Permanent Ban on Pot Farms Approved by Chelan County CommissionersLawmakers Look at

first_imgWhat was a moratorium on pot farms in Chelan County is now a permanent ban. Commissioners took the action following a public hearing in Wenatchee Tuesday. The action is prompted by complaints from neighbors who claim the farms are a nuisance that create foul odors and blinding lights. That’s the issue in Plain where a State-licensed pot farm has angered local town folk including George Wilson . . Audio Playerhttps://kpq.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/020916-PotBan-5.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.25 people testified from both sides at Tuesday’s public hearing on the proposed ban. Growers say they are willing to work with the County in finding suitable grow sites and Commissioner Keith Goehner says the ban could be lifted after new regulations are adopted . . Audio Playerhttps://kpq.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/020916-PotBan-6.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Commissioners will now form a working group to draft new regulations before considering lifting the ban at the end of this year. Officials with the State Liquor and Cannibus Control Board say they will continue to issue licenses to qualified growers and processors in spite of the ban.last_img read more

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