In the 2015 legislative session, the State Legislature adopted legislation to combine the medical marijuana and recreational marijuana laws as it relates to retail establishments. As a result of this change, the State Liquor and Cannabis Board is proposing new regulations for retail marijuana stores and marijuana cooperatives, including the number of retail establishments that will be allowed in each city or county. Under the previous rule, Everett would be allowed to have a maximum of five stores. Under the new regulations, Everett would be allowed to have up to ten stores.
A City Council briefing is scheduled on May 2, 2018 and a public hearing on May 16, 2018, at their regular meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the public hearing is to take action on a Planning Commission recommendation to increase the number of permitted recreational marijuana retail stores from five to ten, and to change the minimum separation requirement between retail marijuana stores from 2500 feet to 500 feet.
If you have any questions regarding the recommended changes, please contact Allan Giffen at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 425-257-8731.