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New odor rules, fees coming to Spokane County pot farms

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

(AP) - Spokane County marijuana farms will soon have to register with an air pollution agency that's instituting new rules in response to odor complaints.
  
The Spokesman-Review reported Wednesday that the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency proposed the rules, stating a large number of odor complaints have come in since commercial production started three years ago.
  
The rules include a fee structure requiring businesses to pay the agency based on the size of the operation. They were developed after a year of consultation with an advisory group.
  
Marijuana farmer Crystal Oliver says the fees would range annually from $528 for small-scale indoor grows to nearly $5,000 for some large-scale outdoor operations.
  
Marijuana businesses worry the regulations and associated fees could continue to smother the young industry.
  
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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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