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Marijuana Zoning Restrictions

We have zoning restrictions for growing, processing, selling, and delivery of marijuana products.
A proposal to limit the amount of growing, processing, selling, and delivery of marijuana and related products in Seattle.

What’s Happening Now?

We have developed a proposed update to rules addressing “major marijuana activity," which includes production, processing, and sales of marijuana. Our proposal includes updates to correspond with State licensing requirements, types of zones where such activities may occur, and buffer distances from facilities such as parks, schools, and transit centers. Our proposal materials are on the Project Documents page. More information is also available on the Mayor's Medical Marijuana Ordinance web page.

Next Steps
We published an environmental determination of non-significance on September 17, 2015. That notice has a two-week comment period, and a three-week appeal period.

We will forward our proposal to City Council later this year for a possible decision in early 2016.

Project Benefits

Our proposal will help to ensure that licensed marijuana-related uses will be appropriately located in places where they are compatible with their surroundings, and operating in ways consistent with City and State rules.

The End Result

City Council is expected to make a decision on our proposal in early 2016.

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