Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-1024    Version: Name: CA - ORD/Hours of Operation - Marijuana Dispensaries
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 10/9/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/13/2020 Final action: 10/20/2020
Title: Recommendation to declare ordinance amending the Long Beach Municipal Code by amending Sections 5.90.200 and 5.92.915, all relating to the hours of operation for medical and adult-use marijuana dispensaries, read and adopted as read. (Citywide)
Sponsors: City Attorney
Attachments: 1. 101320-ORD-12sr&att.pdf, 2. 102020-ORD-15att.pdf, 3. 101320-ORD-12 Corresp. Gonzales.pdf, 4. ORD-20-0042.pdf

TITLE

Recommendation to declare ordinance amending the Long Beach Municipal Code by amending Sections 5.90.200 and 5.92.915, all relating to the hours of operation for medical and adult-use marijuana dispensaries, read and adopted as read.  (Citywide)

 

DISCUSSION

Pursuant to City Council's request on September 8, 2020 to extend business hours for marijuana dispensaries by two-(2) hours, this ordinance has been prepared and is submitted for your consideration.

 

It is important to point out that currently the hours of operation for medical marijuana dispensaries and adult-use marijuana dispensaries differ by one-(1) hour. While both are permitted to open at 9:00 a.m., adult-use marijuana dispensaries are required to close at 9:00 p.m., and medical marijuana dispensaries are required to close at 8:00 p.m.

 

The State does not permit the sale or delivery of cannabis goods past 10:00 p.m. Therefore, in order to increase the hours of operation for adult use marijuana dispensaries by an additional two-(2) hour period, it is necessary to extend both the opening and closing times by one-(1) hour. Under the draft Ordinance, adult-use facilities would be permitted to open at 8:00 a.m., and remain open until 10:00 p.m.

 

Because medical marijuana dispensaries are currently only permitted to stay open to 8:00 p.m., the draft Ordinance extends their operational hours to 10:00 p.m., thereby accomplishing the two-(2) hour time increase. If the draft Ordinance is adopted, the hours of operation for medical marijuana dispensaries would be 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

SUGGESTED ACTION

Approve recommendation.

 

BODY

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LONG BEACH AMENDING THE LONG BEACH MUNICIPAL CODE BY AMENDING SECTIONS 5.90.200 AND 5.92.915, ALL RELATING TO THE HOURS OF OPERATION FOR MEDICAL AND ADULT-USE MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES

 

Respectfully Submitted,

CHARLES PARKIN

CITY ATTORNEY

 

BY:

ARTURO D. SANCHEZ

DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY