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.
Code Amendment Project To Regulate Marijuana Production, Processing and Provide Retail Standards
A SEPA Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) was issued on the proposed ordinance regulating marijuana production and processing facilities. The comment deadline is April 17, 2020. Please review the DNS, environmental checklist and proposed ordinance at the link below:
March 20, 2020 Planning Commission Marijuana Staff Report
March 17, 2020 County Council Briefing Documents
December 3, 2019 County Council Briefing Documents
Comments may be sent to LindaK@sanjuanco.com
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.
March 24 Public Hearing Notices and Draft Resolution to Renew Marijuana Moratorium
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:
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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