On Tuesday April 22nd, the Whatcom County Council will hold a public hearing on revisions to its Interim Marijuana Ordinance.
The revised ordinance retains the 300 foot setback from existing residences requirement as well as the requirement that marijuana facilities be located 1000 feet from community centers.
The revised Interim Marijuana Ordinance can be found here.
If adopted, the revised Interim Ordinance will only be in effect for six months. What this means is that the County Council will be revisiting this issue in six months time.
Thus, it is important for potential recreational marijuana licensees to consider submitting any necessary land use applications when the revised Interim Ordinance is adopted and prior to any further changes to the County’s marijuana regulations.
For more information on the regulation of recreational marijuana businesses in Whatcom County and elsewhere in Washington State, please contact Heather Wolf.