Vail Marijuana Store Ban Gets First Approval

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…

Three Pot Stores In Bellingham May Be Among First To Open In State

WASHINGTON:  Three proposed retail marijuana stores in Bellingham are ready for final inspections, meaning they could be among the first such outlets to open in the state once the first licenses are issued July 7. Four licensees in Tacoma, three in Spokane and three in Vancouver also are ready for their final inspections, according to Read the full article…

State To Change Rules On Where Marijuana Outlets Can Locate

WASHINGTON: Washington state is changing its plans for where marijuana businesses can be located, after the Justice Department said that enforcing federal drug laws near schools and playgrounds remains a priority “and will not be compromised for convenience.”