Weekend closures, lane restrictions impact SR 99, I-5 and I-90

Military tells legal marijuana stores in state they’re off-limits to service members

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

A customer buys some marijuana at Cannabis City in Seattle's Sodo district. (Photo: KCPQ-TV)

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Dozens of recreational marijuana businesses in Washington state have received letters from the military telling them that their shops are off limits to all members of the armed forces.

The letters, dated Jan. 21, say that military personnel will be prohibited from entering the business indefinitely unless the business owner agrees to stop selling “substances similar to marijuana.”

The letter states that businesses have 30 days to prevent evidence to the Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board at Joint Base Lewis-McChord that the businesses agree to stop selling the substances to military personnel.

However, a military spokesman notes the letters are worded similarly to ones required to be sent to any businesses determined to be harmful to members of the military, and that the onus is on military members to know not to go there, not on the shops.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s