Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick, is pushing House Bill 1003 to make it harder to open cannabis shops and easier to close them.
Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick, is pushing House Bill 1003 to make it harder to open cannabis shops and easier to close them. Courtesy West Richland Police Department
Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick, is pushing House Bill 1003 to make it harder to open cannabis shops and easier to close them. Courtesy West Richland Police Department

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