Pot shops are coming to more Seattle neighborhoods.
The City Council voted Monday to shrink the buffer zones that had separated legal marijuana businesses from places like parks and child care centers.
When Washington voters approved recreational marijuana in 2012, the state law required a 1,000-foot buffer.
Last year, as it worked to merge the recreational and medical marijuana systems, the Legislature allowed cities to reduce buffer zones to as little as 100 feet, except around playgrounds and schools.
On Monday, the City Council unanimously set buffer zones for producers and processors at 250 feet.
For retailers, the new buffer will be 250 feet downtown and 500 feet elsewhere in the city. [Read more at KIROTV.com]