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Chewelah Bans Retail Marijuana

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Chewelah has chosen to ban retail marijuana sales. Chewelah has chosen to ban retail marijuana sales.
CHEWELAH, Wash. - Initiative 502 made recreational marijuana in Washington legal, but the city of Chewelah has decided to ban the sales, production and processing of retail marijuana. 

The city already had a ban on medical marijuana, but last week council members voted 5-2 to ban retail marijuana. The mayor of Chewelah told KHQ on Tuesday that not one person even applied to have a license within the city limits, so the decision was "easy." 

The ban is indefinite, however if someone in the city does apply, they may revisit the issue. 

The Liquor Control Board and the Washington Attorney General has said they will not interfere with cities and counties who decide to ban marijuana sales. 
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