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By Jess Macinko
News Editor 

Pot ban made permanent


The sunset clause has been repealed, cementing Klickitat County’s ban on marijuana business.

Yesterday, the Board of County Commissioners accepted a planning commission recommendation to repeal the sunset clause of Ordinance O063015, which prohibits the establishment of new marijuana businesses and limits expansion of pre-existing ones.

The repeal means the ordinance no longer has an expiration date. Barring future action by the board, it will stand as county code.

There may be a silver lining for the county’s established growers, processors, and retailers. Though the ban limits expansion of pre-existing businesses, Planning Department Director Mo-chi Linbad said businesses establ...

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