- Associated Press - Friday, January 8, 2016

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A marijuana store has opened in Hazel Dell despite Clark County’s moratorium on recreational pot businesses in unincorporated areas.

The Columbian reports (https://goo.gl/BfJqxk ) that Sticky’s Pot Shop opened last month. Clark County officials say code enforcement will issue a warning to Sticky’s telling it to shut down and vacate within 10 days.

Code enforcement manager Paul Scarpelli says when store owner John Larson applied for a certificate of occupancy for the property, there was no mention of marijuana.

Larson says he did not misrepresent the store and applied as a retail business.

This is the only time someone has successfully managed to open a marijuana shop in an unincorporated area since the Clark County commissioners approved a moratorium on recreational marijuana businesses in 2014.

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Information from: The Columbian, https://www.columbian.com


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