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File #: 18-1130    Version: 1 Name: 7/16/18 - Add Marihuana Infused Product Processor
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/16/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/23/2018 Final action: 8/23/2018
Enactment date: 7/16/2018 Enactment #: ORD-18-22
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Section 5.15 (Table 5-15) and Section 5.37.2 of Chapter 55 (Unified Development Code) of Title V of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Marijuana-Infused Product Processor) (Ordinance No. ORD-18-22)
Attachments: 1. 18-22 Unified Development Code - Marijuana-Infused Product Processor Ordinance Briefed and Approved.pdf, 2. 18-22 Unified Development Code - Marijuana-Infused Product Processor Ordinance Briefed.pdf, 3. ProcessorOrdinance.pdf, 4. 5-16-2018 CPC Minutes with Live Links.pdf, 5. ORD-18-22 Summary Publication.pdf

Title

An Ordinance to Amend Section 5.15 (Table 5-15) and Section 5.37.2 of Chapter 55 (Unified Development Code) of Title V of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Marijuana-Infused Product Processor) (Ordinance No. ORD-18-22)

Memorandum

The City has received application, seeking to create a new category of medical marijuana infused product processor, and enable use in the C2B zoning district.  The intention of this proposed amendment is to enable the use of commercial kitchens, or similar such facilities for the application of oils, resins, or other extracted products from more intensive processing operations, into edibles or other products.  This is based on the assertion that manufacturing edibles, as an example, is much less intensive than the process to extract oil from marijuana plants that other processors undertake.

 

The applicant has applied for a text amendment to add such facilities as a permitted use to the C2B district.  Given recent discussion at the City Council level regarding the density and locations of provisioning centers, staff recommended that the proposed use be considered as a special exception use rather than permitted use.  Additionally, considering the proposed use in both C2B and C3 districts is reasonable. 

On May 16, 2018, the Planning Commission recommended approval of the application as presented by staff.

 

Attachments:                     Proposed Ordinance
                     Text Amendment Application
                     Planning Commission Minutes - May 16, 2018

Staff

Prepared by:                     Brett Lenart, Planning Manager

Reviewed by:                     Derek Delacourt, Community Services Area Manager

Approved by:                     Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator

Body

(See Attached Ordinance)