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.
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.