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Spokane judge dismisses arcade’s claims in marijuana shop lawsuit

A request by the proprietors of Old Fashioned Fun Arcade to shutter a nearby marijuana retailer was rejected by a Spokane County judge this month. The ruling allows Smokane to …


New twists, lawsuit in East Spokane pot shop imbroglio

Marco Barbanti, who’s been defending what city lawmakers called a sham arcade as a legitimate business enterprise existing solely to displace an East Spokane pot shop, is defending the owners …


Area retailers welcome collaboration with Liquor Cannabis Board

Rules are rules, but guidelines can be “subject to interpretation.”


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

East Spokane pot shop gets OK to move, as video arcade that blocked it files lawsuit

Smokane quietly opened in its new location on East Sprague Avenue last week, a few months after the Spokane City Council stepped in to shrink the buffer zone between pot …


Pot ordinance tweak was fair play

Letting the denial stand could invite other businesses to suddenly become kid-oriented to block the opening of a pot shop.


UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 11:21 p.m.

Spokane allows pot shop to move amid complaints that a sham arcade abused zoning laws

An east Spokane pot shop was handed a victory Monday night by the City Council over what some call a sham arcade that had prevented them from moving.


UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 11:09 a.m.

Pot shop vs. video arcade: City council members call ‘shenanigans’ after marijuana license is rejected

Calling it a ‘moral dilemma,’ City Councilman Mike Fagan has asked his colleagues to ease the restrictions on marijuana business locating near arcades for six months to allow an East …