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Yakima County Commissioners Could Vote to Ban Recreational Marijuana Sales County Wide

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YAKIMA, WA-- Yakima County commissioners will meet at city hall Tuesday morning where they could vote to ban retail marijuana sales in the county.

In January, the Yakima City Council voted to ban retail pot sales within city limits, and now it is the county's turn to make a decision.

During the past few months, county commissioners heard from the public on the issue and found the arguments against the ban are the financial benefits legally selling marijuana could bring to the county such as and increase in tax revenue, while those who are for the ban said allowing recreational pot sales could be bad for public safety.

In the past, commissioners have shown support for the ban on retail marijuana sales because they said a majority of people in the county didn't show support for Initiative 502, which legalized recreational marijuana.

In April, the County Planning Commission rejected a land-use ordinance which would have banned growing, processing and selling operations in all unincorporated areas of the county.