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Pierce County executive vetoes council’s ordinance banning pot businesses

TACOMA — Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has vetoed the County Council’s measure that would prohibit marijuana businesses from operating until Congress removes pot from the list of federally controlled substances, The News Tribune of Tacoma reported Monday.

pottAccording to the newspaper, McCarthy said she vetoed the ordinance because it conflicts with state law, which permits the licensing of marijuana businesses.

The council voted 4-3 to pass the ordinance Nov. 5.

Council Chairwoman Joyce McDonald, R-Puyallup, told the News Tribune that the council will vote Dec. 10 on whether to overturn the veto.  An override requires five of seven votes.


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  • Dan Kimbel

    Amazing, B.S. reason she gave but, the power of the dollar corrupts, even her husband in the Pierce County Superior Court is a corrupt criminal. The almighty dollar reigns again. Openly the County Council members are picking laws it will and it wont abide by for whatever reason. Federal law, since when council members, since when? And most importantly, Why? The will of the people fall on deaf or corrupt ears?

  • The World is Ending

    If you want to try and get most of the drug laws in this country overturned, look at their origen, you will fined race and religion or both as the primary motive.