Long Beach, CA
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File #: 15-1270    Version: Name: CA - Medical Marijuana
Type: Ordinance Status: Withdrawn
File created: 11/30/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/9/2016 Final action: 2/9/2016
Title: WITHDRAWN Recommendation to declare ordinance amending the Long Beach Municipal Code by adding Chapter 21.66; and by repealing Chapter 5.89, all relating to Medical Marijuana; declaring the urgency thereof and declaring that this ordinance shall take effect immediately, read and adopted as read. (Citywide)
Sponsors: City Attorney
Code sections: 5.89 - Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, 5.89.010 - Purpose and intent., 5.89.020 - Definitions., 5.89.030 - Medical marijuana dispensary prohibited., 5.89.040 - Establishment, maintenance, or operation of medical marijuana dispensaries declared a public nuisance., 5.89.050 - Existing medical marijuana dispensary operations., 5.89.055 - Temporary exemption., 5.89.060 - Penalties for violation., 5.89.070 - Severability.
Attachments: 1. 120815-H-2sr&att.pdf, 2. 120815-H-2_Map_Eligible Areas.pdf, 3. 120815-H-2 Maps.pdf, 4. 120815-H-2_Map_Buffers.pdf, 5. 120815-H-2 Blue Slip.pdf, 6. 121515-ORD-21att.pdf, 7. 020216-H-1sr&att.pdf, 8. 020216-H-1 Blue Slip.pdf, 9. 020916-ORD-19att.pdf
Related files: 15-0274, 12-0575, 11-1156, 11-0617, 05-2695, 09-0796, 09-1203, 10-1349, 15-0118, 15-0729, 15-0984
TITLE
WITHDRAWN
Recommendation to declare ordinance amending the Long Beach Municipal Code by adding Chapter 21.66; and by repealing Chapter 5.89, all relating to Medical Marijuana; declaring the urgency thereof and declaring that this ordinance shall take effect immediately, read and adopted as read. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
On December 8, 2015, the City Council requested the City Attorney to prepare a revised draft of a proposed Medical Marijuana regulatory ordinance. As requested, the attached draft Ordinance would permit:

(1) Up to four (4) medical marijuana businesses in the City providing delivery service only, with no on-site sales;

(2) To be located in all zones, except those zoned exclusively for residential use; and

(3) Located no more than one (1) per Council District;

The draft Ordinance also requires City staff to report back to the City Council six (6) months after the first of the four (4) potential "delivery only" medical marijuana businesses becomes operational. At that time, City staff will report on tax revenues collected during the six (6) month operational period, the fiscal impact to the City in terms of enforcement costs, and any public safety issues that have arisen during the initial operational period. After consideration of the staff report, the draft Ordinance requires Council to consider allowing the approved medical marijuana "delivery only" businesses to apply to convert their operations to "storefront" or cultivation facilities, in addition to the medical marijuana delivery services. Six (6) months after the first storefront or cultivation facility becomes operational, City staff will again report to Council regarding the 8fqrementioned issues and fiscal impacts. Council will then consider adding up to three (3) more medical marijuana businesses in the City for a total of seven (7) (no more than one per Council district).

The Draft Ordinance remains consistent with the newly enacted State legislation known as the Medical...

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