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City council votes to ban pot


Goldendale says no to marijuana

In a few quiet minutes Monday night, the Goldendale city council voted first to reject the city planning commission's recommendation not to approve a proposed ordinance outlawing future marijuana businesses in the city and then voted to enact that same ordinance. The vote margin was five to two.

After initial council proceedings, Council member Guy Theriault moved to reject the planning commission recommendation and was quickly seconded. An invitation for discussion ensued, and in the absence of any, a vote was then taken. City attorney Ken Harper then advised the council to be aware the vote just taken was only to reject the commission recommendation, not to enact the new ordinance. Ther...

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