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By Rodger Nichols
For the Sentinel 

Pot 'sunset' clause remains unresolved


March 22, 2017

To sunset or not to sunset? That was the question at the Monday night meeting of the Klickitat County Planning Commission, and the answer, at the end of a nearly three hour meeting, was—to be continued.

At issue was whether or not Planning Commission members would recommend to the County Commissioners to remove a sunset clause from the current land use ordinance involving marijuana businesses in the county. The ordinance was enacted June 30, 2015, to prevent the siting of any new marijuana producers, processors, or retailers in the county and prevent previously existing marijuana businesses from expanding. The ordinance deliberately included a two-year sunset provision: If no action is...

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