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No applicants for Ellensburg pot gardens

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ELLENSBURG, Wash.-- It's been a month since Ellensburg became the only city in the area to allow cannabis collective gardens and so far, no one has applied to grow medical marijuana.

Lance Bailey works in the Planning Office for the City of Ellensburg and he's responsible for taking in those applications. He says he's had people pick up the forms and ask questions about the ordinance, but no one turns them back in.

It's a fairly simple process too; get a doctor's note, pay the $25 fee, and after a someone comes out to make sure you're in compliance, start growing.

Bailey says it's been a learning process in getting the ordinance administered.

"I had a number of people that came into the office to discuss it and it's been an education process for us here in the office as well," said Bailey.

The City Council will revisit the ordinance later this month and decide if changes need to be made.

So far no complaints have come in but again they're still waiting for their first applicant.

Bailey also says he's gotten quite a few calls from other city governments wondering how things have been going in Ellensburg, a sign that maybe they're starting a trend.