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Grass Valley Collective Ban

Grass Valley Collective Ban

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Ban on medical cannabis collectives and storefront dispensaries by the Grass Valley City Council, with first reading Jan 11, 2011. Includes staff report and text of comprehensive dispensary ordinance, which was rejected.
Ban on medical cannabis collectives and storefront dispensaries by the Grass Valley City Council, with first reading Jan 11, 2011. Includes staff report and text of comprehensive dispensary ordinance, which was rejected.

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City of Grass Valley
City Council and Redevelopment Agency
Agenda Action Sheet
Council Meeting Date:
anuary 11, 2011
ate Prepared:
January
5,
2011
Prepared by:
ohn Foster, Police Chief
Joe C. Heckel, Community Development Director
Title:
onsideration of Options for Regulating Medical MarijuanaCollectives and Cooperatives in the City
Agenda:
ublic Hearing
Recommended Motion:
n accordance with the recommendation of the City Planning
Commission, introduce and conduct the first reading of an ordinance adding Chapter
17.20.035
to City Municipal Code prohibiting the establishment and operation of Medical Marijuana
Cooperatives in the City
Background:
he City’s Municipal Code and the Zoning Ordinance do notaddress medical marijuana dispensaries. Pursuant to the Council’s direction, City staff
commenced a study of the current Municipal Code and Development Code provisions. Staffconsidered how to best regulate facilities dispensing medical marijuana, whether the current
Code provisions are adequate to meet the need of the City and evaluated possible amendments to
the City’s Development Code related to such uses.
On November 26, 2010, the City Council requested the Planning Commission to provide itsrecommendation on whether to regulate or prohibit marijuana dispensaries. On December 21,
2010, the Planning Commission conducted a duly noticed public hearing, and consideredwhether to prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries or whether to allow medical marijuana
dispensaries in the Light Industrial (M-1) and Heavy Commercial (C-3) zoning districts. By a
vote of 4-0, the Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve an ordinanceadding Section 17.20.035 to the Grass Valley Municipal Code prohibiting the establishment and
operation of medical marijuana dispensaries in the City.
The City’s moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries will expire on February 23, 2011.
City staff is seeking guidance from the City Council as to whether to enact a ban or allow with
regulations, medical marijuana dispensaries in City Limits. With the input of the Planning
Commission, staff requests the Council to proceed with the adoption of an acceptable regulatoryapproach. A staff report providing further detail on this topic is attached.
Funds Available: N/A
Route to be Reviewed by:
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Action:
Approved
pproved with Modifications
Denied
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CITY OF GRASS VALLEY
Memorandum forCITY COUNCIL MEETING OF 01/11/11Prepared on 12/29/10
TO:
rass Valley City Councilvia Dan Holler, City Administrator
FROM:
ohn Foster, Chief of Police
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Joe C. Heckel, Community Development Director
SUBJECT:
Adoption of Ordinance Setting Forth Regulations on Medical MarijuanaCollectives and Cooperatives in the City
RECOMMENDATION:
City Council should hear Staff’s presentation, open the public hearing and consider
testimony on the matter, and, based on the recommendation of the Planning Commissionand City Staff, introduce, read by title only, and waive first full reading of an ordinanceadding Section 17.20.035 to the Zoning Code prohibiting medical marijuana collectives
and cooperatives within the City.
Should the Council choose to allow medical marijuana collectives and cooperatives
within certain zones in the City, Staff recommends that the Council introduce, read bytitle only and waive first full reading of an ordinance adding Section 17.44.230 setting
forth zoning regulations for medical marijuana collectives and cooperatives, and anordinance adding Chapter
5.14
requiring medical marijuana permits for medical
marijuana collectives and cooperatives.
DISCUSSION:
his report will cover the topics listed below;A.BackgroundB.Current City RegulationsC.
California State Law; The Compassionate Use Act and Medical Marijuana
Program
D.
Conflict between Federal Law and State Law
B.
urvey of Other Local Jurisdictions
F.
egative Secondary Impacts of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
G.
nalysis of Options before Council1.Prohibition on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
2.
Regulation of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
H.
ecommendation
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A.BACKGROUND
On April 28, 2009, the City Council of the City of Grass Valley adopted Ordinance No.
700 as an urgency ordinance imposing a forty-five
(45)
day moratorium on theestablishment and operation of medical marijuana collectives, cooperatives and
dispensaries (hereinafter collectively referred to as "dispensaries"). The urgency
ordinance temporarily prohibited the establishment of medical marijuana dispensariesuntil a detailed study of the possible adverse effects of such establishments, and proper
zoning for medical marijuana dispensaries could be determined.
On June 12, 2009, the City Council extended the moratorium for a period of up to ten
(10) months and fifteen
(15)
days, unless otherwise extended as permitted by law. At the
same time, the Council directed City staff to return with an ordinance regulating the
establishment and operation of medical marijuana dispensaries. On February 23, 2010,
the City Council further extended the moratorium for one year, as allowed by law, in
order to provide City staff time to continue studying the proper zoning for establishments,
complete a review and analysis of potential medical marijuana regulations in light of
recent and pending court decisions, and await the outcome of Proposition 19 on the
November 2010, which would have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. The
City’s moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries will expire on February 23, 2011.
On November 26, 2010, the City Council requested the Planning Commission to provide
its recommendation on whether to regulate or prohibit marijuana dispensaries.
On December 21, 2010, the Planning Commission conducted a duly noticed public
hearing, and considered whether to prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries or whether to
allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the Light Industrial (M-1) and HeavyCommercial (C-3) zoning districts. By a vote of 4-0, the Planning Commission
recommended that the City Council approve an ordinance adding Section 17.20.035 to
the Grass Valley Municipal Code prohibiting the establishment and operation of medical
marijuana dispensaries in the City.
B.
CURRENT CITY REGULATIONS
The City’s Municipal Code and the Zoning Ordinance do not address medical marijuana
dispensaries. The City’s Zoning Code specifies that all uses listed as allowed are
expressly prohibited within the City; however, for purpose of clarity, Staff recommends
the City adopt an ordinance specifically addressing this use.
Pursuant to the Council’s direction, City staff commenced a study of the current
Municipal Code and Development Code provisions. Staff considered how to best
regulate facilities dispensing medical marijuana, whether the current Code provisions are
adequate to meet the need of the City and evaluated possible amendments to the City’s
Development Code related to such uses.
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