January 16, 2014 | Vol. 117 -- No. 39

Marijuana facility hearing draws crowd

Most speakers voice opposition to producer/processor conditional use application in Cheney's business park

Tuesday's hearing on a conditional use permit application by Cheney Hydroponics for a marijuana producing and processing facility in the city's Industrial and Commerce Park brought out hard information about the project, impassioned public testimony on the negative effects to the community, and one or two surprises.

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John McCallum
The Notice of Application sign in the city\'s Industrial and Commerce Park is all that stands right now at the proposed site of recreational marijuana producer and processor, Cheney Hydroponics.

One of those was the applicant – Eastern Washington University professor Dr. Bill Youngs, who has taught history at the university since 1972. Youngs said he is likely one of the last persons to know anything about marijuana, and never considered anything about it in the past...

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