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  1. Ron Strider

    WA: Yakima City Council Likely To Look At Zoning For Pot Businesses

    Where recreational marijuana can be sold is back up for discussion by the Yakima City Council. On Tuesday, the council is expected to take a look at a request to expand the areas where cannabis can be sold to include light industrial zones. These zones are generally used for businesses that...
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    WA: Yakima County Authorities, Marijuana Businesses Could Clash

    This year could prove contentious between Yakima County authorities and recreational marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas of the county, where an ordinance prohibits them from operating. County authorities have revamped policy and staff in their code enforcement office, enabling them...
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    WA: Era Of Yakima Cannabis Sales Opens With More Shops Coming

    Yakima, Wash. - Local marijuana shops are quietly popping up in Yakima - one is open, another was shut down by the city Wednesday and two more are expected to open within the next year. City officials shut down Sweet Relief Boutique on Wednesday after learning the 11th Street pot shop near...
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    WA: Pot Businesses Poised To Form Growers Association

    As Yakima County officials plan to enforce a ban on all pot businesses in unincorporated areas of the county, marijuana processors and producers are unifying in an effort to stay in operation. Last weekend, 23 processor and producers gathered to discuss forming a growers association and begin...
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    WA: Marijuana Ordinance Revisions, Transit Plan On Tap For City Council Meeting

    Yakima, Wash. - The Yakima City Council will discuss potential revisions to the city's marijuana ordinance during its regular business meeting Tuesday. In July, the council voted 4-3 to require marijuana businesses to abide by a 1,000-foot buffer zone around sites such as schools and child...
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    WA: Five New Local Marijuana Shops To Open Their Doors Soon

    Yakima, WA - As of Monday, people in Yakima are now able to get a marijuana retail license in the city. To get the license, one must have their state license through the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB). There are currently only five spots open for retailers. This is...
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    Yakima Takes Prudent Step On Marijuana Buffer

    Washington state's voters approved Initiative 502 in 2012 with the understanding - for those who read the fine print - that no marijuana operation could be set up within 1,000 feet of designated gathering places that cater to minors. A change in state law later allowed local governments to...
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    Yakima City Council Will Talk Plaza, Pot At Tuesday Meeting

    Yakima, Washington - Two of the more contentious issues to facing the city go before the Yakima City Council when it meets Tuesday evening. Council members will hear about a cost cutting idea for the proposed downtown plaza between South Third and Fourth Streets. They'll also consider...