Lawsuit Filed Over Centralia Pot Store Ban

WASHINGTON:  Another lawsuit is challenging the authority of cities in Washington state to ban licensed marijuana businesses.

A prospective marijuana retail businessman sued the city of Centralia on Tuesday, saying the city’s moratorium is an unconstitutional ban on a legal activity.

Perry Nelson, proprietor of RIU420, filed the lawsuit in Lewis County Superior Court. The lawsuit seeks an order allowing Nelson to operate a pot shop.

Wenatchee’s ban on state-licensed pot businesses is also being challenged.