Vancouver Washington Approves Medical Marijuana Gardens

Marijuana possession becomes legal Thursday in Washington, and medical marijuana gardens will be allowed in Vancouver as of Dec. 8 (an earlier version of this post gave an incorrect date) following City Council approval Monday night.

But across Washington state, there are clouds over the marijuana issue. The federal government says pot possession remains illegal. And Clark County commissioners have agreed informally to ban medical cannabis cultivation in their jurisdiction.

Nevertheless, following state law, the Vancouver City Council voted 6 to 1 Monday night to allow marijuana to be grown for medical purposes in the city, but only in industrial areas. Councilman Bill Turlay voted no, saying he wouldn’t vote for a measure that violates federal law.

– Read the entire article at The Oregonian.