Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 6, 2017
REVISED June 6, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #34

Ordinance 17-31 - Extension of Temporary Moratorium on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and Treatment Center Facilities

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Sarah A Schenk, Assistant County Attorney, Ext. 3750

Fred Goodrich, Division Manager/County Zoning Official, Building and Development Services, Ext. 6866

Action Requested
I move to adopt Ordinance 17-31.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
(1) Section 381.986, Florida Statutes; (2) Amendment 2, "Use of Marijuana for Debilitating Medical Conditions" passed by the Florida voters on November 8, 2016; and (3) Section 125.01, Florida Statutes.

Background Discussion
The County Attorney's Office has prepared the timeline below to assist in summarizing the chronology of the Ordinance:
  • The Board adopted Ordinance No. 16-49 on December 13, 2016, to enact a temporary moratorium on the establishment and operation of medical marijuana dispensary organizations and medical marijuana treatment centers within the unincorporated areas of Manatee County for a period of 180 days.
  • The current temporary moratorium will expire on June 18, 2017.
  • Currently there is the possibility of State legislation and pending administrative regulations which may impact the proposed ordinances to regulate medical marijuana dispensary organizations and medical marijuana treatment centers.
  • County staff has advised that a minimum of 90 days for the extension of a temporary moratorium is necessary to enable sufficient time to review, study, hold public hearings, and prepare and adopt amendment or amendments to the County's Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Code, and Code of Ordinances to address this new and unique use.
  • Attached is a proposed Ordinance to extend the temporary moratorium for a period of 90 days from June 18, 2017, to September 16, 2017.
  • The second and final adoption public hearing is scheduled before the Board for June 6, 2017.

County Attorney Review
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Explanation of Other
This is a County Attorney item.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return a fully approved electronic copy of this agenda item and its supporting documents to Diane Hajek at diane.hajek@mymanatee.org.

Thank you.

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Attachment:  Ord No 17-31 Ext of Temp Moratorium on Medical Marijuana FINAL 6-1-17.pdf
Attachment:  Affidavit of Publishing Ordinance 17-31 - Bradenton Herald Display - 6-6-2017 BCC.pdf
Attachment:  Affidavit of Publishing Ordinance 17-31 - Sarasota Herald Tribune Display 6-6-2017 BCC.pdf