City Councilwoman honest about marijuana grow business - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

City Councilwoman honest about marijuana grow business

Posted: Updated:
Knowing the negative views that sometimes accompany the marijuana business, when Stratton applied for the City Council seat left vacant by Steve Salvatori, she wanted to make sure there were no secrets. Knowing the negative views that sometimes accompany the marijuana business, when Stratton applied for the City Council seat left vacant by Steve Salvatori, she wanted to make sure there were no secrets.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

"I know that people are going to judge me either way, they're going to agree with me or disagree with me, and I'm OK with that," says City Council member Karen Stratton, who has received some negative feedback after news of her marijuana growing business went public.

"I've been honest about it, I've been very open, and I'm not hiding behind it," says Stratton.

Stratton says it was the medical aspects of marijuana that interested her in the business, and earlier this summer, she and her husband, began farming 7,000 square feet on an outdoor grow park in the Spangle area.

"I'd never even seen a pot leaf before," says Stratton.

Knowing the negative views that sometimes accompany the marijuana business, when Stratton applied for the City Council seat left vacant by Steve Salvatori, she wanted to make sure there were no secrets.

"Before I made the application I sat down with city council members, I sat down with legal, city legal staff to make sure, because the last thing I wanted was to put anybody in a bad spot," says Stratton.

According to Stratton, reception by a majority of City Council members was positive, "I felt very supported by my friends and family in City Hall."

And she feels comfortable that this controversial, yet legal business, won't hurt her chances when she runs to keep her seat in office next year.

"I can only be who I am, I can only run on things that I believe in, and one of those that I believe is being honest and forthcoming," says Stratton.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Couple arrested in Minnesota, accused of killing Spokane boy

    Couple arrested in Minnesota, accused of killing Spokane boy

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:54 PM EDT2018-04-21 03:54:36 GMT

    FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - Two people are in jail In Minnesota tonight, accused of murdering a little boy from Spokane. The little boy, 6-year-old Justis Burland, and his brother had been under their grandmother's care until last summer, when she signed over custody of them to a some old friends of hers in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Last week, police say Burland was taken to the hospital, but he was already dead and showing clear signs that he 

    >>

    FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - Two people are in jail In Minnesota tonight, accused of murdering a little boy from Spokane. The little boy, 6-year-old Justis Burland, and his brother had been under their grandmother's care until last summer, when she signed over custody of them to a some old friends of hers in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Last week, police say Burland was taken to the hospital, but he was already dead and showing clear signs that he 

    >>
  • Dad stabbed to death as daughter sits in lap at restaurant

    Dad stabbed to death as daughter sits in lap at restaurant

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:40 AM EDT2018-04-21 14:40:37 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A homeless man was charged Friday with murder in a random attack on a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse. Jamal Jackson, 49, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Anthony Mele. He was being held in Ventura County jail on a $1.5 million bail.

    >>

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A homeless man was charged Friday with murder in a random attack on a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse. Jamal Jackson, 49, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Anthony Mele. He was being held in Ventura County jail on a $1.5 million bail.

    >>
  • State findings show Pasco daycare not responsible for child eyebrow waxing incidents

    State findings show Pasco daycare not responsible for child eyebrow waxing incidents

    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-04-21 05:30:39 GMT
    KNDUKNDU
    KNDUKNDU

    PASCO, Wash. - State findings show that a Pasco daycare isn't responsible for a February incident where two mothers claimed the facility waxed their children’s eyebrows without their permission, according to documents obtained by KIMA-TV.  The daycare - a non-profit organization at Columbia Basin College - is licensed by the Washington State Department of Early Learning. The center had been licensed for less than a year, and has had no 

    >>

    PASCO, Wash. - State findings show that a Pasco daycare isn't responsible for a February incident where two mothers claimed the facility waxed their children’s eyebrows without their permission, according to documents obtained by KIMA-TV.  The daycare - a non-profit organization at Columbia Basin College - is licensed by the Washington State Department of Early Learning. The center had been licensed for less than a year, and has had no 

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

  • Police rescue baby raccoon trapped under SUV hood

    Police rescue baby raccoon trapped under SUV hood

    Saturday, April 21 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-04-21 20:54:22 GMT

    EMERYVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A baby raccoon halted Northern California traffic after he crawled inside the engine compartment of an SUV stopped at a traffic signal.    The East Bay Times reports that police Lt. Fred Dauer thought he had come across a traffic accident in Emeryville on Friday when he saw cars parked and people standing around using their cellphones. 

    >>

    EMERYVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A baby raccoon halted Northern California traffic after he crawled inside the engine compartment of an SUV stopped at a traffic signal.    The East Bay Times reports that police Lt. Fred Dauer thought he had come across a traffic accident in Emeryville on Friday when he saw cars parked and people standing around using their cellphones. 

    >>
  • Texas 8th-graders asked to list positives of slavery

    Texas 8th-graders asked to list positives of slavery

    Saturday, April 21 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-04-21 20:52:01 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A Texas charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery.    Officials at Great Hearts Monte Vista in San Antonio say the teacher who distributed the worksheet has been placed on leave and the school would be reviewing the history textbook associated with the lesson.

    >>

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A Texas charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery.    Officials at Great Hearts Monte Vista in San Antonio say the teacher who distributed the worksheet has been placed on leave and the school would be reviewing the history textbook associated with the lesson.

    >>
  • 'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

    'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

    Saturday, April 21 2018 4:44 PM EDT2018-04-21 20:44:29 GMT

    Verne Troyer, the actor best-known for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series of comedy films has died. He was 49 years old. Representatives issued a statement on the actor's Facebook page Saturday saying in part, "Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible."

    >>

    Verne Troyer, the actor best-known for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series of comedy films has died. He was 49 years old. Representatives issued a statement on the actor's Facebook page Saturday saying in part, "Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible."

    >>