Yakima, WA City Council Bans Marijuana Businesses

WASHINGTON:  The Yakima City Council, once divided on the issue of how to implement the state’s recreational marijuana law, was virtually united Tuesday night when deciding to ban all business activity related to the drug.

Council voted 6 to 1 in favor of the ban on the growing, processing and retail sales of pot within city limits. Council member Kathy Coffey cast the lone no vote.

“I cannot support this ban. I do not think this is a responsible move by this council,” Coffey said in dissent. [Read more…]