Everett Council To Hold Hearing And Vote Wednesday On More Marijuana Stores

October 12, 2020

Everett Government

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Any new marijuana stores in Everett would have to be certified as medical marijuana providers.

Before Covid-19 hit in the spring the Everett City Council was set to vote on adding additional retail marijuana stores within the Everett City Limits. For the past few years the number of stores has been capped by city ordinance at five while the State of Washington has said Everett is authorized to have ten stores. The action was put off while the council limited topics under consideration at City Council meetings to those deemed most necessary to dealing with the Pandemic. Now that six months have passed the marijuana legislation has made it back in front of the council for discussion and possible action.

The ordinance in front of the council has two options. With the first option the council can choose to add three more stores to bring the total number of retail locations within the Everett, Washington city limits to eight as long as each of the locations hereafter established be certified by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board as a medical marijuana provider.

The second option keeps the number of stores at eight with the medical marijuana provision, but also reduces the minimum separation distance between retail marijuana stores from the current 2500 feet to 500 feet.

The public hearing will happen before council members vote and due to Covid-19 restrictions, comments will be accepted in written form or by telephone. For those wanting to participate by phone here are the rules as stated in the City Council Agenda.

YOU MAY CALL IN TO LISTEN TO THE COUNCIL MEETINGS AT

1.425.616.3920, CONFERENCE ID: 724 887 726#

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO PROVIDE YOUR COMMENTS IN WRITING BEFORE THE MEETING AT COUNCIL@EVERETTWA.GOV.

YOU MAY CALL IN AT 6:00 P.M. PRIOR TO THE MEETING TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT AT THE COUNCIL MEETINGS AT 1.425.616.3920,

CONFERENCE ID: 402 794 162#

Here is a link to the wording to the two versions of the ordinance under consideration.

Everett City Council meetings are recorded for rebroadcast on the Everett Channel, Comcast Channel 21 and Frontier Channel 29, at 12:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday; 2 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Thursday; 7 p.m. Friday and Sunday; 10:00 a.m., Saturday.

The City of Everett does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment in, its programs or activities. Requests for assistance or accommodations can be arranged by contacting the Everett City Council Office at 425 257-8703.



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