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County commissioners reject special permits for pot operations

County commissioners reject special permits for pot operations

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County Commissioners’ distaste for regulation prevailed as they voted unanimously not to require special permits for people who want to grow, process or sell cannabis in the county.
County planners: Treat pot like other crops

County planners: Treat pot like other crops

By Marcy Stamper
Marijuana will be treated like any other crop in Okanogan County if the county commissioners follow the recommendation of the planning commissioners not to require a conditional-use permit for people to grow, process or sell marijuana.
County fielding flood of calls about marijuana business

County fielding flood of calls about marijuana business

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County planning staff have been fielding a barrage of questions regarding the county’s approach to permitting the growing, processing and selling of marijuana.
State, county, cities gear up for marijuana

State, county, cities gear up for marijuana

By Marcy Stamper
In just 12 days, Washington will begin accepting license applications from people who want to grow, process or sell recreational marijuana.
Marijuana store buffer zones may shrink

Marijuana store buffer zones may shrink

A revision to the way buffer zones for marijuana-related businesses are measured could shrink the number of places where stores can locate. The size of the buffer has not changed – rules proposed by the Washington State Liquor Control Board still require 1,000 feet between a marijuana business and a school, playground or park, recreation...
County could get five stores to sell marijuana

County could get five stores to sell marijuana

By Marcy Stamper
People may be able to shop for marijuana at up to five stores in Okanogan County, now that the state’s Liquor Control Board has divvied up the potential retail outlets based on population.
Winthrop takes ‘do-nothing approach’ to marijuana zoning

Winthrop takes ‘do-nothing approach’ to marijuana zoning

  By LAURELLE WALSH Town Planner Rocklynn Culp brought a simple question to the Winthrop Town Council meeting last Wednesday (July 17): How should the town go about issuing marijuana-related business licenses once the state Liquor Control Board begins processing applications in September? Representing the Winthrop Planning Commission, Culp said the commissioners wanted the council...
Winthrop considers marijuana zoning

Winthrop considers marijuana zoning

By LAURELLE WALSH Winthrop’s Planning Commission is seeking guidance this week from the Town Council on the issue of zoning for marijuana-related businesses. Town planner Rocklynn Culp will bring the zoning question to tonight’s (July 17) council meeting to have “at minimum some discussion and awareness of the issue, and hopefully to have council adopt...
Marijuana touted as sustainable local crop

Marijuana touted as sustainable local crop

Photo by Sue Misao   BY MARCY STAMPER A local organization and state Rep. Joel Kretz see marijuana as a crop that could be successfully – and sustainably – grown in the hot, dry climate of Eastern Washington, avoiding the intensive energy consumption of standard production techniques in completely enclosed warehouses under powerful artificial lights....
Local teens use alcohol & pot more than state peers

Local teens use alcohol & pot more than state peers

File photo by Sue Misao   BY MARCY STAMPER When measured against their peers around the state, Methow Valley teens are more likely to use alcohol and marijuana and to believe that such behavior is tolerated, according to a recent survey given in schools around the state. Although the number of youths who drink or...