A few weeks ago we wrote about local moratoriums on medical marijuana sales in Oregon. As with Washington's recreational marijuana regulations, cities in Oregon were given the choice to enact local one-year bans on medical marijuana dispensaries. As the deadline to enact the bans passed yesterday, Oregon's resistance to medical marijuana became clear. More than 150 cities and counties decided to enact the bans. Though some chose to ban the dispensaries reluctantly, others were firm in their opposition, even claiming the moratoriums do not go far enough.
Location, location, location. If you're thinking of opening any business, you'll likely begin by asking yourself "where?" For the first entry in our I-502 series, we'd like to shed a light on some of the zoning challenges the I-502 marijuana law poses for new businesses in Washington.