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By Rodger Nichols
For The Sentinel 

County public meeting on moratorium brings out supporters


Rodger Nichols for The Sentinel

CONFERRING: Klickitat County Commissioners David Sauter, Rex Johnston, and Jim Sizemore (left to right) at last week's county marijuana moratorium public meeting.

For Klickitat County Commissioners, last Wednesday's public hearing on a marijuana moratorium was the opposite of their experience on Oct. 21 when the commissioners unanimously passed it. At that time a preponderance of those who testified were firmly in favor of a moratorium any new marijuana producers, processors or retail stores in the unincorporated areas of Klickitat County and some advocated making it permanent. This most recent hearing on Nov. 12, at the Klickitat PUD meeting room was required by law to be held within 60 days of the passage of a moratorium, and it was decidedly tipped against the restriction.

The meeting ran from 6:30 p.m. to 9:20 p.m. and heard testimony from 3...

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