By some measures, marijuana has been a booming business in Okanogan County. The county has the second-highest number of growers and processors in the state, accounting for 8.5 percent of all licensed operations.
By Marcy Stamper Okanogan County is considering new restrictions as to where marijuana businesses can be located, including changes to fencing requirements and the distance from neighboring properties. The proposed changes come after a ban imposed last June on new marijuana operations to allow the county’s cannabis advisory committee to study the issue and make […]
By Marcy Stamper The moratorium on new marijuana farms was lifted by the Okanogan County commissioners, who elected on Monday (Feb. 26) to adopt recommendations by the county’s cannabis committee as interim controls until the planning commission reviews the matter. The committee’s recommendations include a ban on outdoor farms in neighborhood commercial zones. Indoor operations […]
The moratorium on new marijuana farms in the county that’s been in place since last June is up for reconsideration since it’s currently set to expire on March 5.
During the ban on new grows, a cannabis committee with five representatives from the marijuana industry and …
It could be three more months before new marijuana farms can start up in Okanogan County. After a hearing on Monday (Dec. 11) on the county’s six-month moratorium on new cannabis producers, the Okanogan County commissioners asked the planning director to prepare a resolution extending the moratorium until March 5, 2018. The current moratorium is […]
A 10-member committee has been meeting weekly since early October to develop new guidelines for marijuana farms in Okanogan County, with their first order of business figuring out where the farms shouldn’t go.
The committee was created this fall in conjunction with a six-month moratorium on new …
The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is considering allowing people to grow marijuana at home for personal recreational use. The board is considering three options: • Tightly regulated home grows of up to four plants per household. People would have to obtain a permit, take security measures, and register the plants with the state […]
A moratorium on new marijuana farms is in effect until the end of the year, but the Okanogan County commissioners lifted the moratorium on new marijuana processing operations after a public hearing on Aug. 21. The commissioners had imposed a six-month moratorium at the end of June on new operations to grow, process or sell […]
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A moratorium on new applications for marijuana operations has been imposed by the Okanogan County commissioners, in response to complaints from the public as well as from people involved in the marijuana industry.
The moratorium, approved by commissioners on June 26, places a …