Clarkston City Council continue marijuana moratorium in Asotin County

CLARKSTON, WA - The processing, production and retail sales of marijuana may be legal in the state of Washington, but Clarkston City Council members have put a continued halt on the three marijuana-related activities.

The city's Planning and Zoning Commission proposed the ordinance at Monday night's meeting which stirred up some controversy.

"Marijuana is an intoxicant," said Council member Terry Beadles. "It intoxicates people. I personally believe that it'll cause more problems. The problems it causes outweigh the benefits of what little tax money we'll get, which we do know is minuscule."

They've extended a moratorium that was initially established in December of 2013. This represents one of many continuing battles going on in cities and counties across the state over how to implement the bill that legalized marijuana.

We'll keep you updated as this process unfolds.