The intent of amending MSB 17.60 is to establish standard hours of operation for marijuana retail facilities, address potential land use impacts associated with onsite consumption of marijuana, streamline the permitting process for new cultivation facilities, and to regulate cultivation facilities that are less than 500 square feet.
Create standard hours of operation for marijuana retail facilities: Standardized hours help ensure the retail facilities do not have unfair advantages over their competitors based on restrictions put on them by the Planning Commission.
Onsite consumption: onsite consumption at marijuana retail facilities may cause additional land use impacts such as the increased need for parking, unwanted loitering, and inadvertent inhalation of secondhand smoke by neighbors or pedestrians within rights-of-way.
Land Use Impacts: Land use impacts associated with cultivation facilities are minor enough that they do not tend to be incompatible with or detract from the surrounding area. All cultivation facilities, regardless of size, should have standards associated with them to ensure proper setbacks from schools and adjacent properties.