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Denver City Council Agenda Item Jan 4, 2010

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City Council Agenda and Explanatory Notes
Meeting Date: Monday, January 4, 2010 5:30 P.M.
(Public hearing detail – see pages 13-14, 16-17)
C.B. 34, Series of 2010, A bill for an ordinance concerning the licensing and regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries. (SAFETY) Establishes a licensing process that medical marijuana dispensaries serving more than six patients must comply with by March 1, 2010 to be administered by the Department of Excise and License including: identifying and conducting background checks of owners, managers, and certain business partners; prohibiting recent felons from licensure; prohibiting location of dispensaries in any residential zone; setting 1,000-foot distance requirements from schools, licensed child care facilities, and other dispensaries, but exempting dispensaries that obtained retail sales licenses prior to January 1, 2010 from these spacing requirements; prohibiting on-site consumption of medical marijuana; requiring submittal of operations plans and setting security
requirements for safe storage, camera surveillance, and use of a 24-hour alarm system; setting hours of operation and required fees; and other requirements. The Committee
approved filing this bill at its meeting on 12-16-09.




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