I recently attended the Pasco City Council meeting where members voted to ban marijuana-growing collectives. It seems the council did no research on what other cities had done in regard to drafting guidelines for collectives -- the only safe way left in the law for patients to get their medicine.
A simple few hours are all that Issaquah and others needed to draft the required guidelines to allow collectives at safe distances from schools and federal properties. Our council should try to meet state law and the voters' will and draft the guidelines for collective gardens. California's fated attempts to ban dispensaries led them to a tangled mess in court. I hope to see the council again, soon, to discuss this issue further.
Eric Kalia, Richland