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.

 

Fate Of Marijuana Businesses Is Up To Jefferson County Commissioners

COLORADO:  The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners will make the ultimate decision on whether or not to allow marijuana businesses into unincorporated Jeffco, but the board is in no rush to make a decision.

After a marijuana task force appointed by the board recommended that the county permanently ban marijuana businesses in the county, the commissioners heard from both sides last week during their staff hearings and decided to bring the group back in a few weeks. The group also produced a 134-page report.

“It’s not an easy discussion. There are some very strong feelings on both sides. It’s something I take very seriously. We don’t want to get it wrong,” said Commissioner Don Rosier, who represents the south and some of the mountain parts of the county, most of which are unincorporated.

The commissioners can decide to ban all aspects of the marijuana business in the county, allow all aspects or allow some and ban some. The county placed a moratorium on marijuana businesses in July 2013 that expires Feb. 1, 2015. The commissioners can also extend the moratorium.