OLCC Updates Cities/Counties Prohibiting Licensed Recreational Marijuana Facilities

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OREGON: The following cities or counties have prohibited the establishment of Licensed Recreational Marijuana producers, processors, wholesalers, and/or retailers. The cities or counties listed below have: Provided the OLCC with a copy of their ordinance, per Chapter475B. Signed and returned the official “Local Option Opt‐Out” form which can be found at www.marijuana.oregon.gov. Have put or Read the full article…

How Close Is Too Close? Tacoma City Council Fine Tunes Cannabis Retail Policy

"there are two things we know for sure:  There is a strong demand for this product and that it is lucrative."

By Aaron Ball WASHINGTON:  The Tacoma City council formed a study group this week to discuss how best to proceed with ending the moratorium on Legal Cannabis Retail stores within the city limits.  After considering the testimony of Tacoma residents at the public hearing on April 26, 2016, Tacoma Planning and Development Services manager Brian Boudet presented Read the full article…

City of Castle Rock, WA Proposes Moratorium On Marijuana And Cannabis-Infused Products

Castle Rock, WA considers ban on marijuana and cannabis-infused products

WASHINGTON: Castle Rock, WA, which calls itself the “Gateway to Mt. St. Helens” has proposed a moratorium prohibiting the retail sale, growing, production, and processing of marijuana and cannabis-infused products intended for medical and/or recreational use within the Castle Rock city limits for a one-year period of time, during which the city will study regulatory Read the full article…

Spokane City Council Uninterested In Regulating Marijuana Industry Out Of Existence

Stuckart said he wanted to ensure legal marijuana businesses that Spokane would not entertain proposals to regulate them out of existence, including adding buffer zones to churches.

WASHINGTON: There is no desire among a majority of Spokane city officials to further regulate the sale of marijuana downtown absent data showing it is a problem, City Council President Ben Stuckart said. “I believe that this whole thing is based on fear, not truth or data,” Stuckart said, referring to Monday’s story that Mike Fagan and Read the full article…

Chelan Community Meeting About Plain Marijuana Farm; Jan 22nd

his issue and meeting are of particular importance to our area because of the marijuana growing operation proposed for site in “downtown” Plain.

WASHINGTON: As previously posted on this site, the Chelan County Planning Commission will hold a hearing on the status of marijuana operations in the County on January 27th. This issue and meeting are of particular importance to our area because of the marijuana growing operation proposed for site in “downtown” Plain. The site is immediately adjacent Read the full article…

Soap Lake, WA Resident Petitions Council To Embrace Marijuana Culture

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WASHINGTON: A Soap Lake resident is petitioning the city council to embrace marijuana culture and bring marijuana-related businesses into the city. Gary Gregg spoke to the council Wednesday night, asking the council members to consider taking advantage of legislation that permits and regulates the production, distribution and possession of marijuana for people 21 and over in Read the full article…

San Diego Medical Marijuana Dispensary Hit With $1.8-Million Fine

Study: Cannabis and mental illness

CALIFORNIA:  A Pacific Beach medical marijuana dispensary has been hit with a $1.8-million penalty for operating outside of San Diego‘s zoning regulations, the largest fine against a dispensary in city history. That more than doubles the total amount of dispensary-related judgments the city has collected to date. On Nov. 20, San Diego County Superior Court Read the full article…

Panel Discusses Marijuana Businesses, Zoning For Fairbanks

Possible zones compatible with marijuana facilities are agricultural, commercial, industrial and general use

ALASKA:  Just where in the Fairbanks North Star Borough marijuana businesses should be allowed and under what conditions continued to be discussed Friday by a special panel convened by Mayor Luke Hopkins It was the second meeting of the marijuana working group. Hopkins is working on a new zoning ordinance, dealing with pot businesses, that is Read the full article…

Washington NORML Official Statement to Snohomish County Emergency Moratorium

We strongly support the repeal of this ordinance and would also like to remind Snohomish County officials that as they consider what action to take this next Wednesday that they should remember the will of the voters who brought them into office who also approved I-502 by 54.6%.

To whom it may concern, The Washington State Affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws would like to submit the attached report to be placed on the record & provided to the planning department and county council in response to Snohomish county’s recently enacted ordinance (14-086) preventing marijuana production from taking Read the full article…

Snohomish County WA Marijuana Businesses Meet To Discuss Zoning

Snohomish County Council is considering:

1)    Re-zoning the permitted R-5 zone from permitted to conditional use, and thus delaying and further complicating 502 development in the previously approved area. This could possibly also extend to and negatively impact existing MMJ Gardens.

By Jamie Curtismith Today, several Snohomish County based 502 Producer-Processor-Retailers, Collective Garden Owners and MMJ Dispensaries gathered to discuss the implications of the recent decision by Snohomish County Council members who are trying to address community concerns about issues such as over concentration of collective gardens in certain neighborhoods, allowing collective gardens near things like Read the full article…