We are

We are a group of concerned citizens pushing for sensible legislation for marijuana production and processing in San Juan County. Our mission is to prevail on our county council to begin the work of creating land use codes and regulations for marijuana as it’s own land use code. We believe that San Juan County must create regulations that protect county residents yet do not effect our agricultural community and right-to-farm activities.

Saynolopez.com was originally formed in December of 2018 by a group of concerned Lopez Island citizens opposed to a license application by Saturn Group / Ceres LLC / Laurent Bentitou for a Tier 3 Marijuana Production and Processing facility at 1995 Ferry Road on Lopez Island. We won that battle when Mr. Bentitou withdrew his application from the WSLCB in mid-February 2019. We then focused our efforts on two new applications by Laurent Bentitou at his vacation property at 1395 Lopez Sound Road. One was for a Tier 2 Marijuana Production and Processing facility in the name of Lopez Island Cannabis Company (application #413450) and the other was a Tier 3 facility in the name of Ceres/Saturn (application #428265).  Both those applications were eventually withdrawn/discontinued. The outcome of our efforts is that San Juan County has now instituted a 6-month moratorium on marijuana production and processing effective April 2, 2019. During this time the council will be working on rules and regulations around marijuana production and processing in San Juan County.

TO BE CLEAR: we are not opposed to the legalization of cannabis and it’s recreational or medicinal uses for responsible adults. However, we are opposed to big industry taking advantage of the absence of regulations in San Juan County. We are committed to working proactively with San Juan County Council to add sensible legislation for marijuana production and processing.

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We are:

Anthony & Crystal Rovente, The Edenwild Boutique Inn
Thaddeus Cline
Juliene & Christian Gschwend
Moira McDonough & Danny Stratton, Fork in the Road Farm Stand & Kitchen
Alex Maas & Carol Deckelbaum
James Smith & Connie Harris, Lopez Island Kiwi Farm

The list below are citizens who have joined us in this opposition.


LuAnne Abercrombie
Stewart Abercrombie
Kristin Affolter
Paul Affolter
Janet Alderton
Beth Andrewes
Danielle Arnott
Debbi Arnott 
Stan Arnott
Travis Arnott
Trisha Arnott
Cindy Atkinson
Steve Atkinson 
Glenn Aufderhar
Greg Avedesian
Mary Beth Avedesian
Diana Bailey
Larry Bailey
Lou Bailey
Mary Ann Bailey
Carolyn Baldwin 
Chris Bangsund 
D. Barnes 
Emily Berg 
Kay Berg
Larry Berg
Martin Berg
Paul Berg
Ronda Berg
Inez Black 
Bill Blair 
Gayle Blair 
Laurie Boroughs 
Tom Bowden
Robert Boyce
Thomas Boyce
Danuta Braun 
Brooks Brooks
Tyler Brower
Holly Bryant
Joanne Bryant
Trevor Bryant 
Dixie Budke
Ken Budke
Deborah Bundy
Kenneth Burr, Cedars by the Sea
Shelley Burr
Don Burt Jr, Saddleback Sheep Ranch
Nancy Butte
Nancy Caleshu
Mary Ann Cameron
Cliff Cameron
Kelli Carrier
Heather Carrion
Christi Carter 
Morgan Chasson 
Carey Chenoweth 
Mary Church 
Don Church
Bill Clemens
Ivaly Cline
Joan Cline
Mimi Cline 
Thaddeus Cline
Thomas Cline
Angie Clothier
Charles Cobbs
Hardie Cobbs
Dr. Tracy Collins Ph.D.
Michael Colyar
Joan Congdon 
Mary Connors
Natalie Cook 
Maria Crawford 
Jeff Crinklaw
Ken Crinklaw
Matt Crinklaw 
Patty Crinklaw 
Wayne Crinklaw 
Jessica Roundy Dahl, Field & Grove Landscape Design Studio
Laura Danforth
Terry Danielsen
Carol Deckelbaum
Roberta DeVore 
Terri Drahn
Joseph Dye
Marjorie Dye 
Lorraine Edmond
Stephanie Ellis-Smith 
Larry Eppenbach
Susan Estep
Gordon Eustis 
Joan Eustis 
Bill Evans
Richard Fagen
Margo Fagerholm
Rodger Fagerholm
Leslie Faris 
Chad Ferrians, Chad on Lopez LLC 
James Ferris
Annette Ferrouge-Gaddis
Cynthia Fessler 
Stephen Fessler 
Patricia Fitzgeald
Jennifer Flynn
Brigitte Fortin
Rochelle Fowler, Ron Fowler Excavation
Kurt Fuller
Mel Gaddis
James Gale
Karen Gandini 
Pete Gandini
Lynda Gerpheide
Barbara Ghinazzi
Dan Ghinazzi
James Ghinazzi
Chris Gill
Linda Gleeson
Timothy Gleeson 
Martha Gooding
Jimmy Gouge 
Chom Greacen
Autumn Gruenwald 
Rande Gruenwald
Christian Gschwend
Juliene Gschwend
Cesar Carrion Guidotti 
Tom Hale, Backroads 
Anne Hall
Bob Hall 
David Hall
Renee Hanks, BooBahBlue
Kate Hanna
Connie Harris
Lorrie Harrison
Robert Harrison
Nancy Harriss-Bauer
Donna Hasbrouck, Authentic Stone & Brickwork
Karen Hattman
Frances Hayes 
Perry Heffelfinger
Mitch Herrera
Susan Herrera
Janet Hidalgo 
Judy Hill 
Steve Hill, Windswept Fine Art Gallery
Henryk Hiller
Melora Hiller
Michael Hobi Sr, Hobi Plumbing LLC
Linda Hoedemaker
Michelle Hoffman
Rick Hoffman
Steve Horn, Steve Horn Photography
Patrick Howe
Lise Hudson
Robert Hudson 
Jacquelyn Hurst 
Gayle Isbell 
Michael Jennings
Douglas Johnson
Nancy Johnson
Wilfred Johnson, MD
Madeline Jordan
Dick Katzenberger
Tina Katzenberger
Masako Kikuchi
Kenneth Klimpel
Pat Kuentzel
Lane Langford
Mac Langford
Tytti Langford
Donald G. Langrock, PE
Linda Leamer, Llilcritters Doggie Camp
Bill Ledrew
Asha Lela
Cheryl Neilsen Licata
John Licata
Teri Linneman
Christina Lockwood
Stephen Ludwig
Nancy Luebke 
Dana Lund
Cindi Lund
Gale Lynch
Joyce Lyster
Chris Maas 
Monique Maas
Alex Maas
Ava Maas 
Maggie Mackinlay 
Robert Mackinlay, Robert Mackinlay Photography
Trish Maharam
Liz Malinoff 
Jerry Manion
Timothy Manion
Jerome Marshak
Matthew Marriett
Jane Mauseth
Bob McCabe
Pamela McCabe
Della McCullough
Teddy McCullough
Moira McDonough
Denny McDougall 
Carolyn McGown
Catherine Mecray
Cathie Mehler, Lopez Farm Cottages
Deborah Meng 
Denny Meng 
Marcia A. Meyer-Stoner 
Mary Miller 
Steven Miller, Lopez Island Millworks
Janis Miltenberger 
Barbara Mino
Oswaldo Mino
Michael Moore
Doane Motsinger 
Wen Murphy 
Robert Murray 
Priscilla Murray
Kevin Naylor, Bud Cottage, Vacation Rental
Laurie Naylor
Fred Neilson
John Neilsen
Pat Neilsen 
Kim Nichols, Gold Bug Designs
Linda Noreen
Mike North
Kim Norton
Tim O’Neill
Barbara Orcutt 
Trevor Oster
Juliana Ozur
Mark Ozur
Tammy Pal
Ann Palmer 
Drew Pater
Jon Paynter 
Jack Pedigo 
Mark Perozzo 
Rhonda Perozzo 
Becca Peter
Toby Sebastian Philps 
Scott Pinegar
John Platter 
Mary Pope
Sam Pottenger
Kelley Price
Nancy Price 
Leslie Quenell
Lynn Randelman
Paul Randelman
Page Read 
Lorna Reese
Marney Reynolds 
Alex Rodriguez 
Jane Rogers
John Rogers
Pat Rogers 
Elizabeth Romney
Karen Rousseau 
Anthony Rovente
Crystal Rovente
Rose Rovente
Tom Ruggles
Micki Ryan 
Renee Sanchez 
Ed Sanford 
Jennifer Sanford 
Dave Sather
Susan L. Savage
Elizabeth Schaltenbrand
Kate Scott
Elizabeth Scranton, Custom Wood Finishes 
Henning Sehmsdorf, S&S Homestead Farm
Laura Sela
Diana Sheridan
Ed Sheridan
Betina Simmons
Elizabeth Simpson
Beverly Smith
Dean Smith
Douglas Smith
James Smith
Reid Smith
Shirwin Smith 
Sylvia Smith
Stina Soderlind 
Wendy Stephenson
Alastair Stone
Allan W. Stoner
Rick Strachan
Danny Stratton
Jan Sundquist
Dan Svilar
Laurie Svilar 
Molly Swan-Sheeran 
Sharon Tauber 
Duane Taylor 
Lexi Taylor
Liz Taylor
Lori Taylor
Scott Taylor 
Debbie Tetu
Richard Tetu 
Colleen Thomas
Jim Thomas
Kathryn Thomas
Mariette Trelease 
Murray Trelease
Anne Trench
John Trench 
James Troy 
Virginia Troy 
Greg Tuai 
Julie Van Camp 
Rip Van Camp
Pamela Van Vleet 
Steve Van Vleet
Ann Vandervelde
Gary Vaughn, Atomic Gardens 
Carole Wallace 
John Warsen, Lopez Farm Cottages 
John Waugh 
Roxanne Webb
Dawn Dawson Wexo, John Bonnett Wexo Foundation 
Paul White
Anne Williams
John Williams
Marcia Williams
Anne Willis
George Willis
Matthew Willis, Lopez Island Construction
Robert Wilson 
Kyle Wohlers 
Jackie Wolf 
Benling Wong
Steven Wrubleski
Janet Yang, Willow Studio Jewelry 
Valerie Yukluk
Mariana Zantop
Gary Zerbst
Linda Zerbst 
Caroline Zoerb 
Kevin Zoerb


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