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Class and Cannabis at The Gallery

Even after Initiative 502 passed a few years back, the stigma of selling cannabis was still very much in the minds of those in the community. Folks tended to think of dingy "Green Cross" storefronts in sketchy parts of town. However, Tedd Wetherbee, owner of The Gallery chain of cannabis stores, looked to change all that.

Mountain Highway not so 'scenic' after all; marijuana store can remain

Pierce County attorneys agree to settle lawsuit filed by marijuana businessmen alleging discrimination against their store on state Route 7 in Spanaway. The move could open the door for other marijuana businesses to locate on commercial stretches of Mountain Highway in East Pierce County.

Recreational marijuana businessmen sue Pierce County

A lawsuit against Pierce County alleges the County Council violated the rights of two recreational marijuana businessmen looking to open a retail shop near Elk Plain. Filed by Tedd Wetherbee and business partner Michael Heneryin Pierce County Superior Court, the suit targets action the council took Dec.

Pot shop opens in Pierce County despite ban

by: Joanna Small Updated: PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - Pierce County's first pot shop "The Gallery" welcomed customers Sunday -- technically, illegally. The county has a ban on marijuana retailers. Just before noon, workers put the final products on shelves they've essentially been waiting years to stock, since before marijuana was ever legalized in Washington State.

A different pot: Colorado coffee company to introduce cannabis coffee - Denver Business Journal

A Colorado coffee company said it soon plans to introduce a line of cannabis-infused coffee. Jammin Java Corp., the Denver company that was started by the son of reggae singer and marijuana enthusiast Bob Marley, said it will introduce cannabis coffee for the Colorado market, including THC and CBD based coffees.

Judge sides with Spanaway marijuana shop on 'scenic' highway buffer

Is a ban on marijuana businesses along a stretch of Mountain Highway evidence of impermissible bias among members of the Pierce County Council? Pierce County Superior Court Judge Katherine M. Stolz raised the question Tuesday before granting a temporary injunction to the owners of a marijuana retail store affected by the ban.

The Adventures of Walter & Tiffany: The Gallery - The Fresh Toast

Tiffany and I decided to see the Seattle-Tacoma area at its best, so September takes us to the Evergreen State. Most of the tourists are gone and the weather is perfect. Who are the ding-a-lings claim it is always gray and rainy here? An added bonus: Weed is fully legal here in Washington!

Washington Marijuana Store Defies County Pot Sale Ban, 'The Gallery' Opens Over Weekend

Customers lined up outside a newly minted retail pot store in Pierce County, Washington, Sunday afternoon to get their hands on some legal weed, despite the shop having opened in a county that outlawed such marijuana retailers last year.

Pot Shop Opens In Defiance Of County Ban

(Adds county ordering the shop to close, 12 paragraph) By Eric M. Johnson PARKLAND, Wash., March 5 (Reuters) - Sealed bags of marijuana dangle behind a counter, curved glass pipes glimmer on shelves, and a steady trickle of middle-aged customers gleefully buys cannabis strains nicknamed Charlie Sheen and Godzilla.

Fife settles costly fight over pot ban

The City of Fife has settled its longstanding legal battles with Greybeard Holdings over the city's moratorium on marijuana businesses. This comes after more than two years of hearings and appeals that have proven costly in attorneys' fees and the loss of potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue had the shop been allowed to open in 2014.

Uncertainty, anxiety surround recreational marijuana in Pierce County

Recreational marijuana business owners hoping to open legally in the unincorporated areas of Pierce County remain in limbo after the County Council gave mixed signals on recreational marijuana last month. The council narrowly voted to make it legal for state licensed recreational marijuana businesses to operate in the unincorporated parts of the county beginning July 1.

Recreational pot shop denied permit to operate in Pierce County

County Hearing Examiner Keith Black has denied a conditional use permit to The Gallery, the first state-licensed recreational marijuana retail store to open in Pierce County. Black cited the Pierce County Council's delay in lifting its de-facto ban on recreational marijuana businesses as the reason for his denial.

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