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09/03/2013 10:57 am ET Updated Nov 03, 2013

Washington: Bar Owner Defends Allowing Customers to Smoke Marijuana On His Premises

Frank Schnarrs, owner of Frankie's Sports Bar & Grill in Olympia, Washington, is defending what he considers to be legal activity that is taking place on the second floor of his establishment, which is adults over the age of 21 consuming marijuana.

Frank claims that the individuals partaking in the recreational doings are doing so legally due to the fact that the aforementioned second floor has been designated as a private club for dues paying members only.

Members of said club pay an annual fee of $10 to gain access to the selected smoking spot which isn't accessible to the public, but the state's Liquor Control Board claims that since Frankie's is a licensed business it is indeed considered a public establishment and he is operating outside of the law.

The private pot club currently generates approximately 60 percent of Frankie's income which he says has actually saved him from having to close his doors.

The Liquor Control Board declares they are well aware of the actions that are taking place at Frankie's, but haven't stated what steps they will take to rectify the situation.