Plans are already underway in Spokane, Washington for the marijuana shops that should be coming about a year from now under the state’s new recreational marijuana legalization law.

City Councilman Jon Snyder says the city needs to identify where shops can go, following regulations in the new Washington law that will keep them 1,000 feet away from schools, playgrounds, parks, libraries and transit centers.

Snyder tells KREM ( the city has a lot of work to do to protect the community and establish rules for what could be a lucrative business.

It’s never too early for cities and towns in Washington – and Colorado for that matter – to start thinking about what they are going to do. Legal marijuana sales are going to be a reality in these states, so now is the time to plan locations, taxes, etc.

Once an abstract concept, marijuana legalization is getting real. This is where the rubber meets the road, and all the other cliches you can think of. How well WA and CO can get it done will determine how fast other states follow the same path.

– Joe Klare

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  1. Hardrock1a

    On Monday, Dec. 17th here in Colorado, there will the first meeting of the Colorado Marijuana Task Force, to start getting the state regulation framework in place. All Task Force meetings will be open to the public and I personally plan on being at this first meeting at least.

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