Richland City Council discusses moratorium on pot businesses

By The Tri-City HeraldAugust 20, 2013 

The Richland City Council on Tuesday briefly discussed a six-month moratorium on allowing retail marijuana businesses -- a step many local governments are taking or considering as a stop-gap measure to give time to work on issues such as zoning.

The council plans further discussion at a council workshop next week.

Last year, voters statewide approved Initiative 502, which makes it legal for people 21 and older to have limited amounts of marijuana or marijuana-infused products.

The new law also sets a path for licensing and regulating the production and sale of pot, with the state Liquor Control Board working on details of a system.

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