Coulee Dam’s town council passed its version of an ordinance calling for a six-month moratorium on the establishment of medical marijuana collective gardens at its meeting last Wednesday night.
The council has set a public hearing for 6 p.m., Jan. 25, its next meeting date, to take testimony to consider adopting further findings.
Electric City and Grand Coulee have adopted similar ordinances.
The ordinance prohibits the issuing of a business license to any person for such a collective garden and will automatically expire six months from the date of passage unless extended or terminated by the town council.
The ordinance authorizes Mayor Quincy Snow to develop draft regulations regarding collective marijuana gardens and these regulations will be referred to the town’s planning commission for inclusion in the town’s zoning code.