Opinion: Whether statewide initiative establishing system for licensing marijuana producers, processors, and retailers preempts local ordinances
Attorney General of Washington
An opinion of the Attorney General of Washington State on legalized marijuana. Provides answers to questions regarding whether or not local governments can ban marijuana producers, processors, and retailers within their jurisdiction, and also whether or not local governments can establish land use or business regulations that would deter marijuana businesses from locating within their jurisdiction. Opinion provides a "no" answer to the first question and a "yes" answer to the second question. Also provides background information and analysis of the issues, citing state code sections and court cases relevant to the questions addressed in the opinion.