Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ord. - Conditionally Allowed Use


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Lead Agency
Malibu, City of (City of Malibu)
Document Title
Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ord. - Conditionally Allowed Use
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use

Document Description
The proposed project consists of an amendment to the Malibu Municipal Code to conditionally permit medical marijuana dispensaries in all commercial zones within the City of Malibu subject to development and performance standards. The California Compassionate Use Act of 1996, which is codified in Health and Safety Code Section 11362.5, and the Medical Marijuana Program found in Health and Safety Code Section 11362.7, together authorize the personal use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. While neither the Act nor the Medical Program specifically authorizes the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries, there has been a proliferation of such establishments in cities throughout the region. Cities with such establishments have seen an increase in loitering around the dispensaries, burglaries, parking and traffic violations and increased noise and pedestrian traffic complaints from surrounding neighbors. Currently, there is no requirement for a conditional use permit and no regulations are in place within the Malibu Zoning Ordinance to ensure their safe and legitimate operation. To protect the health, safety, and general welfare of Malibu residents, the City of Malibu is proposing to adopt an ordinance conditionally permitting medical marijuana dispensaries subject to development and performance standards, or in the alternative, to prohibit such uses in the City.

Contact Information
Kathleen Mallory
City of Malibu
23815 Stuart Ranch Road
Malibu, CA 90265

Phone : (310) 456-2489 ext. 245


Los Angeles
Cross Streets

Notice of Completion

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Review Period End
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ordinance
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 7 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency

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