VANCOUVER – Vancouver is one step closer to getting into the marijuana business.
The city council decided Monday night on new rules about how and where it can be sold, but those rules did not go over well with everyone.
Washington voted in 2012 to legalize recreational marijuana for those 21 and older. Since then, the state has been slowly figuring out how to implement the rules.
Background: Wash. releases proposed marijuana rules
There can be 15 stores in Clark County, but no more than six in Vancouver.
In addition to being 1,000 feet away from schools, city councilors said Monday night that stores have to be 300 feet away from each other and close by 11 p.m.
Later this month, the state will start approving licenses for growers and processors. This summer, licenses will be handed out for stores.
While some citizens said they were glad Vancouver listened to the will of the voters, others at the meeting said they were outraged that the city is involved in the sale of marijuana.
Camas and Washougal have issued moratoriums on the sale of marijuana and Battle Ground hasn't decided.