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Marijuana sales backer stalled at Langley CIty Council meeting

Lucas Jushinski wanted to talk about marijuana Monday night, but Mayor Larry Kwarsick delayed the discussion until the next Langley City Council meeting April 16.

“I’d like a conversation about medical cannabis,” Jushinski said during the public comment portion of the meeting. He had proposed a medical marijuana business for Langley, but during a non-voting council workshop last month, Kwarsick informally scotched the idea. His main concern was the conflict between lenient state marijuana laws and strict federal laws. The council at the time seemed to support the mayor’s position.

Jushinski, a Freeland resident, obviously wasn’t pleased with the way the issue was moving, but Kwarsick told him to come back next meeting.

“We don’t have a full council tonight so we can’t discuss it,” he said. “It’s on our next agenda.”

Council members Rene Neff and Jim Sandberg were absent from Monday’s meeting.

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