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 Downtown Spokane Partnership President Mark Richard were fielding concerns from religious leaders about pot stores opening in the downtown core.

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.

“I’m worried that the marijuana industry is going to get the wrong idea,” the city council president said.

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