Durney: Council “better do something” about marijuana

After failing to pass a marijuana ordinance at its July 28 meeting, the Hoquiam City Council will take another crack at the issue at its Aug. 11 issue, said Mayor Jack Durney.

The mayor, who expressed frustration with the council’s lack of action, said it’s time for the council to act — especially since moratoriums on marijuana businesses and collective gardens are set to expire Aug. 1o.

“They damn well better do something,” Durney said. “Then all of it will be in our control instead of nobody’s control. This is something that cities are meant to do.”

Durney said he’ll place a marijuana business ordinance on the council agenda, and council members can amend it as they see fit. He’ll also add an ordinance regarding collective gardens and a third ordinance creating an exception for marijuana businesses under city code, which allows only businesses that are legal under federal law to operate under city limits.

Hoquiam City Council meetings are held on the second and forth Mondays of every month at City Hall, which is located at 609 8th St. in Hoquiam. Meetings start at 7 p.m. and members of the public may attend.


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