Snohomish County nips new pot shops in the bud — for now

Snohomish County nips new pot shops in the bud — for now

JUNE 23, 2016 | ,

“We don’t want to be known as a place to get marijuana,” says Diane Symms.

She stands outside Lombardi’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar on the busy Bothell-Everett Highway. She’s owned the local chain for decades and has lived just as long in Snohomish County.

Symms is spearheading efforts here to put more space between marijuana shops. She’s happy the Snohomish County Council has put an emergency six-month ban on new pot shops.

“The clustering is the big problem for us,” she says, “clustering all these businesses together.”

Snohomish County nips new pot shops in the bud — for now






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