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Whitman County Commissioners review marijuana ordinance draft

Whitman County Commissioner Art Swannack said one of the regulations in the ordinance requires indoor facilities to install exhaust systems to capture odors.
BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter December 9, 2020

The Whitman County Planning Commission finished a draft for a new ordinance regulating the growing, processing and retailing of marijuana. The ordinance will establish new zoning regulations for marijuana-involved...

County candidates debate on COVID-19 response, small business assistance

Tom Handy, who is running against incumbent Dean Kinzer for Whitman County commissioner, said he believes the county has a responsibility to provide grant assistance to allow businesses to thrive. 
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 24, 2020

Candidates for the Whitman County Commission debated Thursday night about the county’s role in handling the pandemic, support of small businesses and developing long-term plans for rebuilding towns impacted...

Pot shop still open amid COVID-19 pandemic

Aaron, an official bud tester at MJ’s, helps a customer inside of the shop.
ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter March 26, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee’s “stay-at-home” order exempts essential businesses and workers, one of which includes cannabis retailers such as MJ’s Pot Shop on Southeast Bishop Boulevard. Jenn Augenstein,...

Marijuana code under review in Olympia

If the ordinance passes, marijuana growers will have to prevent odors from bothering people around their farms. County Commissioner Dean Kinzer says this may help growers by reducing the chance of pollinating a plant, which slows down THC production.
JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter March 2, 2020

The proposed marijuana code in Whitman County is close to the approval stage from the County Commissioner’s office.  It is currently under State Environmental Policy Act review in Olympia and...

‘Recreational’ marijuana becomes commercial

The Whitman County Planning Commission discusses the change in distance that marijuana is allowed to be grown from certain residential lots. Pictured on the left: Chad Whetzel.
ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter February 7, 2020

The Whitman County Planning Commission continued discussing the marijuana ordinance Wednesday. Changes to the draft were made in three chapters which are Purpose and Intent, Applicability and Development...

Marijuana ordinance in the works

Marijuana ordinance in the works
JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter January 29, 2020

The Whitman County Planning Commission is seeking to put together a new county marijuana ordinance by Feb. 5. Alan Thompson, Whitman County planner, said the commission will discuss alternatives to allow...

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