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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Marijuana moratorium extended for second time


Whitman County commissioners voted Monday to extend the marijuana moratorium another six months while the planning commission finishes its work on a proposed ordinance.

The extension is the second for the moratorium – which commissioners put in place last March to ban any new marijuana growing, processing or retail operations in the county. Commissioners subsequently assigned the planning commission to study the matter and draft an ordinance.

On Monday, three members of the public spoke in favor of extending the ban with no one speaking against.

One speaker suggested that county commissio...

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