed for the legislation. They provided The Oregonian with the list of cities.

The legal counsel for the Association of Oregon Counties, Rob Bovett, says some cities and counties will want permanent bans on marijuana dispensaries, but others just want more time to see how the state-regulated system works.

Among the cities that have not imposed moratoriums are Portland, Bend and Eugene.