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Tag: Iniative 502


Tacoma: Where would recreational pot operations be allowed?

Nearly all of Tacoma’s Tide Flats,  swaths in Northeast Tacoma and along the Narrows in the West End, and pockets here and there throughout the city.

These are the places where, on first blush, recreational pot operations might be allowed in Tacoma. But, under language restricting where such operations are allowed under state law, Tacoma largely resembles a limited pot shop kind of town.

Or that’s what an early draft of an I-502 city planning map seems to suggest.

With the news today from Olympia about the state Liquor Control Board’s draft rules for recreational

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Travel guru Rick Steves coming to Tacoma Wednesday to talk pot legalization

Travel guru Rick Steves will speak in Tacoma Wednesday night in support of Initiative 502, the ballot measure that asks Washington voters to legalize marijuana.

The event — set for 7 p.m. at the Pantages Theater — is part of a 10-city tour Steves is on to promote the initiative.

Expected to join him in Tacoma are fellow I-502 sponsor and former Washington State Bar Association president Salvador Mungia and the Rev. Dr. Gregory Christopher,  pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church and President of the Tacoma Branch of the NAACP.

A similar event staged in Olympia last week drew about 20

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