City Staff Recommend Extending Pasco Moratorium Anther 6 Months - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Pasco City Staff Recommend Extending Pot Moratorium an Additional 6 Months for Research

Posted: Updated:

PASCO, WA.-  The City of Pasco held a public hearing as part of the process for instituting a moratorium for recreational marijuana Monday and as NBC Right Now learned, it may be for more than the original six month moratorium proposed.

One resident stood up and asked council, "What's the point of instituting another moratorium regarding recreational marijuana?"

Council members say they want to walk cautiously on their position of recreational marijuana.

In September, the City of Pasco approved a resolution establishing a six month moratorium on issuing types of licenses relating to recreational pot.

Now, staff is recommending that moratorium be extended an additional six months to September 2014. 

Pasco's Community and Economic Development Director Rick White said, "For example, if we get remarkable clarity from the legislature this coming season and we have regulations developed by April or May and they're adopted, then the moratorium would expire."

The city is hoping this additional six month moratorium will give them time to research and receive direction from the legislature to develop local regulations for recreational and medical marijuana.

The mayor says Pasco council members will adopt the proposed resolution and a work plan in two weeks.


HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Tri-CitiesTri-Cities NewsMore>>

  • CDC says nasal spray is back for this year's flu season

    CDC says nasal spray is back for this year's flu season

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-09-19 23:21:49 GMT
    WASHINGTON: It's barely pumpkin latte season and already signs are up advertising *flu* shots! One vaccine that's been off the market for a couple years is back this year. Two years ago the nasal spray vaccine was taken off the market because the Center for Disease Control said it was no longer effective for that particular flu season. For those who tend to get a little needle frantic, the CDC now says this year's nasal spray vaccine should be effective for this year's flu strain. I...More >>
    WASHINGTON: It's barely pumpkin latte season and already signs are up advertising *flu* shots! One vaccine that's been off the market for a couple years is back this year. Two years ago the nasal spray vaccine was taken off the market because the Center for Disease Control said it was no longer effective for that particular flu season. For those who tend to get a little needle frantic, the CDC now says this year's nasal spray vaccine should be effective for this year's flu strain. I...More >>
  • National Alpaca Farm Days at Sage Bluff Alpacas in Prosser

    National Alpaca Farm Days at Sage Bluff Alpacas in Prosser

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 5:22 PM EDT2018-09-19 21:22:56 GMT

    To celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days, Sage Bluff Alpacas in Prosser will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30. 

    More >>

    To celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days, Sage Bluff Alpacas in Prosser will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30. 

    More >>
  • Finley school partners with BCSO for voter registration drive

    Finley school partners with BCSO for voter registration drive

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 5:03 PM EDT2018-09-19 21:03:56 GMT

    In celebration of National Voter Registration Day, River View High School in Finley is partnering with the Benton County Sheriff’s Department to host a Voter Registration Drive at the school from 8:00 AM to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25.  

    More >>

    In celebration of National Voter Registration Day, River View High School in Finley is partnering with the Benton County Sheriff’s Department to host a Voter Registration Drive at the school from 8:00 AM to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25.  

    More >>