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…