Portland City Council Votes Down ‘Green Light’ Marijuana District

OREGON: The Portland City Council voted down the “Green Light District,” deciding against easing restrictions on marijuana sales in the central downtown area by lifting a 1,000-foot buffer between pot businesses.

Mayor Charlie Hales said the idea could be brought up at a later time.

Commissioner Dan Saltzman introduced the amendment. He believes a concentration of pot businesses in the central city including downtown, the Lloyd District and South Waterfront would attract tourists.

It would also keep pot shops from expanding into Portland neighborhoods.

Washington State Liquor Control Board Files Rule Revision For Marijuana Shop Locations

WASHINGTON:  The Washington State Liquor Control Board has announced that it will file an emergency rule revision on October 16th to make a change to the rules which specifies how far recreational marijuana shops must be from schools, child centers, and public parks. [Read more…]