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Pasco City Council Votes 6 to 1 in Favor of Permanent Marijuana Sales Ban

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Monday night, Pasco City Council Members voted to ban recreational and medical marijuana sales, processing and growing in the city. Monday night, Pasco City Council Members voted to ban recreational and medical marijuana sales, processing and growing in the city.
PASCO, WA - The City of Pasco will not need to extend anymore moratoriums on pot.

Monday night, council members voted to ban recreational and medical marijuana sales, processing and growing in the city.

The decision came after a 6 to 1 vote.

"I just implore this body to remember that under our democratic form of government, a majority of Washington State's voting population said they wanted the sale of medical and recreational marijuana legalized," said Rebecca Frank, Pasco City Council Member.  

"I just can't see, for this particular subject how this issue here would be a for sure benefit for this community," Sault Martinez, Pasco City Council Member explained. 

While Al Yenny, Pasco City Council Member said, "the no vote was 13,803 against 8,801 so I'm going to represent the 13,803 citizens of Pasco that voted it down."

"We have to defeat the block market that's what I-502 is about, it wasn't about supplying the masses with marijuana,  was about supplying those that are already going  that direction with regulated, safe products," explained Jedidiah Haney, Executive Director, Cause M. 

The city's moratorium on pot was set to end in September.
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