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The City is in the process of creating a regulatory framework related to the possession and cultivation of medical cannabis. Information and updates on these efforts are posted on the above link.
Ordinance 2509 - On July 11, 2017, the City Council adopted Ordinance 2509 establishing permitting and regulatory requirements related to the operation of commercial cannabis businesses.
Resolution No. 17-093 - On June 20, 2017, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 17-093 setting business license tax rates for cannabis businesses.
Ordinance 2503 - On June 6, 2017, the City Council adopted Ordinance 2503 establishing zoning regulations related to the manufacturing, testing, research, and distribution businesses for commercial cannabis.
Ordinance 2497 - On April 18, 2017, the City Council adopted Ordinance 2497 pertaining to the personal cultivation of cannabis and related definitions.
March 8, 2017 Planning Commission Meeting Notice