Seattle mayor proposes marijuana zoning regulations

Capelli D'Angelo

Seattle Skyline view from Queen Anne Hill.
Seattle Skyline view from Queen Anne Hill. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Not everyone in Seattle is satisfied after Mayor Ed Murray decided to create marijuana zoning restrictions for the city, according to The Seattle Times.

The proposed amendment would reconsider the zoning regulations that Seattle is currently implementing. The new law would permit grow operations from being located within 1000 feet of a child care facility, park, school, library and etcetera.


Many residents have already gone through the process of obtaining permits to grow. Some of thoee business owners must relocate their gardens to satisfy the new zoning laws.

Alex Cooley, the owner of Solstice, an indoor grow operation in Seattle, will be forced to shut down his business if city council passes the measure in early 2016.

Cooley spoke before city council members last week, “Why did I work voluntarily with the city to go through the front door when all of my permits provide no value to me right now?”

For more information about the possible zoning regulations in Seattle, read the full article.