Bill could shield children from pot
January 23, 2019
The House Committee on Commerce and Gaming took up a bill Jan. 15 that would include preschools and school bus stops within the buffer requirements of state-licensed marijuana businesses.
House Bill 1003, introduced by Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick, would further restrict marijuana businesses from operating in areas frequently visited by children.
The Liquor and Cannabis Board is barred from issuing a marijuana license to any business within 1,000 feet of an elementary or secondary school, playground, recreation center, child care center, public park, public transit center or library.
This bill would also prohibit the board from issuing or renewing a license for any locations within 1...