PULLMAN, Wash.— Pullman City Council will vote tonight to temporarily ban medical marijuana gardens. The 60 day ban will give council members time to hold public meetings before they make a final decision on growing restrictions.
A new state law allows for medical marijuana production in the form of collective gardens, but the Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins calls marijuana gardens detrimental to public safety and a violation of federal law.
Medical marijuana gardens can serve up to ten approved patients, and gardeners can grow 15 plants per patient.
But cities can’t outlaw medical marijuana altogether. City councils must decide if they want to enact zoning or licensing requirements, taxes and other regulations.
Pullman City Council is expected to vote at their meeting tonight beginning at 7:30.