Yakima Police Close Pot Store That Defied City Rules

WASHINGTON:  Yakima police have shut down a retail marijuana shop after it opened despite the city’s rule banning pot sales.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that Happy Time owner Jaime Campos on Friday cited an order issued by a Yakima County Superior Court commissioner that demands the city defend its ban in court.

Police closed the shop on Friday. City Code Administration Manager Joe Caruso said the order was not an injunction and included nothing that prevented the city from shutting down Campos’ business.

Court Ruling Gives Yakima Pot Store A Green Light

WASHINGTON:  The owner of the Happy Time marijuana store in Yakima opened his doors Friday and began selling, flouting a city ban on pot stores.

His defiance was backed by a Yakima County Superior Court show-cause order, banning the city from closing the store and requiring the city to show why it shouldn’t be allowed to operate. A hearing is scheduled for next Friday.

Owner Jaime Campos, who has a state license to sell marijuana, said he was expressing his entrepreneurial rights by doing business without a city license.