Marijuana new Ordinance

Thurston County, WA Long Range Planning – Resource Stewardship Department
Regulating Marijuana: Producer, Processors, and Retailers

All rural residents in Thurston County should be aware of the deadline this coming Monday for public comment regarding County Regulations soon to be implemented that will allow Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 marijuana operations to invade our rural residential areas. A Tier 3 occupies 30,000 square feet of plant canopy that is estimated to consume 3,900 gallons of water per day. Growers have already applied for, and are being granted, multiple applications on a single ten-acre property.

The Public Hearing conducted September 20th, has been held open to receive written comments until 5:00 p.m., October 3rd, 2016.
Comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Resource Stewardship Department, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, Washington, 98502.

They may also be submitted by email to Kraig Chalem at:     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please submit your opinion regarding the potential of marijuana production and processing facilities degrading this beautiful County and impacting residential and rural neighborhood character with 8 foot high chain-link fencing; security cameras; large parking areas; habitat destruction; increased crime potential; safety concerns for families, wildlife and ecosystems; increased traffic; noise, air, and light pollution; odor; decreased property values; loss of privacy; depleted aquifers; fertilizer and pesticide contamination of water and soil.

Send an email or letter

By: OCTOBER 3rd 2016

To:     Kraig Chalem at:     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marijuana production and processing facilities are best suited to Industrial Zones and NOT rural residential neighborhoods.

Please read the new Ordinance proposal for Thurston County unincorporated residential areas by clicking the PDF link below.

  1. Thurston County New Marijuana Ordinance - Click here for the PDF
  2. This is where Rural Thurston County may be headed if residents don't protest: Colorado combats a new breed of drug traffickers | The Seattle Times


0 #1 Florence Vincent 2016-10-01 14:34
I might be wrong, but on reading the PDF, it doesn't look like chain link fencing, or anything that doesn't give the feel of natural surroundings will be allowed.

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