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Chelan County Commissioners Set to Adopt New Marijuana Rules Today

After nearly two years of meetings, negotiations and still-lingering frustrations, the Chelan County Board of Commissioners is set to adopt new, stricter marijuana growing regulations. This follows complaints from residents hear pot farms about the smell, traffic and lights. Farmers …

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Recreational Marijuana: A Grower’s Perspective, Parts 3 and 4

Chelan County recreational marijuana farmers formed the Central Washington Growers Association to educate stakeholders and community members on the impacts of the industry, said Ray Schmitten, co-owner of Zion Botanicals outside of Cashmere. He said the membership-based industry group focuses …

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Recreational Marijuana: A Grower’s Perspective, Parts 1 and 2

Chelan County recreational marijuana farmers formed the Central Washington Growers Association to educate stakeholders and community members on the impacts of the industry, said Ray Schmitten, co-owner of Zion Botanicals outside of Cashmere. He said the membership-based industry group focuses …

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Marijuana Work Group Narrows Zoning Proposals

Following a decision by Chelan County Commissioners in February to permanently prohibit all marijuana growing and processing that wasn’t already operational by Sept. 29 last year, a work group made up of county officials and central Washington pot growers was …

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Local Pot Farmers File Suit Against Chelan County

Comment from Central Washington Growers Association’s President Caitlein Ryan
The Central Washington Growers Association has filed a lawsuit in Chelan County Superior Court in response to a resolution prohibiting marijuana production and processing operations. The suit, filed Friday, disputes the
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