The Office of Policy and Innovation is currently working on additional regulations for medical marijuana facilities that are likely to result in legislation in early 2015. More information on this effort is available at the Mayor's Medical Marijuana Ordinance web page.;
In October of 2013, the City of Seattle passed limits on the amount of growing, processing, selling, and delivery of marijuana and related products in certain areas of Seattle. A summary of the regulations for marijuana-related businesses is available in Tip 134, Businesses involving the Growing, Processing, Selling or Delivery of Marijuana.
Our proposal, which responded to changes to state law in 2011 and 2012, was developed by City staff and representatives from the offices of the Mayor, City Council, and the City Attorney. Public review and comment on our proposal was from September 10 to October 1, 2012. Between October and December 2012, City Council members attended Neighborhood Council meetings to get feedback about the proposal. City Council introduced legislation in April 2013. The City Council passed a version of this legislation on October 7, 2013.
This proposal will help to ensure that marijuana-related uses (like a business or garden) operate at appropriate scales for the area where they are located.
This legislation went into effect on November 16, 2013.