Recreational marijuana growers and producers are hoping new interim zoning ordinances in Spokane County don't send their business up in smoke before it's even sprouted.
Triple T Farms is located at an undisclosed location in Spokane County. The farm is hoping to house its marijuana grow operations at the site once its licensed, however the company's president said new county ordinances could mean hundreds of thousands of dollars lost and a delay in the company getting a state license.
The dream was to turn an old chicken farm into a marijuana farm, but that dream cracked for Tony Reynolds when the Spokane County commissioners passed an interim zoning ordinance earlier this month.
"We had been told that our zoning was in order with the rules, the commissioners rules, so we proceeded to spend a great deal of money," said Reynolds.
The ordinance said marijuana produces and processors had to keep their operation on at least eight acres, 100 feet from the front property line and 300 from the remaining property lines. Triple T Farms falls short at just 67 feet from the front and is also too close to the property on the south side.