On November 5, 2013, the City Council adopted Substitute Ordinance No. 28182, which put in place Interim Zoning Regulations regarding Recreational Marijuana uses in the City of Tacoma. In addition, the Council adopted Substitute Ordinance No. 28183 which enacted companion provisions in the City’s Nuisance Code. These two ordinances are provided below, along with an updated set of maps intended to help identify which areas of the City may be available for recreational marijuana uses based on the State’s adopted rules and the City’s adopted regulations.
Interim Regulations Process
In response to voter-approved Initiative 502, the City Council initiated the process for the interim regulations on October 1, 2013, with the intent to impose the interim regulations in early November to provide policy and regulatory guidance to facilitate the review, in a proactive and timely manner, of those marijuana license applications within the City limits that are expected to come forward in November and December 2013.
Posted below are the resolution whereby the interim regulations process was initiated and a "framework" document that has led to the current version of the draft interim regulations. The "framework" document also includes a tentative schedule.
The City Council conducted a public hearing on October 22, 2013, concerning the Proposed Marijuana Interim Regulations, and is scheduled to adopt them by ordinance on November 5, 2013. The ordinance may include some modifications to the draft regulations as posted below, and will be posted here upon its adoption.
Initiative 502 approved by Washington voters in November 2012 provides a framework for licensing and regulating the production, processing, and retailing uses of recreational marijuana. The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) is tasked with establishing rules and procedures to implement Initiative 502. According to the WSLCB schedule, the State would being accepting applications for all license types on November 18, 2013. Below you will find some helpful links and relevant documents.