Tukwila plans public hearing about medical marijuana moratorium
By STEVE HUNTER
Tukwila Reporter Reporter
July 20, 2012 · 3:08 PM
The Tukwila City Council will have a public hearing about renewing a moratorium in the city on medical marijuana collective gardens and dispensaries.
The public hearing is at 7 p.m. Monday, July 23 at City Hall, 6200 Southcenter Blvd., in front of the Committee of the Whole, composed of members of the City Council.
The council adopted a one-year ban last year on medical marijuana collective gardens and dispensaries that expires on Aug. 14. City staff recommends that the council renew the moratorium because of the conflict between federal and state law. Federal law considers marijuana an illegal drug while state law allows use for medical marijuana. State law also could change in November because of Initiative 502 to legalize the use and sale of marijuana.
Any action about the moratorium would be taken at the Aug. 6 regular council meeting.
Contact Tukwila Reporter Reporter Steve Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-872-6600, ext. 5052.