At 5:30PM tonight, June 26th, the Tacoma City Council will hold a public hearing on medical cannabis. They will be looking for comments on a package of regulations proposed by the Planning Commission prepared in response to the moratorium.
While there continues to be some confusion over the effect of the moratorium put in place last summer, the package of regulations are designed to replace the prohibition. Namely the regulations:
- Allow medical cannabis "network member distribution centers" in all non-residential zones, with the exception of the T (Transitional Commercial District), NRX (Neighborhood Residential Mixed-Use District), RCX (Residential Commercial Mixed-Use District), and URX (Urban Residential Mixed-Use District) zones.
- Allow medical cannabis "collective gardens" use to be allowed in the M-1 (Light Industrial District), M-2 (Heavy Industrial District), PMI (Port Maritime Industrial District), UCX-TD (Urban Commercial Mixed-Use-Tacoma Dome District), CIX (Commercial Industrial Mixed-Use District), DCC (Downtown Commercial Core District), DMU (Downtown Mixed-Use District, and WR Warehouse Residential District) zones.
- Apply 1,000-foot buffers around schools, daycares and religious facilities.
- Limit "network member distribution centers" to 500 to 2,000 square feet, or 1,500 s.f. within a 3,000 s.f. maximum space when co-located with other uses associated with health and wellness.
- Limit no more than six collective gardens to co-locate on a single site.
- Limit signage to 7.5 s.f. with no dimension greater than 36".
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