What is recreational marijuana? And where is it sold?
Did you know, Washington voters approved Initiative 502, in November 2012, which removed state criminal and civil penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use by persons over 21 years? It also legalized the business of marijuana production, processing, and sale, subject to state regulation and licensing. Many people seem to think only medicinal marijuana is legal, but recreational is now legal as well.
I am concerned how this affects my community now that businesses can sell it in very visible locations. The city of Snohomish is considering approving sales within the city and within blocks of the high school, an elementary school, residences, and many small businesses that will negatively be affected. Cities statewide are already making a stand and putting into place a ban on the sale of it in their cities. This does not affect possession, which is legal. But I feel we need to stand together and make sure our local communities keep our areas safe and retain our local character by banning the sale of it in Snohomish. It should be remembered as the antique capital, not the marijuana capital of Washington. Do you know if there is a ban in your neighborhood?