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Pot protesters gather enough signatures for initative

SPOKANE, Wash. - A group of protesters wanting to keep pot shops at least a thousand feet away from churches, gathered enough signatures to put an initiative on the ballot.

Currently, Washington law requires that marijuana stores be at least a thousand feet away from schools, playgrounds, day cares, parks, libraries, and recreation centers.

However, there is no stipulation when it comes to churches.

Protesters, like Fred Kidney, think children should not be exposed to these shops and their advertising.

The group said that it supports the marijuana industry and the money that is has brought in, but they don't want it near their schools and churches.

The signatures now must be verified before the initiative hits the ballot.


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