December 6, 2012 | Vol. 116 -- No. 33

ML council passes pot moratorium

Affects sale and processing of marijuana until further direction comes from the state

The city of Medical Lake unanimously adopted a moratorium on the processing and retailing of marijuana on land-use applications.

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Marijuana use, by the passage of I-502 last month, becomes legal today, Dec. 6. The state has until December 2013 to finalize its rules regarding marijuana, and some cities are passing similar moratoriums until some direction comes from the state level.

“What most cities are doing, and what I would propose to you, is passing this moratorium since we don’t know what we’re supposed to do on issues of this instance,” City Administrator Doug Ross told the Ci...

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