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State and Local Marijuana Industry Update

October 11, 2013

Washington state is inching ever closure to finalized rules for its recreational

marijuana industry. The state liquor control board will vote on those rules next week. And if approved, the

license application process would begin in mid November. City’s here in north central Washington however are

slightly more cautious to jump into the realm of legal pot sales.

Leavenworth, Wenatchee

and East Wenatchee have all enacted six month moratoriums on marijuana sales.

Under state law, when a city puts up a moratorium, they have 60 days to hold a public

hearing in order to get citizen input and feedback. The city of East Wenatchee hosted their public meeting Tuesday

during a regular city council meeting.

The city of Leavenworth is hosting their mandatory public meeting Tuesday October 22 at

6:45 p.m. at Leavenworth city hall, 700 HWY 2. Chelan County Commissioners are also holding a public hearing to

gather further comments. That hearing will take place at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in the commission boardroom at 400

Douglas St., suite 201.