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January 17, 2014
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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