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Everett might allow three more cannabis stores

Everett might allow three more cannabis stores

| December 27, 2019

There could be a few more places to buy weed.

The Everett City Council’s Public Safety Subcommittee backed a proposal Dec. 11 to allow up to eight retail cannabis locations — three more than the current limit. The City Council will decide, possibly in January, whether that’s the right direction for the city.

Three prospective businesses have state licenses but can’t open unless the city raises the lid. Meanwhile, the city is looking for more revenue to cover a budget deficit. Marijuana is taxed by the state, and some of that tax revenue goes to local governments.

Currently, a city ordinance caps pot shops at five. It was enacted as a precaution in 2016 after the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board doubled the number of state licenses available in Everett to 10.

Everett might allow three more cannabis stores






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