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File #: 19-0001    Version: 1 Name: 1/7/19 - Chapter 96 medical marijuana licensing
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/7/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/22/2019 Final action: 1/22/2019
Enactment date: 1/7/2019 Enactment #: ORD-19-01
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Sections 7:605 and 7:607 of Chapter 96 (Medical Marijuana Facilities) of Title VII of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Ordinance No. ORD-19-01)
Attachments: 1. 19-01 Medical Marijuana Facilities Ordinance Briefed and Approved.pdf, 2. 19-01 Medical Marijuana Facilities Ordinance Briefed.pdf, 3. Ordinance Amendment to 7;605 7;607.pdf, 4. 19-01 Medical Marijuana Facilities Approval Notice.pdf
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Sections 7:605 and 7:607 of Chapter 96 (Medical Marijuana Facilities) of Title VII of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Ordinance No. ORD-19-01)
Memo
Chapter 96, Medical Marijuana Facilities, was originally approved on November 9, 2017. The City Clerk's Office began processing permit applications under the new Code in early 2018 and temporary permits have been issued to applicants pending issuance of a State license.

Final approval of a City permit, per the current Code, requires applicants to return to the City Clerk with their State license, a complete copy of the State application, proof of insurance requirements and a certification that all security measures required in the Code have been met. Several applicants who are now ready for final local approval and have been issued State licenses are attempting to meet the final City requirements and it has come to staff's attention that the requirement to provide all State application documents is not needed by the City and proving to be onerous for applicants. To simplify the final local approval process, staff is recommending changes to the ordinance to require only proof of issuance of a State license, not the application materials, and to remove the proof of insurance requirements, as this is also not needed by the City. Final permit approval will still require an attestation by the applicant that security measures are in place.

Staff recommends these ordinance changes.

Prepared by: Kristen Larcom, Assistant City Attorney and Jacqueline Beaudry, City Clerk
Reviewed and Approved by: Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator
Body
ORDINANCE NO. ORD-19-01

First Reading: January 7, 2019 Approved: January 22, 2019
Public Hearing: January 22, 2019 Published: January 24, 2019
Effective: February 3, 2019

MEDICAL MARIJUANA FACILITIES

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 7:605 AND 7:607 OF CHAPTER 96 (MEDICAL MARIJUANA FACILITIES) OF TITLE VII OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF ANN ARBO...

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