January 30, 2014 | Vol. 117 -- No. 41

No 'do over' for marijuana ordinance

Cheney council proceeds with process adopting interim zoning codes for production, processing and retail facilities

A recent opinion from the Washington State Attorney General’s Office provided the Cheney City Council a chance to enact what city attorney Stanley Schwartz termed a “do over” regarding its interim marijuana production facility zoning ordinance.

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Instead, at a special council meeting Monday night in front of a standing room only chamber audience that overflowed into the hallways the council decided to stay the course and proceed with the process that could turn Ordinance W-18 into city law.

The special meeting was called because of a Jan. 16 opinion from Attorney General Bob Ferguson st...

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