Vancouver approves medical marijuana gardens as questions linger about pot possession

Nevertheless, following state law, the Vancouver City Council voted 6 to 1 Monday night to allow marijuana to be grown for medical purposes in the city, but only in industrial areas. Councilman Bill Turlay voted no, saying he wouldn't vote for a measure that violates federal law. Also contrary to federal law, Initiative 502 goes into effect Thursday, allowing anyone older than 21 to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana for recreational use.