Following the lead of state voters, the Spokane City Council on Monday legalized the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana by anyone 21 and up.
Councilman Jon Snyder, who has led the effort on the City Council to consider the impacts to the city from marijuana legalization, said that Monday’s unanimous vote was a routine matter to keep city law consistent with state law. But bigger decisions are ahead as officials consider if they should regulate pot more strictly than what was approved in Initiative 502, the law that legalized marijuana, he said.
“This is only the first step of what is going to be a very long process,” Snyder said.
The Washington State Liquor Control Board will hold a public hearing about its efforts to comply with Initiative 502 at 6 tonight at the Spokane Convention Center.