July 11, 2012
Medical marijuana dispensaries and collective gardens remain officially unwelcome in Leavenworth.
KOHO News first brought you the story last month of a medical marijuana dispensary in downtown Leavenworth which sparked a moratorium on such operations in city limits. City leaders felt the ban was necessary to protect the city from the contradiction in state and federal laws.
When council imposed the temporary ban on medical marijuana dispensaries, they set a public hearing on the issue for last night. It was a lengthy, at times emotional hearing that brought out lots of folks on both sides of the issue.
In the end, council voted 5-2 to uphold the ban and will revisit the issue in the fall. Isaac Kaplan-Woolner has more.