Marijuana Licensing Ordinance

The Planning Department presented a draft licensing ordinance for marijuana licenses to the Committee of the Whole on September 24, 2019. The City Commission adopted the ordinance on October 8, 2019, which will go into effect on October 19, 2019.


Purpose

The licensing ordinance:

  1. Act as a de facto opt-in for recreational marijuana uses
  2. Require a local license for all marijuana license types
  3. Track licensee commitments (such as in the MIVEDA, or as the Planning Commission's conditions of approval)
  4. Provide for additional enforcement capabilities
  5. Require basic energy reporting & Universal Design
  6. Require energy efficiency for marijuana growers
  7. Allow zoning approvals for medical marijuana uses received prior to April 2020 to act as a temporary operating license

Important: The proposed ordinance simply addresses all marijuana license types, and would allow staff to begin accepting recreational marijuana applications approximately six (6) months from the ordinance's effective date, which would be in April 2020. This will give staff adequate time to understand community needs and develop reasonable regulations for any or all recreational license types. 

Contact Senior Planner Landon Bartley in the Planning Department with questions.

Landon Bartley, AICP
Senior Planner
lbartley@grcity.us
616-456-4499

October 8, 2019

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September 24, 2019

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