How Close Is Too Close? Tacoma City Council Fine Tunes Cannabis Retail Policy

"there are two things we know for sure:  There is a strong demand for this product and that it is lucrative."

By Aaron Ball WASHINGTON:  The Tacoma City council formed a study group this week to discuss how best to proceed with ending the moratorium on Legal Cannabis Retail stores within the city limits.  After considering the testimony of Tacoma residents at the public hearing on April 26, 2016, Tacoma Planning and Development Services manager Brian Boudet presented Read the full article…

Tacoma To Close Most Medical Marijuana Shops

Now under a new state law, “gray market” marijuana providers must get state retail licenses or close their doors.

WASHINGTON:  Sometime this month, more than 60 medical marijuana store owners in Tacoma will receive a letter from the city telling them to close their doors within 45 days. “We don’t need 60 stores selling marijuana in Tacoma,” Mayor Marilyn Strickland said Tuesday. “At a minimum, 48 of these stores do need to close down Read the full article…

Medical Pot Patients Urge Tacoma Council To Keep Marijuana Shops Open

On Tuesday, nearly 100 people urged Tacoma City Council to keep medical marijuana available rather than shutting down so-called dispensaries, as it promised to do in December.

WASHINGTON:  On Tuesday nearly 100 others urged the City Council to keep medical marijuana available rather than shutting down so-called dispensaries, as it promised to do in December. Terminal cancer patients, disabled veterans and others with chronic pain and illnesses made their way through the standing-room-only crowd to the lectern. Many said medical marijuana saved Read the full article…