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Sequim still dealing with legal marijuana issues

January 9th, 2014 - 5:49am

(Sequim) – The city of Sequim may be moving to allow growing and processing of marijuana within the city limits.

This week, the city's planning commission asked staff to draft a new proposed ordinance that would create zones that allow businesses seeking to produce and process pot under the state's legal marijuana law.

The move was a change of direction from what had come to the planning commission earlier this week. City staff had recommended a proposal that would've resulted in a ban on marijuana growers and producers inside the city limits of Sequim.

Instead, planning commissioners said they wanted a chance to look over a proposal that would support “entrepreneurs” seeking to capitalize on the new pot law.

The state is licensing the operations, but also allows local jurisdictions to set up restrictions on the locations.

Nearly 70 applications for growing and processing marijuana have been filed in Clallam County.

The state is not limiting those numbers, for now. However, it has limited Sequim to just one retail marijuana store within the city limits.

The Sequim Planning Commission plans to take up the new ordinance at its February 4th meeting.

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