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

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 no way a marijuana business would get approval to move in to the shopping center.

“I consider it right up there with a smut shop,” Moultray said.

The business, identified only as Green Gulch Inc. in records released Tuesday by the state Liquor Control Board, also filed to open a store at 6400 Nob Hill Blvd., where currently the only building on site is a Walgreens. Attempts to reach the property owner this week were unsuccessful. [Read more…]