Leavenworth Votes To Ban Marijuana Dispensaries - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Leavenworth Votes To Ban Marijuana Dispensaries

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) - The city council for Leavenworth has voted to ban medical marijuana collective gardens and dispensaries.
    
The Wenatchee World reports that (http://bit.ly/MqDgiS) Tuesday's 5-2 vote confirms a moratorium enacted in June after a collective garden opened in Leavenworth.
    
City officials moved quickly to explore ways to stop the business.
    
But during the city council meeting, nurses and patients pleaded with city leaders that they needed a trusted source for medical marijuana.
    
Leavenworth Mayor Cheri Kelley Farivar says the city worried about liability, legality, zoning and public safety.
    
Chelan County deputy prosecutor Roy Fore says under federal law, possession of marijuana is illegal and so are collective gardens. But under state law, collective gardens, which are defined as a place where small amounts of marijuana are sold and dispersed for free or by donation, are legal.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • PHOTOS: Semi-truck crash shuts down lanes of I-90 through downtown Spokane.

    PHOTOS: Semi-truck crash shuts down lanes of I-90 through downtown Spokane.

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-04-25 21:28:54 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jim Martin Trucking LLC out of Hayden, Idaho confirmed with KHQ the driver of the semi-truck involved in Wednesday's crash on I-90 in downtown Spokane is okay and is cooperating with Troopers. The driver, who was hauling crushed cars, says he was cut off by another car, which he says started the chain reaction that caused the crash. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jim Martin Trucking LLC out of Hayden, Idaho confirmed with KHQ the driver of the semi-truck involved in Wednesday's crash on I-90 in downtown Spokane is okay and is cooperating with Troopers. The driver, who was hauling crushed cars, says he was cut off by another car, which he says started the chain reaction that caused the crash. 

    >>
  • 13 semi-trucks park under Detroit overpass to help man considering suicide

    13 semi-trucks park under Detroit overpass to help man considering suicide

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-04-24 16:41:55 GMT

    DETROIT - 13 semi-truck drivers parked their big rigs under a highway overpass early Tuesday morning to help shorten the fall of a man who was threatening to jump.  All lanes of Highway 696 were closed early Tuesday morning after a call came in just before 1:00 a.m. of a man threatening to jump.  

    >>

    DETROIT - 13 semi-truck drivers parked their big rigs under a highway overpass early Tuesday morning to help shorten the fall of a man who was threatening to jump.  All lanes of Highway 696 were closed early Tuesday morning after a call came in just before 1:00 a.m. of a man threatening to jump.  

    >>
  • Ohio teen fatally shoots 11-year-old brother in 'premeditated act'

    Ohio teen fatally shoots 11-year-old brother in 'premeditated act'

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:06 AM EDT2018-04-24 14:06:01 GMT

    STREETSBORO, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a 13-year-old boy has fatally shot his 11-year-old brother in suburban Cleveland, and police are describing the shooting as an apparent "premeditated act."   Streetsboro police say officers were called to a home around 9:30 p.m. Monday. The 11-year-old died at a hospital.   Police say the 13-year-old has been charged with aggravated murder in Portage County Juvenile Court.

    >>

    STREETSBORO, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a 13-year-old boy has fatally shot his 11-year-old brother in suburban Cleveland, and police are describing the shooting as an apparent "premeditated act."   Streetsboro police say officers were called to a home around 9:30 p.m. Monday. The 11-year-old died at a hospital.   Police say the 13-year-old has been charged with aggravated murder in Portage County Juvenile Court.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Investigators find new evidence in home of slain Idaho man

    Investigators find new evidence in home of slain Idaho man

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-04-25 21:54:22 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say crucial evidence has emerged in the investigation of the killing of a 73-year-old northern Idaho man last year. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports investigators with the Bonner County Sheriff's Office have found unknown fingerprints from inside the home of George Andres, who was found shot to death in early December. Authorities say Andres may have been killed after interrupting a burglary at his house north of Clark Fork. Investigator...

    >>

    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say crucial evidence has emerged in the investigation of the killing of a 73-year-old northern Idaho man last year. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports investigators with the Bonner County Sheriff's Office have found unknown fingerprints from inside the home of George Andres, who was found shot to death in early December. Authorities say Andres may have been killed after interrupting a burglary at his house north of Clark Fork. Investigator...

    >>
  • Police: Washington shipyard worker used phone to promote prostitution

    Police: Washington shipyard worker used phone to promote prostitution

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-04-25 21:50:47 GMT

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a worker at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard wasn't using his phone in a restricted area to steal national security secrets, but to promote prostitution. The Kitsap Sun reports that the 32-year-old man was investigated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service after he was seen with his phone in the restricted area. Charging documents filed last week in Kitsap County Superior Court say law 

    >>

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a worker at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard wasn't using his phone in a restricted area to steal national security secrets, but to promote prostitution. The Kitsap Sun reports that the 32-year-old man was investigated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service after he was seen with his phone in the restricted area. Charging documents filed last week in Kitsap County Superior Court say law 

    >>
  • 3 more radioactive sludge barrels rupture at Idaho site

    3 more radioactive sludge barrels rupture at Idaho site

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-04-25 21:45:43 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Officials at an eastern Idaho nuclear site where a radioactive sludge barrel ruptured inside a contained building say there have been three other ruptures. Officials say a closed-circuit video monitor has been set up. U.S. Department of Energy contractor Fluor Idaho said a crew wearing protective gear entered the building Wednesday to put in the monitoring system where the four 55-gallon (208-liter) barrels ruptured.    An alarm on April 11 a...

    >>

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Officials at an eastern Idaho nuclear site where a radioactive sludge barrel ruptured inside a contained building say there have been three other ruptures. Officials say a closed-circuit video monitor has been set up. U.S. Department of Energy contractor Fluor Idaho said a crew wearing protective gear entered the building Wednesday to put in the monitoring system where the four 55-gallon (208-liter) barrels ruptured.    An alarm on April 11 a...

    >>