A community meeting has been scheduled by the city of Lynnwood for 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 30, to promote public awareness of an application to the Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) for a Marijuana Producer and Marijuana Processor license in Lynnwood.
The meeting, which will be at the Cedar Valley Grange Hall (20526 52nd Ave. W.), is designed to obtain input from the public. The application is not for a city license but Lynnwood wishes to submit written comments to the LCB.
On December 3, the city received notification from the LCB of an application. Prior to responding to the LCB, the city welcomes public input.
Voter-approved Initiative 502 directed the LCB to establish licensing requirements and procedures for the production, processing, and retail sale of recreational marijuana. The application described above is the first LCB application considered by Lynnwood. The city has until Jan. 5 to submit a written response to the LCB.
The public’s input can help the City prepare a response consistent with community interests. At this time, the city does not have specific business license or land use regulations for marijuana-related businesses. In order to provide ample time to prepare and adopt appropriate rules, the City Council has enacted temporary moratoriums on city permits or licenses for both recreational and medical marijuana-related businesses.
Written comments to the City of Lynnwood on the application described by the LCB notice must be received by 5 p.m., Dec. 31. Submit your written comments to Art Ceniza, Assistant City Administrator at PO Box 5008, Lynnwood, WA 98046-5008 or firstname.lastname@example.org.