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Franklin County Commissioners Vote to Extend Marijuana Moratorium

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Franklin County Commissioners decided to extend the county's moratorium on marijuana sales just before it was set to expire Tuesday. Franklin County Commissioners decided to extend the county's moratorium on marijuana sales just before it was set to expire Tuesday.

PASCO, WA - Franklin County Commissioners decided to extend the county's moratorium on marijuana sales just before it was set to expire Tuesday.

Despite some disagreement last week over the whether or not to extend the pot moratorium commissioners did decide Monday to extend it, at least for another six months but maybe less.
   
The commission needed two votes to come to an agreement. Last time they met commissioner Brad Peck was in favor of extending the moratorium while Bob Koch was not and since commissioner Rick Miller was out of town and not able to vote they had to hold another meeting.

Monday Miller joined Peck and moved for the extension.
     
Koch did not attend the meeting Monday. 

"I think myself, I'm not ready, I think there's a lot of questions to be asked yet, I think processors out there and growers that are ready, they've studied and they're ready and they feel that they're ready but it can be a huge liability to this county if we don't do it right," said Miller, adding he does not think state legislation has been clear enough to remove the moratorium in the county.
     
He is also concerned with the amount of money it will cost the county to manage the implementation of the law locally.
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