Vail Marijuana Store Ban Gets First Approval

The Vail Town Council on Tuesday voted 6-1 to give first-reading approval of a ban on retail marijuana stores, as well as cultivation facilities.

COLORADO:  There aren’t any retail marijuana stores here now, and there won’t be any retail for the foreseeable future. The Vail Town Council on Tuesday voted 6-1 to give first-reading approval of a ban on retail marijuana stores, as well as cultivation facilities. The ban, which will face a final-approval vote as soon as Aug. Read the full article…

Pot Moratorium Goes Up In Smoke

Wilton's commission voted to end the moratorium after a public hearing was unattended by any members of the public.

CONNECTICUT:  Wilton’s moratorium on medical marijuana facilities will come to an end by the middle of November, a 5 to 4 vote by the Planning & Zoning Commission decided Monday, Oct. 27. The commission voted to end the moratorium after a public hearing was unattended by any members of the public. Five commissioners voted in Read the full article…

Fate Of Marijuana Businesses Is Up To Jefferson County Commissioners

The commissioners can decide to ban all aspects of the marijuana business in the county, allow all aspects or allow some and ban some.

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 Read the full article…

WA State Attorney General Expects Court Challenge To Local Pot Bans

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson discusses marijuana legalization at the Daily Record office in Ellensburg on Thursday. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson discusses marijuana legalization at the Daily Record office in Ellensburg on Thursday.

WASHINGTON: The right of city and county governments to ban marijuana businesses allowed by state law will face a court challenge, likely to the state Supreme Court, said state Attorney General Bob Ferguson during meetings Wednesday in Kittitas County. Ferguson issued a legal opinion in January that local governments have a right to put their Read the full article…

Ban On Pot Bans Passing Through Washingon State Legislature

"We decided it was more important to do it right than to do it fast," Stephen Gutwillig, the Drug Policy Alliance's deputy executive director, said Tuesday. "We ultimately came quite close but just decided we didn't have enough of the pieces in place right now."

WASHINGTON: Lawmakers took steps Wednesday to further address whether or not local governments can choose to ban licensed marijuana businesses. A compromise that emerged out of a House committee Wednesday would give local governments a cut of marijuana tax revenues while requiring them to go along with the state-wide initiative that legalized recreational pot use. The Read the full article…

Ban On Pot Bans Passing Through Washingon State Legislature

"We decided it was more important to do it right than to do it fast," Stephen Gutwillig, the Drug Policy Alliance's deputy executive director, said Tuesday. "We ultimately came quite close but just decided we didn't have enough of the pieces in place right now."

WASHINGTON: Lawmakers took steps Wednesday to further address whether or not local governments can choose to ban licensed marijuana businesses. A compromise that emerged out of a House committee Wednesday would give local governments a cut of marijuana tax revenues while requiring them to go along with the state-wide initiative that legalized recreational pot use. The Read the full article…

Chelan County Ends Moratorium On Pot Businesses

"We decided it was more important to do it right than to do it fast," Stephen Gutwillig, the Drug Policy Alliance's deputy executive director, said Tuesday. "We ultimately came quite close but just decided we didn't have enough of the pieces in place right now."

WASHINGTON:  Commissioners on Tuesday ended a moratorium on marijuana growing, processing and retail businesses under the voter-approved Initiative 502. The moratorium’s end puts state-sanctioned marijuana businesses on the same footing with any other agricultural or retail product in unincorporated Chelan County, commissioners said. These businesses can locate anywhere in unincorporated Chelan County as long as Read the full article…

Chelan County Ends Moratorium On Pot Businesses

"We decided it was more important to do it right than to do it fast," Stephen Gutwillig, the Drug Policy Alliance's deputy executive director, said Tuesday. "We ultimately came quite close but just decided we didn't have enough of the pieces in place right now."

WASHINGTON:  Commissioners on Tuesday ended a moratorium on marijuana growing, processing and retail businesses under the voter-approved Initiative 502. The moratorium’s end puts state-sanctioned marijuana businesses on the same footing with any other agricultural or retail product in unincorporated Chelan County, commissioners said. These businesses can locate anywhere in unincorporated Chelan County as long as Read the full article…

Clark County, WA: No Pot Until Feds Legalize It

If the commissioners end up adopting an ordinance modeled on Pierce County’s, the county won't allow growing, processing or selling of marijuana until the federal government legalizes the plant.

WASHINGTON:  Clark County commissioners signaled Wednesday that they are considering an effective ban on all marijuana-related operations. With a six-month moratorium set to expire in February, commissioners said during a work session Wednesday that they will need to issue another moratorium because they know they won’t have an ordinance adopted in time. They also directed Read the full article…

Marijuana Shop Not Welcome At Yakima, Washington Mall, Owner Says

with new growers entering the market, outdoor growers reaping their first major harvests and a handful of new exclusive business partnerships, representatives from both stores say the worst days are finally over.

WASHINGTON: An entrepreneur who applied with the state to open a marijuana retail store in Yakima’s Chalet Mall Shopping Center will have to find another location if he’s granted a license. The applicant never spoke to the shopping center owners about his or her intentions, according to Chalet Mall co-owner Bill Moultray, who said there’s Read the full article…