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Ellensburg ready to allow Medical Marijuana Collective Gardens

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ELLENSBURG, Wash.-- The City of Ellensburg is the first city in our area to set up and address the issue of medical marijuana collective gardening.

Last night the city council adopted an Emergency Ordinance on the issue.
Council members listened to public comment for and against the idea.

A temporary city ordinance is now in place to allow people to legally grow cannabis, for medical use.

"We really wanted to be able to move quickly so that if someone did want to come forward there was a framework within the city, an application process within the city, and zoning within the city that allowed them to become a collective," said Ellensburg Mayor, Bruce Tabb.

For a $25 permit fee, and written proof from a doctor, patients in Ellensburg can get together to grow the plant for medicinal use.
Zoning policies are already outlined and in place. There will be another public meeting September 19th to revisit the ordinance and make any additional changes.