State rules Burien can have one Marijuana Store; POLL: where should it go?
The State of Washington announced Wednesday (Sept. 4) that the City of Burien will be eligible to host one Marijuana Store, similar to what other cities of its size will be allowed:
These stores – which will be controlled and operated by the state’s Liquor Control Board – will not be allowed to sell anything other than pot, pot-infused products and paraphernalia.
The total of 334 statewide pot shops are being allocated by population and accessibility.
In addition to Burien’s one store (and Seattle’s 21) some of the south end cities and their allocations include:
- Des Moines: 1
- Federal Way: 3
- Kent: 3
- Maple Valley: 1
- Renton: 3
- SeaTac: 1
- Tukwila: 1
As we first reported, on Aug. 20, the Burien City Council approved interim zoning regulations for six months on the location, operation and licensing of marijuana producers, processors and retailers.
Licensed marijuana retailers may not locate within 1,000 feet of any elementary or secondary school, playground, recreation center or facility, child care center, public park, public transit center, library, or game arcade not restricted to patrons 21 and older. This limits Burien to allowing its one allocated shop to be located within one of three small areas (map below):
- 1st Ave South & SW 136th
- South of SW 148th/151st & Ambaum (near where the Odyssey headshop has been located for around 30 years)
- Near the old liquor store in Five Corners on SW 160th & 1st Ave South
POLL: WHERE SHOULD BURIEN’S POT SHOP BE LOCATED?
Where do YOU think Burien’s pot shop should be located? Please take our Poll and/or leave a Comment below:
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