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Reefer Madness: Electricity + The Legalized Marijuana Industry

August 27, 2014

At a recent board meeting of the Cowlitz County Public Utility District in Longview, Washington, the hot topic was not a pending rate increase or other typical utility business.  Instead the Commissioners wrestled with the issue of whether or not Cowlitz PUD should provide electric service to marijuana-growing operations.

Initiative 502, passed by Washington voters in November 2012, made it legal under state law for Washington residents to grow, sell and possess small quantities of marijuana....Read More


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