November 15, 2012 | Vol. 116 -- No. 30

Council passes pot moratorium

Cheney’s emergency measure deals only with land use and zoning considerations surrounding legalization of marijuana

By JOHN McCALLUM

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Fearing what city attorney Nathan Smith termed as “unintended consequences” from the recent legalization of marijuana by state voters the Cheney City Council unanimously passed a six-month emergency moratorium at its Tuesday meeting regarding land use considerations revolving around production, processing or retailing of the drug and products associated with its use in the city.

The moratorium allows the city to put off review and consideration of the “filing, acceptance and processing of applications for new marijuana production, processing and retailing locat...

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