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Bill would stop pot bans

Bill would stop pot bans

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KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A bill in the state House would stop cities and counties from banning legal marijuana businesses.

Representative David Sawyer, a Tacoma Democrat, says local pot bans amount to discrimination, and ignore the will of the people who voted to legalize recreational use of the drug.

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State Attorney General Bob Ferguson recently said that cities and counties did have the option to ban pot businesses.

Lynden currently has a marijuana moratorium in place.

The biggest government in the state to declare itself is a no-pot-store zone is Pierce County, but Yakima and Clark counties say they’re not far behind.

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