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Kent City Council votes to ban medical marijuana gardens

A city worker sweeps as a samba school member puts the final touches on a Carnival float ahead of a parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Competitors work for months to ready for Brazil's world famous Carnival parades of samba dancing, costumes and magnificent floats. (AP Photo/Mauro Pimentel)

The Kent City Council voted Tuesday night to ban medical marijuana businesses and collective gardens.

The Cannabis Action Coalition served papers on the city council as the 4-3 vote banning collective gardens came down.

“You are violating state law. I said if you did that I promised to sue you, and tonight I’m going to do exactly that,” said Steve Sarich with the Cannabis Action Coalition.

Many of the 150 people at the meeting pleaded with the council to allow the drug.

The council said the state law is too vague, and if Kent was to allow the gardens the city would be in violation of federal law.

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