Waitsburg Adopts Rules for Pot Businesses

Businessing hoping to cash in on selling or processing recreational marijuana in Waitsburg will be limited to the city's industrial zones.

The city council approved the marijuana zoning ordinance last night.

The decision to restrict pot related businesses to industrial zones was made largely due to state regulations -- which prohibit such businesses within a thousand feet of public facilities, including schools and parks.

Businesses hoping to sell, grow or process recreational marijuana will still require a license from the Washington State Liquor Control Board before setting up shop in the city.

At this time, city officials say they know of no pot related businesses in the works for Waitsburg.