Tacoma Officials Finalizing Medical Marijuana Regulation Proposal

 by lucy

Tacoma, Washington’s Medical Cannabis Task Force is currently working to finalize a draft of regulations for medical marijuana collectives in the city.  The report is due by the end of April and will then be presented to the city Planning Commission and the Public Safety Committee.  It will then go to the City Council.

The City Council will review the report, and based on public feedback they will determine which regulations they would like to implement for the city.

Some of the issues that will be addressed by the task force are where dispensaries can be located and how large they can be.  In a draft of the plan, the task force outlined that medical marijuana collectives and growing facilities will  not be able to be located within 1,000 feet of schools, churches, and day cares.  Existing dispensaries may be grandfathered in, but will not be able to be closer than 500 feet to the aforementioned buildings.

In terms of the size, dispensaries that only dispense mariuana would be allowed to be up to 2,000 square feet.  Collectives that dispense marijuana and also offer educational classes could be up to 3,000 square feet.

Another regulation addressed by the group is operating hours, which are proposed to be 9 AM to 9 PM.

There is currently a moratorium on collectives in the city while these plans are ironed out.  The moratorium is set to end on August 1st.



3 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

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    Shining_Soul said on Apr 18, 2012

    Can't be within 1000ft of a church? Why? Seems like overt religious influence in legislation. It's almost like that's unconstitutional…

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    iwantpurp said on Apr 18, 2012

    the constitution has become the most meaningless piece of legislation in american politics. its sad what our country has become. Ron Paul is the only candidate who truely follows the Constitution and he is pegged as 'radical'

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    said on Apr 19, 2012

    Why does it have to be a certain distance away from things it's not like kids can buy anyway lol and I know a couple of older patients who would be pissed if they couldn't burn the bush before worshiping the lord.

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