Marijuana retailers sue Washington county over federal permission rule

Marijuana Retailers Sue Washington County Over Federal Permission Rule

Published: Feb 20, 2018, 12:42 pm • Updated: Feb 20, 2018, 12:42 pm By The Associated Press CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) — Three marijuana retailers are suing Lewis County over an ordinance approved last year that essentially bans cannabis-related businesses in unincorporated Lewis County by requiring them to get approval from the federal government, which provides no such permission. The complaint, filed in July 2017, says the county’s ordinance is contrary to state law. The companies want the court to order the county to issue business licenses to the marijuana retailers. The state Attorney General’s Office filed a motion to intervene in the case. “In their original motion to intervene, the AG indicated that it believes Lewis County’s ordinance is consistent with state law,” Civil Deputy Prosecutor Eric Eisenberg told TheChronicle. “So, they are entering as a defendant because they will, it seems, be primarily arguing against the plaintiffs and not against Lewis County.” The attorney...

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