skip to Main Content
Seattle Council Shrinks Buffer Zones Around Marijuana Businesses

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]

This Post Has 0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Stories

Irish Hemp Industry Pursues Government In High Court As Cultivation Footprint Plummets By 40%

IRISH hemp production has fallen dramatically as a result of changes to Government rules which are now being challenged in the High Court. Ireland’s hemp industry is one of the oldest in the European Union (EU) with a fully operational supply chain since the 1990’s, reaching a footprint of 574 hectares in 2019. However, whilst…

Marijuana vaping among teens has more than doubled since 2013

Teen vaping of marijuana doubled between 2013 and 2020, indicating that young people may be swapping out joints, pipes or bongs for vape pens, according to a new study. Researchers also found that adolescents who say they vaped cannabis within the last 30 days increased 7-fold — from 1.6% to 8.4% — during the same…

New Hampshire House Committee rejects bills to legalize marijuana

The New Hampshire House Criminal Justice Committee rejected proposals Wednesday that would legalize and tax marijuana, and allow people to cultivate up to six plants per household. The votes mostly fell along party lines, with Republicans opposed and Democrats in favor. “There is a version of recreational cannabis I will support,” Committee Chairman Darryl Abbas,…

Who will control legal marijuana sales in N.J.? Local players or big companies?

Manuel Caban is a lifelong Camden, New Jersey, resident who was arrested twice for marijuana offenses and a decade ago spent 30 days and then a year in prison for dealing. That, he figures, makes him an ideal candidate for a license to sell cannabis now that New Jersey has legalized it with a focus…

More Categories

Back To Top
×Close search
Search