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September 15, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Plaintiff in Fife case plans to appeal this week, will petition Supreme Court

The plaintiff challenging the city of Fife’s ban on marijuana businesses plans to appeal a Pierce County Superior judge’s ruling on the case. Pierce County judge Ronald E. Culpepper last month upheld the city’s ban on marijuana businesses, saying the state law legalizing pot did not mandate cities to allow them. Mark Nelson, who represents MMH, the company…

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August 19, 2014 at 2:44 PM

State Attorney General outlines argument in case that could make or break pot law

The State Attorney General’s office outlined its argument Monday in a court case that could make or break Washington’s marijuana law. In July, the city of Fife approved an outright ban on marijuana businesses. A prospective pot store is suing the city in Pierce County Superior Court and hopes to overturn the ban. The case could cement Washington’s pot law…

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July 31, 2014 at 4:04 PM

State Attorney General to join pot lawsuits against Wenatchee, Fife

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson will intervene in three pot lawsuits against the cities of Wenatchee and Fife, according to a news release from his office.  Both cities have imposed laws that essentially ban recreational pot businesses legalized statewide when voters passed Initiative 502. Ferguson will enter the lawsuits “to defend Initiative 502, not to support the plaintiffs’ or…

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