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Public weighs in on pot policy

The public hearing on Spokane Valley’s one-year marijuana moratorium drew a crowd at Tuesday evening’s meeting. Spokane Valley adopted an emergency moratorium on Dec. 9 halting all new marijuana businesses except those regulated by the state. Unregulated marijuana businesses include medical marijuana dispensaries, vapor lounges and private smoking rooms. Deputy City Attorney Erik Lamb said the moratorium does not affect existing businesses.

Two years of legal marijuana mean revenue, but unexpected hurdles

Two years ago this weekend, pot became legal in Washington. Only for adults, only when consumed in private and only if it was grown, processed and sold by state-licensed stores. But while some two dozen states allow some use of marijuana for medical purposes under some conditions, Washington went into the vanguard, with Colorado, by saying it could be consumed legally just for the fun of it.