The opinion concludes that I-502’s drafters could have structured the initiative to explicitly require local governments allow marijuana businesses, but did not, and that the state legislature is free add this requirement to state law if it chooses. In fact, a bill has already been filed in the state House to this effect. HB 2322 would prohibit local governments from “preventing or impeding the creation or operation of commercial marijuana businesses licensed by the liquor control board.”

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