Yakima Top Cop Urges Officials to Keep Pot Shops out of the City

Police Chief Dominic Rizzi Jr. says the risks of social problems and crime outweigh the financial benefits from retail marijuana sales.

Even though marijuana can be legally bought just down the road, Yakima’s top cop wants to keep marijuana shops out of his city.

“I don’t see anything positive coming out of it,” police Chief Dominic Rizzi Jr. said of a proposal to allow retail sales of marijuana in Yakima.

Rizzi sees any financial benefits to the city outweighed by increases in crime and other problems related to addiction.

– Read the entire article at The Seattle Times.