Citizens can offer input on city’s marijuana proposal

September 13, 2011

By Staff

Citizens can offer input on the citywide moratorium on medical marijuana collective gardens as meetings on a proposed marijuana ordinance continue.

Under direction from the City Council, the municipal Planning Department is developing a measure to determine what — or indeed if — business, safety and zoning restrictions should apply to such gardens.

The city is offering opportunities for citizen input on a proposed ordinance in September and October.

Citizens can comment at Planning Policy Commission meeting Sept. 22. The commission meets at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall South, 135 E. Sunset Way.

The measure is expected to return to the council for discussion Oct. 3. Citizens can also address the council about the proposal. Members meet at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers as well.

Issaquah is in the midst of a six-month moratorium on the collective gardens. The council enacted the ban in June and, per standard procedure, held a public hearing on the issue July 18.

The council agreed to uphold the ban, but after hearing from medical marijuana users and advocates, directed planners to formulate a solution as soon as possible.

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