Spokane allows pot shop to move amid complaints that a sham arcade abused zoning laws

Spokane allows pot shop to move amid complaints that a sham arcade abused zoning laws

June 19, 2017 | Kip Hill

An east Spokane pot shop was handed a victory Monday night by the City Council over what some call a sham arcade that had prevented them from moving.

City Council President Ben Stuckart appeared by phone to cast the deciding vote in a 5-to-1 tally shrinking Spokane’s buffer zone between an arcade and a marijuana business, from 1,000 feet to 500 feet, for six months. City Councilman Mike Fagan, a staunch opponent of the industry, proposed the emergency law as a way to allow Smokane to relocate in the wake of what he called “shenanigans” by the proprietors of the arcade, which charges no admission fee and operates out of an unfinished office space it rents for $5,000 a month.

Spokane allows pot shop to move amid complaints that a sham arcade abused zoning laws






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