Washington state has a reputation for being progressive, but the southeastern portion of the state is known to be quite conservative.

It’s there that you will find the small town of Kennewick. The county where Kennewick resides — Benton — was swept by President Donald Trump, with nearly 60 percent of voters backing his bid. And while the state legalized marijuana after a voter referendum, Benton County has been skeptical. They also recently voted for a six-month moratorium on new cannabis production and processing within the county. Many neighboring cities have barred marijuana businesses indefinitely.

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