Commissioners Planning Action After Voters Say No To Pot Sales
One thing is clear after the November 7th general election. Voters in the Yakima County are against retail marijuana sales in the unincorporated areas of the county, voting 60 percent in favor of keeping a ban in place. Yakima County Commissioner Mike Leita tells KIT News "I can't conjecture what actions will come forth by the county. But the first action was the vote of the people."
Leita says they've set aside $100,000 in the 2018 budget and may allocate more to as Leita puts it "implement the will of the people." He says no immediate action against pot stores is planned. He says the commissioners will meet and talk further about the advisory vote before the first of the year.
Officials from stores operating in the unincorporated area of the county like The Canyon on Highway 12 declined to comment.