By Dian Ver Valen
The Times 

Commission Extends Marijuana Moratorium

Columbia Co. Postpones Final Decision on Recreational Pot Businesses


DAYTON – Columbia County Commissioners met on Monday with the Washington State Liquor Control Board and two dozen citizens to discuss the issue of allowing recreational marijuana businesses in the county.

After many hours of discussion, the three county leaders voted unanimously to extend the moratorium for another six months.

“The easy thing would be to ban it,” Commissioner Mike Talbott stated before the vote on Monday. “But I’m not sure I’m ready to say ‘ban it,’ because I think the people [who spoke in favor of marijuana businesses] have a very valid point. I mean, it...

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