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Leavenworth won’t issue business licenses for state-sanctioned marijuana

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LEAVENWORTH — The growing, processing and cultivation of recreational marijuana sanctioned under voter-approved Initiative 502 will not qualify for a business license in Leavenworth.

City councilmembers Tuesday decided to stand pat on the city’s existing rules, which forbid licensing businesses that don’t comply with local, state and federal laws.

The city’s imposed moratorium on pot businesses ended Tuesday.

State-sanctioned marijuana is still against federal law. Businesses can’t receive a license to sell, process or grow marijuana for recreational use within…

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