Leavenworth Upholds Medical Marijuana Moratorium

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.