Washougal to consider indefinite prohibition of retail marijuana sales

Public hearings will be held Aug. 9 and 22

Washougal city leaders will soon consider prohibiting the retail sale, processing and production of recreational marijuana within the city limits.

If approved, the amendment to the city code would also prohibit medical marijuana collective gardens.

Two years ago, the Washougal City Council affirmed the recommendation of the city’s planning commission to ban the retail sale, processing and production of recreational marijuana to Sept. 1, 2016.

The proposed amendment would remove the sunset provision and prohibit the uses indefinitely.

The City Council will discuss the marijuana sunset provision during its workshop Monday, Aug. 8, at 5 p.m., in the council chambers at City Hall, 1701 “C” St.

The city’s planning commission is expected to discuss the provision during a work session Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 5:30 p.m., in the council chambers at City Hall. A public hearing will be held during the commission’s meeting at 7 p.m.

The planning commission will forward a recommendation for the council to consider. A public hearing is expected to occur during the council meeting, Monday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m.

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