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…

County Executive McCarthy Vetoes Pierce County Council Prohibition On Marijuana Businesses

McCarthy described her action as a "friendly veto." But she said the council's ordinance is "ostensibly a ban." She said she doesn't believe Congress will remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances.

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WASHINGTON:  Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has vetoed the County Council’s ordinance that prohibits licensed marijuana businesses from operating until the U.S. Congress removes marijuana from the list of federally controlled substances. McCarthy said the county’s ordinance conflicts with state law. She said the county must comply with state law, which permits the licensing of Read the full article…

Tacoma Council Begins Marijuana Code Process

Tacoma pot shops will not likely be ready to open on the first day of retail sales in WA.

WASHINGTON: Tacoma City Council approved two interim laws relating to recreational marijuana sales Tuesday night. The city’s new laws, one for land use and another for its nuisance code, nearly mirror the state’s suggested laws for recreational marijuana growers, processors and sales.