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Interim agricultural zoning laws introduced in wake of marijuana legalization

City Hall took steps Tuesday to change current laws around marijuana, in the wake of the Adult Use Marijuana Act (AUMA) passing. Mayor Lee and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development submitted legislation to establish interim zoning controls for the growing of marijuana. The legislation would require a conditional use authorization for indoor agriculture uses, which would include the commercial cultivation of cannabis in Production, Distribution, and Repair (PDR) districts citywide.

“I am proud San Francisco is on the forefront with my five-point PDR Plan to ensure good middle income jobs stay in this City,” said Mayor Lee. “As emerging sectors get introduced to our city, we must be thoughtful and strategic on how one can co-exist with another, while safeguarding the economic diversity and vibrancy of our city and the jobs of our residents.”

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This interim zoning is just one of several steps that must occur to ensure the law catches up with the AUMA. In anticipation of the transition, Mayor Lee issued Executive Directive 16-05 to streamline laws and regulation.

“The proposed interim controls will allow the City time to study and balance the needs of our local manufacturing sector while ensuring all local industrial jobs in San Francisco continue to maintain and grow,” said Todd Rufo, director of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development.

The resolution will likely be assigned to the Board of Supervisors’ Land Use and Transportation Committee for a public hearing, after which it will be heard and voted on by the full Board.

 

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