As part of our ongoing efforts to apprise you of those cities and counties in Washington that will immediately allow for (or ban) I-502 operations, we’ve re-published our running list of I-502 regulations and moratoria in Washington State. We’ll be updating this blog post as regularly as we can and as new ordinances and/or bans develop.
Here’s our current list:
City amends its zoning code to allow for I-502 facilities.
Passed a six to twelve month moratorium on all I-502 operations (Ordinance No. 2908).
City adopts interim ordinance allowing for I-502 facilities in certain parts of the city.
Enacts interim ordinance to allow for I-502 facilities.
Passes ordinance allowing recreational cannabis businesses to operate in industrial districts, with retail stores allowed in industrial and commercial zones. Here’s a copy of that ordinance.
City passes moratorium on I-502.
City enacts temporary moratorium on I-502.
Currently, the city has a moratorium in place on I-502 operations but is looking at its options to enact zoning regulations in the future.
County shortens its I-502 moratorium to eventually allow for I-502 operations in January 2014.
While the county hasn’t taken any official steps to regulate for I-502, it’s in “wait and watch” mode on any future regulation.
County enacts year-long moratorium on I-502 facilities.
City Council imposed a six-month moratorium on new businesses that would produce or sell cannabis.
City adopts six-month interim ordinance allowing for I-502 facilities.
City allows for I-502 operations.
Passed I-502 moratorium in January, but is looking to enact future I-502 regulations.
County contemplates enacting I-502 moratorium.
Looking to pass temporary moratorium on September 3, 2013, until Liquor Control Board finalizes rules.
City is contemplating passing an I-502 ban.
Has made clear in the media that they will not tolerate any I-502 operation within city limits as long as cannabis is still a Schedule I controlled substance.
Enacted marijuana zoning ordinance on October 17, 2013.
City council voted on August 6, 2013, to keep with current city zones and comply with the rules under Initiative-502. Here’s an article on the council’s vote and here’s the city’s web page showing a map where I-502 operations are allowed.
County makes recommendations to adopt I-502 regulations.
County enacts moratorium on I-502 facilities.
Similar to Kent, has publicly stated that I-502 operations are not welcome as long as cannabis is still a Federal crime (ultimately claiming that they don’t want to put JBLM troops at risk for criminal activity).
City looks to regulate to allow for I-502 operations.
Passed six-month ban on all I-502 operations in August 2013.
City releases map of where I-502 facilities can locate.
Passes six-month ban on all I-502 operations (and it specifically excludes MMJ).
Looking to enact an ordinance that allows for I-502 facilities.
Passes six-month ban on all I-502 and any new MMJ operations (existing MMJ operations are excluded from the ban).
Enacted a temporary ban on I-502 operations in June 2013, but is looking to amend that ban to allow for I-502 operations.
Contemplated passing a six-moratorium on all cannabis businesses.
City currently has a ban in place and is thinking of extending it until September 2014.
The county decided to ban I-502 operations on November 5, 2013.
City has an I-502 ban that will last until March 2014.
Enacted a sixty-day moratorium in August 2013 on all cannabis-related activity. Here’s a copy of that ordinance. Moved to adopt six-month moratorium on October 1, 2013 on all I-502 operations.
The city passed an I-502 zoning ordinance. Here’s the city’s guide on how to comply with that ordinance.
Looking to pass a marijuana zoning ordinance in November 2013.
City passes a six-month moratorium on I-502 operations.
City enacts ordinance allowing I-502 operations within certain zones in the city.
City adopted six-month I-502 moratorium in August 2013 (and continued it in September 2013) with options from the city’s planning department to undertake future regulation for I-502.
Considers passing six-month moratoria on cannabis businesses.
The city is looking to pass an I-502 zoning ordinance in November 2013.
City enacts six-month ban on all I-502 and medical cannabis operations.
The city enacted a six-month ban on all cannabis operations in May 2013.
The city passed a six-month ban on all I-502 retail and established interim controls for production and processing.
Locals have been invited to comment on the city’s proposed I-502 ordinance.
City proposes to adopt I-502 interim zoning regulations.
The city enacted a ban on I-502 operations.
City currently has an I-502 ban in place.
The county imposed a six-month moratorium on all I-502 operations in September 2013.