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Newest Spokane City Council member Karen Stratton partner in pot farm

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Spokane City Council member told The Spokesman Review her and her husband own a pot farm near Spangle. Spokane City Council member told The Spokesman Review her and her husband own a pot farm near Spangle.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Around the time Karen Stratton was appointed to the Spokane City Council, she planted her first marijuana crop.

Stratton owns a pot farm with her husband, two family members and an unnamed partner. They spent tens of thousands of dollars on the operation and planted their first crop in the Spangle area in August.

Stratton told the newspaper that she asked herself if owning a pot farm would be any different from opening a winery. She decided it was not. Stratton's husband, Chris Wright, is a lawyer who sits on the Spokane Park Board. He says the responses he receives about their business range "from curiosity to unbridled support."

The couple says they don't use marijuana but instead wanted to bring it into the "mainstream" and hopefully make a profit.

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