Union Gap closer to decision on allowing pot sales

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UNION GAP, Wash. -- Union Gap's moving closer to a decision on whether to allow legal pot businesses.

The planning commission recommended zoning changes that would let the businesses operate.

The commission suggests adding to the state law by keeping these businesses at least a thousand feet away from homes. That restriction is already in place for things like schools and parks.

Union Gap's city council still needs to hear from the public before making a final decision.

"Many, many people are engaged on this issue," said Union Gap City Manager Rod Otterness. "Some people feel very strongly that there should be an outright prohibition; some people believe that there should be allowed retailing."

A decision from City Council could come in two weeks.