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Planning & Economic Development > Marijuana Related Uses Adopting Ordinance

The City Council has adopted an ordinance prohibiting marijuana production, processing and retailing, and collective gardens in the City of Poulsbo. See below:

June 11, 2014 City Council Public Hearing

The City Council will review the 2014 Zoning Ordinance Amendment on Marijuana Related Uses at their June 11, 2014 meeting. The public notice is located at the below link:

May 13, 2014 Planning Commission Public Hearing & Findings of Fact

The Planning Commission reviewed the 2014 Zoning Ordinance Amendment on Marijuana Related Uses at their May 13, 2014 meeting. Click here to review the public hearing notice. The findings of fact from their meeting is available below:

The staff report is avaiable by clicking the link below:

April 2014 Draft Zoning Ordinance Amendment – Marijuana Related Uses

The City has released proposed amendments to its zoning ordinance to address marijuana related uses enacted by Initiative 502, as well as the medical marijuana collective gardens set forth in RCW 69.51A.085. The proposed amendment is to add to the Poulsbo Zoning Ordinance a new Section 18.90.075 entitled “Marijuana Related Uses.” The proposed amendments set forth 1) that the zoning district for recreational marijuana related uses and collective gardens is the light industrial zoning district; 2) identifies the buffer requirements of WAC 314-55 and applies them to collective gardens as well; 3) establishes development standards for marijuana related uses; 4) requires compliance with state licensing; and 5) establishes penalties for non compliance.

See below for the proposed amendment language, as well as other initial release documents. A public hearing before the Poulsbo Planning Commission on the proposed amendments has been scheduled for May 13, 2014. A public hearing before the Poulsbo City Council on the proposed amendment has been scheduled for June 11, 2014. This website will be updated throughout the public review process.

For more information or to provide comments on the proposed zoning ordinance amendments, please contact the Planning Department.

Comments may be provided to the City at any time during the process. Written comments may be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to the City. Comments may also be hand delivered to City Hall. Verbal comments will be taken at the Planning Commission and City Council hearings.
The Planning Department maintains an e-mail list for those interested in receiving updates throughout the review process. Interested parties should contact the Planning Department and request to be placed on the Development Amendments e-mail list. Information on future meetings is e-mailed as available, as well as official notices.

Contact the Planning Department:
Phone: 360-394-9882
Fax: 360-697-8269
E-mail: planninginfo@cityofpoulsbo.com
Mail: 200 NE Moe Street, Poulsbo, WA 98370
Physical Address: 200 NE Moe Street, Poulsbo – 2nd Floor