Marijuana

Indoor Marijuana Farms Legalized in Seattle

Now, that's economic growth

|

Indoor pot-growing operations as large as a football field would be allowed in some Seattle industrial areas under new zoning approved Wednesday by a City Council committee.

The proposed rules would prohibit large indoor farms in the industrial sanctuaries closest to the Port of Seattle and maritime businesses, which represent 46 percent of Seattle's industrial land.

But over the objections of the North Seattle Industrial Association, council members voted to permit growing operations of up to 50,000 square feet in the city's other workhorse zones for industry.