2014-06-04 06:21:00 by Metro Networks, Inc.
(Wenatchee, WA) -- A lawsuit is being filed against the city of Wenatchee, Washington, contending the city doesn't have the right to ban marijuana businesses. The suit is being filed by the owner of SMP Retail, which is hoping to open a state-licensed pot store in Wenatchee. The city says anyone who wants to obtain a city business license must comply with federal law. Marijuana is still illegal under federal law, even though it was legalized in Washington state under Initiative 502. The lawsuit is being monitored closely, as it could impact laws in states that legalize marijuana in the future.