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Posted on: May 31, 2016

A Statement from Pierce County Council Chair Doug Richardson

“I am in receipt of Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy’s veto of Council Ordinance 2016-35s which requested the Planning Commission to conduct a public hearing considering amendments to prohibit the production, processing, and retail sale of marijuana in Pierce County. There are not five votes on the Council necessary to override her veto.

Ordinance 2015-27s goes into effect tomorrow, July 1, 2016. We need to ensure that it is implemented to the full extent of the law and illegal dispensaries are closed. The drug enforcement fund established by the Council will be used by law enforcement and prosecuting attorneys to protect public safety."

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