- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

PARKLAND, Wash. (AP) - Pierce County is moving against a state-license recreational marijuana store that opened in Parkland over the weekend in defiance of a county ban.

A county building official notified the business called The Gallery that it lacks a conditional use permit, which the county won’t issue.

County spokesman Hunter George told The News Tribune newspaper (https://is.gd//fX7Wdt ) the process is “very cordial” and the business won’t face penalties right away.

Co-owner Tedd Wetherbee says he plans to appeal.

The Gallery could face a fine of up to $1,000 a day.

Wetherbee and co-owner Mike Henery opened the store Sunday. They say the county tolerates many legally dubious medical marijuana establishments.

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