Pierce County, WA Council Committee Votes to Repeal Ban on Recreational Cannabis Outlets
The Pierce County Council’s Community Development Committee has passed a proposal, sponsored by three of the council’s seven members, which would repeal the county’s ban on recreational cannabis sales.
The proposal, which is expected to be voted on by the full council in August, would repeal a law passed by councilors in 2013 which explicitly banned all recreational cannabis outlets, which were legalized by voters the year prior.
“To me, this is a simple matter of responding to voters’ wishes,” says Councilman Derek Young (D-Gig Harbor), who introduced the measure.
According to the 2010 Census, Pierce County is the second most populous county in Washington, behind King County, with a population of 795,225.