Yakima City Council Backtracks On Legalized Marijuana Businesses

WASHINGTON: One councilwoman’s change of heart has the Yakima City Council suddenly looking like it will backtrack on allowing the growth, processing and sale of recreational marijuana in city limits.

Councilwoman Maureen Adkison was one of four council members in early October to defeat a proposed ban on marijuana. But toward the end of Tuesday’s council meeting, Adkison announced she had reconsidered her vote and moved to ask city staff to draft legislation that would prohibit any licensed marijuana operations in the city.

“I really thought long and hard about this after my last vote,” Adkison said. “A lot of things kept coming back to me.” [Read more…]