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Zoning Laws vs. Washington’s I-502

Zoning Laws vs. Washington’s I-502

Tedd Wetherbee has Washington State approval, issued under the provisions of Initiative 502, to open a marijuana business, and he leased a storefront in the town of Fife to do so. Earlier this summer, however, the Fife City Council adopted zoning regulations that went beyond the usual restrictions on location, signage and hours of operation, to ban all marijuana businesses in town.


Wenatchee Blinked

Court watchers sat on the edge of their seats this week, watching the conflict between federal and state marijuana law play out in the city council meetings of a tiny rural Washington State town. The local ordinance, drafted specifically to ban pot businesses, incorporated federal law by reference.