As Pierce County Says NO To Marijuana Businesses, Tacoma City Council Discuss How To Welcome More

Emerald Leaves, a retail marijuana store located at 2702 6th Ave, Tacoma.

MJNN EXCLUSIVE REPORT By Aaron Ball WASHINGTON: Just hours after Pierce County residents voted No on 1 – a measure that would have allowed legal marijuana production and sales in the unincorporated county — the Tacoma City Council convened to reconsider its cannabis policy.  The Council held a public hearing Tuesday evening to receive input about recommended amendments Read the full article…

Illegal Pot Shops Need Rooting Out In Pierce County

WSLCB issues new advertising regulations

WASHINGTON:  Wonder of wonders: King County, epicenter of the state’s drug culture, has begun cracking down on illegal marijuana dispensaries. Pierce County? It’s still doing next to nothing about them – even as it prohibits legal marijuana stores. King County’s prosecutor, Dan Satterberg, and sheriff, John Urquhart, have put two and two together: Now that the state Read the full article…

Bonney Lake Marijuana Ban Challenged

Nutritional High International Inc. has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement to manufacture and distribute various marijuana edible products using the song titles and bearing the likeness of iconic guitarist Jimi Hendrix.

WASHINGTON:  Bonney Lake’s ban on recreational marijuana businesses has spurred two lawsuits, filed in Pierce County Superior Court recently, that seek to overturn the city ordinance adopted early this year. One complaint claims the city’s moratorium and subsequent prohibition on pot retailers, producers and processors are unconstitutional. The other suit contends the decision to ban Read the full article…

Legal Standoff Over Pot Store

The Gallery is the first state-licensed recreational marijuana outlet to open in a county that outlaws recreational marijuana.

WASHINGTON:  With all the complications that local bans have caused for Washington’s recreational pot market, two state-licensed businessmen have decided to take matters into their own hands in south Pierce County. Tedd Wetherbee and Mike Henery own the Gallery, a pot shop-art gallery mashup that celebrated its grand opening in Parkland on March 1. Media Read the full article…

New Pot Shop Opens Despite Pierce County Ban

The Gallery is the first state-licensed recreational marijuana outlet to open in a county that outlaws recreational marijuana.

WASHINGTON:  A new pot shop in Pierce County is testing the limits of the law. The retail marijuana store is opening despite a county ban on retail marijuana sales. While Pierce County may not have signed off on this business, the owners said the state has, and that’s enough for them. Sunday was opening day Read the full article…

Judge Upholds Pierce County’s Retail Pot Ban

The Senate has passed a bill that removes the excise tax on producers and processors of recreational marijuana.

WASHINGTON:  Pierce County’s ban on retail marijuana shops survived a court challenge Monday, but an appeal to higher courts looms as the statewide weed wars continue. Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper sided with lawyers for Pierce County and the state, echoing a ruling he made earlier this year tied to a similar ban in the Read the full article…

Puyallup Bans Recreational Pot Businesses, But Stops Short Of Including Medical Cannabis

The Puyallup City Council voted 5-2 Tuesday to prohibit all recreational marijuana businesses but stops short of banning medical marijuana collectives.

WASHINGTON:  Puyallup has become one of the biggest cities in Pierce County to ban marijuana businesses. The Puyallup City Council voted 5-2 Tuesday to prohibit all recreational marijuana producers, processors and retailers. But the council stopped short of banning medical marijuana shops and collective gardens after overwhelming opposition from patients. Mayor John Knutsen and council Read the full article…

Puyallup City Council Will Vote Tuesday On Proposed Ban On Marijuana Businesses

The Puyallup City Council plans to vote on a proposed ban on marijuana retailers, producers and processors Tuesday night.

WASHINGTON:  Puyallup leaders are finally set to act on regulations for retail marijuana businesses this week after months considering the city’s options. The Puyallup City Council plans to vote on a proposed ban on marijuana retailers, producers and processors at its regular meeting Tuesday night. Puyallup is the largest city in Pierce County that has Read the full article…

No-Pot City Takes Aim At Washington Marijuana Law

Fife wants the judge to address if Washington's entire legal marijuana scheme should be thrown out as incompatible with the federal prohibition on pot.

WASHINGTON:  To Tedd Wetherbee, the vacant storefront seems a suitable spot for selling pot. It’s in a strip mall across from BJ’s Bingo parlor, in a long commercial stretch occupied by fast-food joints, dry cleaners and massage parlors. But like dozens of other cities in Washington, the small Tacoma suburb of Fife doesn’t want Wetherbee Read the full article…

Pacific Ponders Ordinances On Marijuana Businesses

The Puyallup City Council plans to vote on a proposed ban on marijuana retailers, producers and processors Tuesday night.

WASHINGTON:  The Pacific City Council on July 9 heard what residents had to say about a trio of possible City ordinances that would regulate recreational and medical marijuana businesses within city limits. As proposed, the ordinances would lay down requirements for any recreational marijuana businesses in the community, including retail, processing and production facilities, and Read the full article…