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Marijuana Meetings Brings Selah and Yakima County Closer to Final Pot Decision

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YAKIMA, WA. -- Some communities in the Yakima Valley are getting closer to making final decisions about recreational marijuana. The City of Selah and Yakima County are holding public meetings to discuss taking another step toward either allowing or banning marijuana.

For both Selah and Yakima County, meetings Tuesday mean another step toward finally having a resolution to the pot discussion. 

Yakima County started it off Tuesday morning. In their 8 AM session, they listened to the Yakima County Planning Commission recommendation. The planning commission recommended that County Commissioners should not enact a proposed ban on marijuana. County Commissioners will hear from the public in the beginning of May.

In Selah's City Council meeting, they are finalizing a date of May 13th to hold a public hearing of their own on marijuana. The city council is on its third marijuana moratorium in a little over a year. The city administrator has said council members wanted to wait to see what happens in other cities around the Yakima Valley before making a decision.

The City of Selah and the County Commissioners expect to make a final decision on marijuana sometime this summer.