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January 17, 2014

Washington AG says cities can block pot

By GENE JOHNSON
Associated Press

Cities and counties can block licensed marijuana businesses from operating within their borders, Washington state's top lawyer said Thursday in a much-anticipated legal opinion that complicates the state's efforts to undercut the black market for pot.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson determined that the state's voter-approved measure legalizing recreational marijuana allows local governments to adopt rules that are more strict than those set out in the law — up to and including outright bans.


 
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