Richland, WA -- Richland's City Council tackled the topic of medical marijuana Tuesday night.
The council held a public hearing to get feedback on their six-month moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries and collective gardens.
A handful of people spoke at Tuesday's hearing, all in support of city-regulated marijuana dispensaries and collective gardens.
Chet Biggerstaff was one of those speakers. He grows his own marijuana to battle chronic back pain.
"It would be a great help. Patients would no longer have go to the black market, jeopardizing their lives. They wouldn't be forced to have to grow it," Biggerstaff said.
Tuesday's public hearing was simply to gather feedback from citizens. The City Council won't take any action on the matter until their next meeting on September 20th.