DAYTON — A public hearing will be held next month to take comments on a moratorium halting new cannabis operations in Columbia County.

The hearing will be at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 4 at the commissioners’ office, 311 E. Main St.

Commissioners last month enacted the moratorium on applications for production, processing or retail operations. The moratorium did not affect the one retail cannabis store in the county or an indoor grow operation approved by the county hearing examiner before the moratorium was enacted.

The resolution for the moratorium stated the current county code governing recreational and medical cannabis operations “allows for too much public safety issues and concerns, disallows for appropriate moderation and is in need of complete revision to ensure only suitable development occurs.”

The moratorium will remain in effect until Jan. 16 unless it is repealed by commissioners, according to the resolution.