Small Town In Washington Expects To Open Its Own Legal Cannabis Store By Month’s End

The primary reason for that choice, according to North Bonneville Mayor Don Stevens, is to assure the city takes control of its own destiny in the inevitable evolution of a legal cannabis market that holds great promise but still remains marked by citizen concerns and pockets of hard-core opposition to the very idea of legal weed.

WASHINGTON: The City of North Bonneville is only weeks away from securing a license to open Washington’s first municipally controlled and operated recreational marijuana store, which local leaders say could serve as a model to be adopted by cities across the state. The bucolic community of some 1,000 residents is located along the Columbia River amid Read the full article…

Newly Released Public Records Uncloak Lobbying Campaign To Re-Direct Marijuana Tax Revenue To Washington Cities

With Oregon's recreational market about to come online, the bill could have particular implications for border counties such as Clark County.

WASHINGTON: Washington state’s legal cannabis landscape is now dotted with cities that have banned or placed moratoriums, via zoning laws, on marijuana businesses that were authorized under a statewide referendum approved by voters in November 2012. Some 40 percent of Washington’s 281 cities have now gone that route, preventing legal marijuana businesses from operating in their communities. A Read the full article…