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File #: 21-494    Version: 1
Type: Consent Agenda Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/7/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/28/2021 Final action:
Title: Hold a public hearing and consider an ordinance to amend Chapter 18, Lawton City Code, 2015, that amends Sections 18-1-1-106, 18-5-1-503, 18-5-8-580, 18-5-8-581, 18-5-9-591, 18-5-9-592, 18-6-10-602, 18-6-11-612, 18-6-12-623, 18-6-12-624, 18-6-13-635, 18-6-13-636, 18-6-14-646, 18-6-15-658, 18-6-16-671, and 18-6-18-692, Chapter 18, Lawton City Code, 2015, by adding definitions and establish zoning requirements for medical marijuana growing, processing, and dispensary facilities, providing for severability and allowing floor amendments.
Attachments: 1. Proposed MM Zoning w-Processing Tiers, 2. Ordinance
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Hold a public hearing and consider an ordinance to amend Chapter 18, Lawton City Code, 2015, that amends Sections 18-1-1-106, 18-5-1-503, 18-5-8-580, 18-5-8-581, 18-5-9-591, 18-5-9-592, 18-6-10-602, 18-6-11-612, 18-6-12-623, 18-6-12-624, 18-6-13-635, 18-6-13-636, 18-6-14-646, 18-6-15-658, 18-6-16-671, and 18-6-18-692, Chapter 18, Lawton City Code, 2015, by adding definitions and establish zoning requirements for medical marijuana growing, processing, and dispensary facilities, providing for severability and allowing floor amendments.

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INITIATOR:
Richard Rogalski, Deputy City Manager


STAFF INFORMATION SOURCE:
Richard Rogalski, Deputy City Manager
Kameron Good, Planner I

BACKGROUND:
The current definition of a "Medical marijuana processor" in Chapter 18 of the Lawton City Code was approved in 2018 with Ordinance No. 18-30. The definition groups include all types of processing activities into one definition. Medical marijuana processing can be broken up into several different activities with varying degrees of impact on adjacent properties. When compared to other cities' definitions such as Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Norman our code has become outdated.

The attached ordinance proposes the definition of "Medical marijuana processor" be modified to break up processing into four different tiers.
-Tier I processing would allow processing by mechanical means, such as grinding to make "pre-rolled" marijuana cigarettes, "joints" and "blunts." Tier I medical marijuana processor does not include extraction processes of any kind.
-Tier II processing would allow all Tier I processing activities with the addition of cooking and baking. Tier II processing does not include extraction processes of any kind.
-Tier III processing would allow all Tier II and Tier I processing activities with the addition of medical marijuana concentrate extraction processes that use only non-flammable substances.
-Tier IV processing would allow any type(s) of medi...

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