The Klickitat County Planning Commission has voted to recommend the repeal of the sunset of a countywide ban on additional marijuana processors, producers and retailors. if the Klickitat County Commissioners accept the recommendation the 18 currently licensed marijuana businesses would be allowed to continue but the ban on new licenses would remain in effect.
The motion to repeal the sunset clause was made by commissioner rick graves who said marijuana is still against federal law and he supports the Klickitat County Sheriffs Office opposition to legalizing the drug.
The six to two vote for repealing the sunset of the marijuana ban means the Klickitat Commissioners can adopt the recommendation as is or hold an additional public hearing on the issue.
Concern was expressed during the meeting the County had no control over where marijuana businesses would be located indicating it was possible Klickitat County could potentially develop their own ordinance giving the public input on where these businesses would be located. No public comment was allowed during the meeting despite two persons in attendance who attempted to add their input.