Proposition 207, “Smart and Safe Arizona Act”, is on the November ballot to "authorize the sale, use, cultivation, processing, transport, manufacturing, testing etc. of recreational marijuana". If approved, the proposition would go into effect on November 4 (once the vote is certified). In preparation of potential voter approval, it is imperative for jurisdictions to update all applicable codes to regulate recreational marijuana before it goes into effect. Initiation will direct staff to review existing code and propose changes for conformance with Proposition 207 should it be approved.
Initiation by the Planning and Zoning Commission is required for all zoning code amendments not defined on the Planning Work Plan or initiated by a private property owner.
If initiated, the proposed code amendments will be presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission for recommendation later in October (exact date to be determined) and subsequently to Town Council on November 4, 2020.