Licata Lauds Passage of Cannabis Legislation

City of Seattle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7/13/2015

Licata Lauds Passage of Cannabis Legislation

SEATTLE – Councilmember Nick Licata issued the following statement following the passage of Council Bill 118419 and Resolution 31595 in Full Council today:

“Today’s unanimous vote in favor of new cannabis legislation provides a path for dispensaries to play by the same set of rules anywhere in our City limits. Today’s vote provides the clarity for cannabis dispensaries to do business in Seattle, and preserves access for patients who rely on medicinal products, as well as people who use recreationally.

“Passage of the marijuana regulatory license is another step in the continuing integration of marijuana businesses into Seattle’s business climate. It builds on previous Council action to establish land use regulations in 2013, and to require marijuana-related businesses to abide by city rules and regulations in 2011.

“I thank Mayor Ed Murray for proposing this legislation, City Attorney Pete Holmes and his staff, as well as recreational and medical advocates, for their work and support.”

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