CITY OF LONG BEACH, WASHINGTON ORDINANCE NO. 931 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LONG BEACH, PACIFIC COUNTY, WASHINGTON, AMENDING CHAPTER 12.17 OF THE LONG BEACH CITY CODE AND ORDINANCE NOS. 900 AND 912, RELATING TO LAND USE AND ZONING AND ESTABLISHING RESTRICTIONS ON THE PRODUCTION, PROCESSING, SELLING, OR DELIVERY OF MARIJUANA. WHEREAS, in 2014, the Long Beach City Council passed Ordinance No. 900, implementing zoning restrictions on businesses involved in the production, processing, sale, and delivery of marijuana, marijuana-infused products, or useable marijuana; and WHEREAS, state legislation amended Title 69 RCW to create a highly regulated system for the possession, production, processing, distribution, and researching of both recreational and medical marijuana and to permit local jurisdictions to enact reduced buffers for marijuana businesses; and WHEREAS, the state legislature also enacted provisions eliminating collective gardens and instead authorizing medical marijuana cooperatives, which allow up to four qualifying patients or designated providers to grow up to a maximum of 60 plants in the residence of one of the participants; and WHEREAS, given the changes in state law, the City Council desires to establish a unified set of local laws regulating all marijuana-related activity in the City while maintaining the robust controls and procedures previously established in Ordinance No. 900; and WHEREAS, local licensing provisions are necessary to ensure that marijuana-related businesses and cooperatives are operating lawfully within the City; WHEREAS, buffering and dispersion provisions are necessary to ensure there are sufficient business locations in appropriate areas without creating a concentration of permitted marijuana businesses and to ensure that cooperatives are appropriately located and have limited impacts on neighboring residences and the community; and WHEREAS, the City Council finds that permitting licensed marijuana producers, processors, and researchers and regulated cooperatives to locate not less than 100 feet from certain protected facilities, such as child care centers and public parks, will not negatively impact the City’s civil regulatory enforcement, criminal law enforcement, public safety, or public health; and WHEREAS, the City Council finds that it is necessary to adopt this ordinance in order to avoid negative impacts on the community, orderly development, and the public health, safety, and welfare associated with medical marijuana cooperatives and state-licensed marijuana producers, processors, retailers, and researchers; and WHEREAS, the health, safety, and welfare of the community is best served by excluding from certain zones and areas any production, processing, selling, or delivery of marijuana; and WHEREAS, the City is responding to the changes in state law in a responsible manner that will minimize impacts on the health, safety, and welfare of the community. NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LONG BEACH, WASHINGTON, DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Authority and Purpose Section 2. Repealing portion of ORD 900 Section 3. Definitions Section 4. No City Liability, Indemnification Section 5. Limitations Section 6. Repealing portion of ORD 900 Section 7. Licensing Section 8. Location Section 9. Restrictions on, Requirements of, and Standards of Operation Section 10. Violations Section 11. Repealing portion of ORD 900 Section 12. Summary For a complete copy of this Ordinance contact Long Beach City Hall at 360-642-4421 or planner@longbeachwa.gov Published October 12, 2016 Legal No. 287-16

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