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Marijuana ban in Clark County upheld by judge

 


In the wake of contentious concern in Klickitat County over the rise of marijuana businesses, courts continue to support local governments in their bans of such enterprises.

A fourth superior court judge Wednesday agreed with an opinion issued by the Attorney General’s Office earlier this year, concluding that nothing in Initiative 502 overrides local governments’ authority to regulate or ban marijuana businesses. This allows I-502 to continue to be implemented. Every court to consider this issue has now agreed with the Attorney General’s opinion.

Yesterday’s ruling came from Cowlitz County Superior Court Judge Michael Evans in the case of Emerald Enterprises LLC & John M Larson...



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