Everett City Council To Tighten Rules On Retail Marijuana Locations

December 27, 2014

Everett, Everett Government

I 502 in Everett

Everett is making changes to retail pot rules.

After the complaints over the opening of Purple Haze, Everett’s third retail marijuana store, the Everett City Council on Wednesday will get a look at proposed rules that tighten where marijuana businesses can be located. At a recent meeting, Everett’s newest city council member, Judy Tuohy, asked city staff to bring new rules that limit how people access marijuana businesses and prohibit marijuana businesses on any parcel that contains residential use. The new rules won’t affect the three retail pot stores currently open but may impact the two remaining slots. Currently Evergreen State, which is under construction at the old JRs/Orchid Thai location in Everett’s Eastmont neighborhood, is trying to get approval for the fourth license and no word still on who may trying to get the fifth and last available license for retail marijuana in Everett. Last week the owners of two rental houses south of Purple Haze in the 4200 block of Rucker vented their frustration to the Everett City Council over the rules which if in place two weeks ago may have prevented that business from opening. City Council President Jeff Moore told those in attendance at the meeting that the city has followed the law in its implementation of i502. You can see the proposed changes to the current interim retail marijuana rules in Everett by clicking here.

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