David Hall, a City of Everett attorney explained that the city was not trying to declare medical cannabis itself as a nuisance, but Everett wants to have the ability to use the nuisance law to make sure that the marijuana activity doesn’t occur where the city doesn’t want it. As passed, the law only allows medical cannabis gardens in an industrial area of southwest Everett near the Boeing plant. Individual medical cannabis users who have the proper medical paperwork can grow their own at their own homes. The law does not allow anyone to distribute medical marijuana anywhere within the Everett City limits. The Council members did approve an amendment that has the ordinance expiring in 18 months. Supporters of medical cannabis say they will take legal action against the city.
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