- Associated Press - Friday, December 16, 2016

FIRCREST, Wash. (AP) - Marijuana sales might be allowed in the Pierce County community of Fircrest as early as next year.

The News Tribune reports ( https://bit.ly/2gJRW2T ) that in a 4-3 vote Tuesday night, the City Council rejected a planning commission recommendation that the city ban all marijuana business.

The vote signaled the council’s intent to allow pot stores within the city’s 1.5 square miles.

In supporting the change, council members cited the revenue the city will get from pot sales and noted that all precincts in Fircrest voted to legalize marijuana in a statewide vote in 2012.

The council won’t take another vote to specifically allow pot sales but will decide on changes to the city’s zoning code that will restrict where businesses can go.

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