Marijuana Production and Processing Moratorium

San Juan County has a moratorium on the siting of licensed marijuana production and processing. The resolution adopting this moratorium is found here

The moratorium applies to new or pending applications for a building or occupancy permit, variance, conditional use permit, or other development permit or approval with respect to licensed marijuana production and processing.  Resolution No. 15-2019 placed a six-month moratorium on such operations.  This moratorium was renewed for six months beginning on October 2, 2019 in Resolution No. 34-2019.  It exempts building permits for the alteration of marijuana production and processing operations legally established prior to the adoption of Resolution No. 15-2019, provided that there is no enlargement or intensification of the permitted processing or production.  

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                Related to Marijuana Production and Processing

Staff will brief County Council on December 3, 2019 about possible strategies to regulate marijuana production and processing operations.  The following staff report outlines some potential policy choices.

December 3, 2019 Council Briefing Staff Report: Policy Options

December 3rd Council Presentation

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   Marijuana Production and Processing Moratorium Documents

The County Council renewed Resolution No. 15-2019 regarding the moratorium on marijuana production and processing after an October 1, 2019 public hearing. 

September 25, 2019 staff report:

The original draft resolution, work plan and public hearing notice: 

Extension of Resolution No. 15-2019 Staff Report, Draft Work Plan and Public Hearing Notice:

Public Comments

If you are considering growing or processing marijuana on your property, please submit an ask a planner form or request a pre-application meeting here.

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