Long Beach, CA
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File #: 17-0882    Version: Name: CA - Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 9/25/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/3/2017 Final action: 10/10/2017
Title: Recommendation to declare ordinance amending the Long Beach Municipal Code by adding Section 5.90.300 related to the implementation of the State's Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, read and adopted as read. (Citywide)
Sponsors: City Attorney
Attachments: 1. 100317-ORD-37sr&att.pdf, 2. 101017-ORD-28att.pdf, 3. ORD-17-0026.pdf
Related files: 18-0492, 18-0493
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
10/10/20172 City Council approve recommendation and adoptPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
10/3/20171 City Council declare ordinance read the first time and laid over to the next regular meeting of the City Council for final readingPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
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Recommendation to declare ordinance amending the Long Beach Municipal Code by adding Section 5.90.300 related to the implementation of the State's Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, read and adopted as read. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
Pursuant to your request on August 22, 2017, this Ordinance amending the Long Beach Municipal Code ("LBMC") by adding Section 5.90.300 related to the implementation of the State's Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act ("MAUCRSA") has been prepared and is submitted for your consideration.

In order to remain compliant with the recently passed MAUCRSA, and per your aforementioned request, Section 5.90.300 shall be added to Chapter 5.90 ("Medical Marijuana Businesses") of the LBMC to add the following buffer zones:

1. The City shall require a 600-foot radius buffer requirement for "day care centers" for Medical Marijuana Businesses under Chapter 5.90 of the LBMC; however, all Medical Marijuana Business License applicants which have submitted applications prior to January 1, 2018, are exempt from said buffer as to those applications; and

2. The City shall apply a 0-foot radius buffer requirement for "youth centers" for Medical Marijuana Businesses under Chapter 5.90 of the LBMC due to the level of uncertainty inherent in the State-provided definition of a "youth center"
and related challenges.

This Ordinance further seeks to add "clean-up" language so that Chapter 5.90 is consistent with MAUCRSA. Chapter 5.90, as currently written, refers to the former Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act ("MMRSA") and its various provisions. In order to remain in line and compliant with MAUCRSA, and without amending the
voter intent, such clean-up language is recommended.

TIMING CONSIDERATIONS
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FISCAL IMPACT
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SUGGESTED ACTION
Approve recommendation.

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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LONG BEACH AMENDING THE LONG BEACH MUNICIPAL CO...

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