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By Lou Marzeles

Planning commission recommends two-year county ban on new pot businesses


Lou Marzeles

ALIVE TODAY: Roxie Hunter speaks to the Klickitat County Planning Commission Monday night on her dramatic experience with medical marijuana.

The Klickitat County Planning Commission was one vote shy of unanimity in its meeting Monday night in proposing a two-year ban with a sunset clause on new marijuana businesses to the county commissioners. The vote has no binding authority but rather serves as a recommendation for action to the county commission. No action would affect existing county businesses.

Commission Chair James Dean ran an orderly meeting over the two hours of public testimony and commission discussion before a vote occurred. He also cast the sole dissenting vote during a roll call vote of each of the eight commission members. In sharp contrast to earlier county and Goldendale municipal hearings, speakers both for...

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