Thinking about vying for one of those uncertain-to-materialize, federally-questionable state licenses to produce, process or retail cannabis? Here’s a tip: location, location, location. Section 6(8) of Initiative 502 states:
“The state liquor control board shall not issue a license for any premises within one thousand feet of the perimeter of the grounds of any elementary or secondary school, playground, recreation center or facility, child care center, public park, public transit center, or library, or any game arcade admission to which is not restricted to persons aged twenty-one years or older.”
Get involved Tuesday, Nov. 27 at noon for a discussion on I-502 zoning. The I-502 zoning language is extremely restrictive, covering the vast majority of urban areas. I am mapping these zones in King County, and have completed layers for many of them — schools, parks, playgrounds, and game arcades — freely available at www.legalcannabis.us. Other layers, especially child care centers, will cover a fair amount of additional area.