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Pasco City Council Approves Recreational Marijuana Moratorium

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PASCO, Wash. -- The Pasco City Council says it needs more time to develop rules for a state-run marijuana system, and more time it will get.

At their meeting Tuesday night, Pasco City Council members approved a moratorium on producing, processing and selling legalized recreational marijuana within city limits.

Council members said they can't develop rules for the city until the state issues their rules.

While the federal government announced last Thursday they will not take action against states that legalized recreational marijuana, council members felt the memo was "less than assuring."

The council will hold a public hearing on the moratorium on October 7th.

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