The City of Tacoma passed an emergency moratorium on medical marijuana gardens Tuesday night.
Rob McNair-Huff with the City of Tacoma said the moratorium will last through six months. During that time, the council will examine zoning issues and further regulation of the legal gardens in Tacoma.
Medical marijuana gardens were ushered in as Washington state law earlier this month. The law allows one garden up to 45 marijuana plants for 10 licensed patients.
The City of Kirkland enacted a similar temporary halt to gardens weeks ago, as well as Kent and Federal Way. However, just Monday night, the City of Mukilteo voted to move forward with medical marijuana gardens, allowing them within a specific zone of the city.
Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland attended the city council meeting to specially request the temporary halt to gardens.
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