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File #: 160685.    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 1/19/2017 In control: City Attorney
On agenda: 3/1/2018 Final action: 3/15/2018
Title: TEXT CHANGE - AMENDING MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITY REGULATIONS AND PERMITTED ZONING DISTRICTS (B) Ordinance No. 160685, Petition PB-16-185 TCH An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, amending the Land Development Code (Chapter 30 of the City of Gainesville Code of Ordinances) relating to Medical Marijuana Dispensing Facilities by amending Section 30-2.1 to delete and amend definitions; amending Section 30-4.12 to add Medical Marijuana Dispensing Facilities as a use by right in the Urban 6 (U6) and Urban 7 (U7) transect zoning districts; amending Section 30-4.19 to add Medical Marijuana Dispensing Facilities as a use by right in the Automotive-Oriented Business (BA), Tourist-Oriented Business (BT), Business Industrial (BI), and Warehousing and Wholesaling (W) zoning districts and as a use allowable by Special Use Permit in the Corporate Park (CP), Limited Industrial (I-1), and General Industrial (I-2) zoning districts; amending Section 30-4.23 to add Medical Mariju...
Attachments: 1. 160685_Staff report and Appendices A&B_20170126, 2. 160685A_Staff report and Appendices A&B_20170302, 3. 160685B_Letter to City_20170302, 4. 160685C_Sumter County FL Ordinance 2017-01_20170302, 5. 160685D_CPB minutes draft_20170302, 6. 160685E_Staff ppt_20170302, 7. 160685E_MOD_Staff ppt_20170302, 8. 160685_Staff Report w Exhibits A-B_20170928.pdf, 9. 160685A_draft ordinance_20180301.pdf, 10. 160685B_Staff Report w Exhibits A-B_20180301.pdf, 11. 160685C_Staff ppt_20180301.pdf, 12. 160685_Ordinance_03152018
title
TEXT CHANGE - AMENDING MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITY REGULATIONS AND PERMITTED ZONING DISTRICTS (B)

Ordinance No. 160685, Petition PB-16-185 TCH

An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, amending the Land Development Code (Chapter 30 of the City of Gainesville Code of Ordinances) relating to Medical Marijuana Dispensing Facilities by amending Section 30-2.1 to delete and amend definitions; amending Section 30-4.12 to add Medical Marijuana Dispensing Facilities as a use by right in the Urban 6 (U6) and Urban 7 (U7) transect zoning districts; amending Section 30-4.19 to add Medical Marijuana Dispensing Facilities as a use by right in the Automotive-Oriented Business (BA), Tourist-Oriented Business (BT), Business Industrial (BI), and Warehousing and Wholesaling (W) zoning districts and as a use allowable by Special Use Permit in the Corporate Park (CP), Limited Industrial (I-1), and General Industrial (I-2) zoning districts; amending Section 30-4.23 to add Medical Marijuana Dispensing Facilities as a use by right in the Airport Facility (AF) zoning district; providing directions to the codifier; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an immediate effective date.

recommendation
The City Commission adopt the proposed ordinance.

explanation
DEPARTMENT OF DOING STAFF REPORT

In 2014, the Florida Legislature enacted the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014, codified in Section 381.986, Florida Statutes, which provided for the distribution of low-THC medical cannabis for certain qualified patients and specified the authority of local governments to provide zoning regulations for the associated medical cannabis dispensaries. The Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014, among other restrictions, provided that a physician could only order low-THC cannabis (marijuana) for a patient suffering from cancer or a physical medical condition that chronically produces symptoms of seizures or severe and pers...

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