Washington State Attorney General In Center Of Marijuana Fight

Businesses seeking licenses in cities with marijuana moratoriums are now suing on the grounds that local prohibition of marijuana conflicts with state law.

WASHINGTON:  When state Attorney General Bob Ferguson declared earlier this year that individual cities and counties can ban the growing, processing and selling of recreational marijuana it was taken as gospel by many local officials.

As a result, several cities and counties have put the kibosh on pot operations through moratoriums, including some cities in Walla Walla and Columbia counties.

But — and this was made clear by Ferguson (although many opted to stop listening) — the attorney general’s opinion was just that, an opinion. The final interpretation of the voter-approved law would come from a court ruling.

And that day now appears to be coming.


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