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Snyder questions if city is ready for pot legalization

Spokane City Councilman Jon Snyder said he's concerned that the city isn't prepared for the major shift in the law.

He's proposing that the council form a committee to examine the law and suggest if further regulations are needed.

"It's time to sit down with the text of the initiative and find out where the policy holes are," he said.

Snyder, who didn't take a public position on the initiative, said the proposal approved by voters was thoughtful but that he still has concerns about a proliferation of locations selling pot. He said the City Council should consider zoning regulations.

He said the city also needs to consider how it will enforce the rules in the initiative on production so that the goal of slowing the black market doesn't lead to the creation of new black markets.

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