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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA AMENDING TITLE 17 OF THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE TO ADD A DEFINITION FOR "MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY" AND PROHIBITING SUCH USE WHEREAS in 1996 the State of California passed the "Compassionate Use of Marijuana Law" which allows for the use of marijuana for medical purposes ; and WHEREAS the Federal Government through its Controlled Substances Act, prohibits the use and distribution of marijuana; and WHEREAS the United States Supreme Court in Gonzales v Raich confirmed that the Controlled Substances Act does not contain a "compassionate use" exemption and therefore it is a violation of Federal Law to possess or distribute marijuana even if for medical purposes ; and WHEREAS the Zoning Administrator for the City of Pasadena has rendered an interpretation of the Zoning Code that a medical marijuana dispensary would be a prohibited use in the City of Pasadena ; and WHEREAS the Zoning Code should be amended to reflect that a medical marijuana dispensary is a prohibited use in the City of Pasadena . NOW THEREFORE the people of the City of Pasadena ordain as follows: SECTION 1 . Section 17 .80 .020M entitled. "Definitions, M." is amended by adding the following:
"Medical Marijuana Dispensary (land use). A facility or location which provides, makes available or distributes medical marijuana to a primary caregiver, a qualified patient, or a person with an identification card issued in accordance with California Health and Safety Code Sections 11362 .5, et seq. This use is prohibited in the City of Pasadena."

SECTION 2. The City Clerk shall certify the adoption of this ordinance and shall cause this ordinance to be published in full text .

SECTION 3. This ordinance shall take effect 30 days from its publication. Signed and approved this 12 t h day of September , 2005 .

Bill Bogaard Mayor of the City of Pasadena I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance ; was adopted by the City Council of the City of Pasadena at its meeting held L 2 th day of Ej ,n r emhP r 2005, by the following vote: AYES : NOES :
ABSENT

Councilmembers Gordo, Holden, Little, Streator, Tyler, Mayor Bogaard None
Councilmember Haderlein, Vice Mayor Madison

ABSTAIN : None

Date Published: September 15, 2005 Pasadena Journal

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CITY COUNCIL CITY ATTORNEY

DATE : AUGUST 22, 2005

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA AMENDING TITLE 17 OF THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE TO ADD A DEFINITION FOR "MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY" AND PROHIBITING SUCH USE

TITLE OF THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE : AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA AMENDING THE TITLE 17 OF THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE TO ADD A DEFINITION FOR "MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY" AND PROHIBITING SUCH USE PURPOSE OF ORDINANCE: This proposed ordinance will add a definition for "medical marijuana dispensary" to Title 17 (zoning code) and prohibit such use . Since the term "medical marijuana dispensary" was previously undefined, the effect of adding such a definition and prohibiting such use would make it clear that a medical marijuana dispensary is a prohibited use in the City of Pasadena . On July 18, 2005, the City Council directed preparation of this ordinance. REASON WHY LEGISLATON IS NEEDED : The Zoning Code of the City of Pasadena (Title 17) was established by ordinance and can only be amended by an ordinance of the City Council. FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : There are no fiscal implications

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CITY COUNCIL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT:

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August 22, 2005

The Environmental Administrator has determined that this amendment to the zoning code does not have a significant effect on the environment and is therefore exempt under CEQA pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines . R,pspectfully submitted, 161 6 k' MICHELE BEAL BAGNERIS City Attorney Prepared y: Concurrence:

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Introduced by Councilmember Little

ORDINANCE NO . 7018
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA AMENDING TITLE 17 OF THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE TO ADD A DEFINITION FOR "MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY" AND PROHIBITING SUCH USE WHEREAS in 1996 the State of California passed the "Compassionate Use of Marijuana Law" which allows for the use of marijuana for medical purposes ; and WHEREAS the Federal Government through its Controlled Substances Act,

prohibits the use and distribution of marijuana ; and

WHEREAS the United States Supreme Court in Gonzales vRaich confirmed that the Controlled Substances Act does not contain a "compassionate use" exemption and therefore it is a violation of Federal Law to possess or distribute marijuana even if for medical purposes; and WHEREAS the Zoning Administrator for the City of Pasadena has rendered an interpretation of the Zoning Code that a medical marijuana dispensary would be a prohibited use in the City of Pasadena ; and WHEREAS the Zoning Code should be amended to reflect that a medical marijuana dispensary is a prohibited use in the City of Pasadena .

NOW THEREFORE the people of the City of Pasadena ordain as follows : SECTION 1 . Section 17 .80 .020M entitled, "Definitions, M ." is amended by adding the following :
"Medical Marijuana Dispensary (land use) . A facility or location which provides, makes available or distributes medical marijuana to a primarycaregiver, a quali9ed patient, or a'person with an identification card issued in accordance with California Health and Safety Code Sections 11362.5, et seq. This use is prohibited in the City of Pasadena ." SECTION 2. The CityClerk shall certify the adoption ofthis ordinance and shall cause this ordinance to be published in full text .

SECTION 3. This ordinance shall take effect 30 days from its publication . Signed and approved this 12th day of September, 2005 . Bill Bogaard Mayor of the City of Pasadena

I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was adopted by the City Council of the City of Pasadena at its meeting held this 12th day of September, 2005, by the following vote: AYES : NOES : ABSENT : ABSTAIN : Councilmembers Gordo, Holden, Little, Streator, Tyler, Mayor Bogaard None Councilmember Haderlein, Vice Mayor Madison None
Jane L. Rodriguez, CMC City Clerk Date Published: September 15, 2005 Pasadena Journal