The City of Marina has requested HdL’s assistance in preparing a fiscal analysis for a citizens’ initiative that is expected to be placed on the November 6th ballot. This initiative would establish a framework for regulating commercial cannabis activities in the City, would set a range of tax rates and fees for the various business types, and would require that cannabis businesses enter into development agreements with the
Under the initiative, all commercial cannabis business activities except outdoor cultivation would be allowed within the City for both adult use and medicinal use. Retailers (dispensaries) will be limited to 3 locations for medicinal and 3 locations for adult use. Retailers will not be allowed to be located within 1,000 feet of each other unless they are a medicinal retailer and an adult use retailer adjacent to each other. There are no limitations or caps on any other type of cannabis business, other than general zoning limits.
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