Trudeau’s Pledge to Legalize Pot: He May Want to Look South

A Washington State sheriff weighs in on Canada’s potential move to legalize recreational marijuanaIf prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau intends to make good on his promise to legalize marijuana in Canada, he might want to start by looking to Washington State, where recreational marijuana stores have been operating for over a year.

King County sheriff John Urquhart says the biggest lesson learned in Washington State is that once pot becomes legal, cities should not have the power to use zoning bylaws to completely ban weed shops.

“There are several cities in the state and in King County that have outlawed marijuana stores, and that’s a big problem as far as I’m concerned,” Urquhart told CBC.

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