The City of Seattle proposed to limit the amount of growing, processing, selling, and delivery of marijuana and related products in certain areas of Seattle. Our proposal, which responded to changes to state law in 2011 and 2012, was developed by City staff and representatives from the offices of the Mayor, City Council, and the City Attorney.
Public review and comment on our proposal occurred from September 10 to October 1, 2012. Between October and December 2012, City Council members attended Neighborhood Council meetings to get feedback about the proposal. City Council introduced legislation in April 2013. The City Council passed a version of this legislation on October 7, 2013.
This proposal will help to ensure that marijuana-related uses (like a business or garden) operate at appropriate scales for the area where they are located.
This legislation went into effect on November 16, 2013.