The Yakima County Commissioners on Tuesday started the process of closing recreational marijuana stores that are operating illegally in the unincorporated areas of the county and pot businesses say they're ready for the fight. The commissioners on Tuesday approved a 2018 operating budget that includes $200,000 for the county codes department to begin major enforcement in the new year.
Jeffrey McPhee say the businesses will be fighting back. He operates Tetra Max Global a consulting company who's quoted in the Yakima Herald Republic newspaper as saying the businesses are hiring legal counsels to fight the county plan to shut down retail marijuana businesses in the unincorporated areas of the county.