Richard Hanners: Whitefish pot clarification |

Richard Hanners: Whitefish pot clarification

Richard Hanners, Editor, Whitefish Pilot
Whitefish, Mont.

Pudim used to make cartoons for our newspaper and the Hungry Horse News, in Columbia Falls, Montana. That career went back to the 1980s.

In his article or op-ed piece, Pudim says, “Meanwhile, Whitefish, an upscale Montana town, is being sued because it refuses to allow a pot store.”

Just to clarify, no lawsuit has been filed against Whitefish with regard to medical marijuana. There was a threat of a lawsuit.

And the city does not refuse to allow medical marijuana stores. The city put in place an urgency ordinance to not allow medical marijuana dispensaries for six months while it figures out zoning. It did not put a moratorium on caregivers, who can continue business up to five patients apiece.

The planning board will look at a draft zoning ordinance for medical marijuana sales Feb. 18. The zoning will likely be in place by April.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User