If you want to sell marijuana in the City of Vancouver, you'll have to wait until June 30 before applying for a city permit.

Washington State is now accepting business license applications for pot growers, processors and retailers.

But the City of Vancouver says it won't issue permits for pot stores until next summer. That's so planning commissioners have time to figure out zoning restrictions.

After a public hearing on Monday, just one council member voted against that timeline.

Councilwoman Jeanne Harris says a June 30th date is arbitrary and hurts small business. She says finding a space to lease for a new store is challenging enough already.

"But when we only have a few spaces where it's going to be legal to do so based on the guidelines that the initiative gives us, I think we ought to be as helpful as possible, instead of being typically government and getting in the way," Harris said.

Washington state guidelines already say marijuana businesses must be at least 1,000 feet from sensitive locations like schools and playgrounds and transit centers.

This story originally appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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