Cannabis Task Force Approved by King County Council

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Your Update on What's Happening at the King County Council  

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I am happy to share that this week, the King County Council approved legislation I co-sponsored with Councilmember Kohl-Welles to create a Cannabis Safety Taskforce.

A dedicated Cannabis Safety Taskforce will be able to focus on keeping our local communities safe from the spate of armed robberies targeting cannabis stores across the region—including two recent attempted robberies within District 9 in Covington and Factoria.

This taskforce will bring together the King County Sheriff’s Office, the King County Prosecutor’s Office, members of the cannabis industry, and local community members to identify resources necessary to aid law enforcement in the prevention of criminal activity targeting marijuana retailers; deepen interjurisdictional cooperation and data sharing; and coordinate emphasis patrols by law enforcement. 

In addition to strengthening King County’s public safety response to these armed robberies, this legislation sends a strong message that the County plans to hold those committing these crimes responsible for their actions. I am proud of this bipartisan effort and am grateful to my colleagues for their support.

I’ve included a few more updates for you from the past week below—I hope you will take a look!

All my best,

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Reagan Dunn
King County Councilmember
District 9

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