Zoning planning begins for legal marijuana

July 30, 2013

Where should producing, processing and retail sales of marijuana take place in the city?

That’s the question the Policy Planning Commission began to answer during its July 25 public hearing. There, the zoning rules for future marijuana businesses were first unveiled.

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With the passage of voter Initiative 502 last fall, recreational usage of marijuana was legalized. The initiative called for the state Liquor Control Board to regulate the new market and set rules for permits. According to the agenda bill discussed at the public hearing, local governments still have control over establishing business practices.

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