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Yakima City Council bans pot businesses

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YAKIMA — The Yakima City Council has voted 6-1 to ban state-licensed marijuana operations in the city.

In a separate action Tuesday, Yakima County commissioners told their planning staff to develop language for the county’s zoning regulations to prohibit marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas. The commissioners will have to vote on any amendment to the code.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the city council ban had been expected. At a public hearing that lasted about an hour Tuesday, some speakers tried…

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