City Bans Marijuana Related Businesses

WASHINGTON:  The Sammamish City Council adopted an ordinance Oct. 21 that will prohibit businesses from growing, processing or selling marijuana in the city limits.

The council approved the new law by a 6-1 vote, with Councilman Don Gerend providing the lone opposition.

Since last December, the city had passed two temporary moratoriums to keep recreational marijuana businesses away. More than 30 cities around the state have adopted permanent laws around the issue, which resulted from the passage of Initiative 502 in 2012.

Fifty-five percent of Sammamish voters approved I-502, which legalized recreational marijuana use statewide.