Yakima Police Close Pot Store That Defied City Rules

Yakima police have shut down a retail marijuana shop after it opened despite the city's rule banning pot sales.

WASHINGTON:  Yakima police have shut down a retail marijuana shop after it opened despite the city’s rule banning pot sales. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that Happy Time owner Jaime Campos on Friday cited an order issued by a Yakima County Superior Court commissioner that demands the city defend its ban in court. Police closed the shop on Read the full article…

Court Ruling Gives Yakima Pot Store A Green Light

Yakima police have shut down a retail marijuana shop after it opened despite the city's rule banning pot sales.

WASHINGTON:  The owner of the Happy Time marijuana store in Yakima opened his doors Friday and began selling, flouting a city ban on pot stores. His defiance was backed by a Yakima County Superior Court show-cause order, banning the city from closing the store and requiring the city to show why it shouldn’t be allowed Read the full article…

Yakima Marijuana Lab Stresses Quality Control

Workers at the marijuana testing lab are failing about 18 percent of the samples because of microbes such as bacteria and fungi.

WASHINGTON:  Workers at the Analytical 360 laboratory in Yakima like to listen to music while they work, but they don’t let reggae or the sound of a Grateful Dead concert detract them from their job of testing marijuana. The lab that originally was used to test hops is one of a dozen in Washington that Read the full article…

Indian Tribes Get OK To Grow And Sell Pot

As Washington state moved forward with legalization last year, the Yakama Nation took a strong stand against marijuana, insisting that it remain banned on the tribe’s 1.2 million-acre reservation and that violators face federal prosecution.

OREGON: Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands — even in states that ban the practice — as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legalized the drug, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday. Some advocates said the announcement could open new markets across the country Read the full article…

First Marijuana Testing Laboratory Opens In Yakima

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WASHINGTON: Stores across Washington could start selling recreational marijuana in a matter of weeks, but their product will have to go through a rigorous inspection process. A 4,000 square foot marijuana lab in Yakima, is the first of its kind to receive authorization from the state. “We’re going to be testing products for 502 for the Read the full article…

Native Americans Resist Cannabis In Washington

The roughly 10,000-member Yakama Nation has already asserted sovereignty to keep cannabis outlawed on 1.2 million acres of reservation land it controls in central Washington.

WASHINGTON: The burgeoning marijuana industry in Washington will find no allies in The Yakama Nation tribe of Native Americans. According to a report by Reuters earlier this week: The roughly 10,000-member Yakama Nation has already asserted sovereignty to keep cannabis outlawed on 1.2 million acres of reservation land it controls in central Washington’s Yakima Valley. In addition, the Yakama are also seeking to Read the full article…

Yakima, WA City Council Bans Marijuana Businesses

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) has written a new report providing a comprehensive overview of best practices for taxing marijuana and the potential impact these taxes could have on state and local revenue.

WASHINGTON:  The Yakima City Council, once divided on the issue of how to implement the state’s recreational marijuana law, was virtually united Tuesday night when deciding to ban all business activity related to the drug. Council voted 6 to 1 in favor of the ban on the growing, processing and retail sales of pot within Read the full article…

Marijuana Shop Not Welcome At Yakima, Washington Mall, Owner Says

with new growers entering the market, outdoor growers reaping their first major harvests and a handful of new exclusive business partnerships, representatives from both stores say the worst days are finally over.

WASHINGTON: An entrepreneur who applied with the state to open a marijuana retail store in Yakima’s Chalet Mall Shopping Center will have to find another location if he’s granted a license. The applicant never spoke to the shopping center owners about his or her intentions, according to Chalet Mall co-owner Bill Moultray, who said there’s Read the full article…

Changing Course On Pot Businesses May Create Legal Haze For Yakima, WA

The motion was approved because of a change in position by Councilwoman Maureen Adkison, who had sided with the other three on a previous vote in October.

WASHINGTON: The Yakima City Council’s sudden reversal of course on marijuana this week could lead the city into unknown waters and potential litigation if it bans commerce in the substance, which is now legal in small amounts. The council on Tuesday passed a motion by a vote of 4-3 to ask legal staff to draft an Read the full article…

Yakima City Council Backtracks On Legalized Marijuana Businesses

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WASHINGTON: One councilwoman’s change of heart has the Yakima City Council suddenly looking like it will backtrack on allowing the growth, processing and sale of recreational marijuana in city limits. Councilwoman Maureen Adkison was one of four council members in early October to defeat a proposed ban on marijuana. But toward the end of Tuesday’s council Read the full article…