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File #: OR-2022-0003    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 2/17/2022 In control: City Clerk
On agenda: Final action:
Title: ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF ALDERS AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NEW HAVEN CONCERNING THE RESPONSIBLE AND EQUITABLE REGULATION OF ADULT-USE CANNABIS.
Attachments: 1. 1-Checklist Adult Use Cannabis Zoning Ordinance Amendment - February 15, 2022, 2. 2-Cover Letter Adult Use Cannabis Zoning Ordinance Amendment - February 15, 2022, 3. 2-Cover Letter Adult Use Cannabis Zoning Ordinance Amendment - February 15, 2022, 4. 3 - Zoning Ordinance Adult Use Cannabis Amendment - February 15, 2022, 5. 3-Zoning Ordinance Adult Use Cannabis Amendment - February 15, 2022, 6. 4-Prior Notification Form Adult Use Cannabis - February 15, 2022, 7. 5-Fiscal Impact Statement Adult Use Cannabis Zoning Ordinance Amendment - February 15, 2022, 8. 6-Supplemental Information Adult Use Cannabis Zoning Ordinance - February 15, 2022, 9. signed checklist for adult cannabis ordinance, 10. OR-2022-0003
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ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF ALDERS AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NEW HAVEN CONCERNING THE RESPONSIBLE AND EQUITABLE REGULATION OF ADULT-USE CANNABIS.
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WHEREAS, on July 1, 2021, the State of Connecticut (State) adopted the Responsible and Equitable Regulation of Adult-Use Cannabis Act (RERACA); and

WHEREAS, RERACA delegates to the municipalities of the State) to regulate the land use and zoning of adult-use Cannabis establishments including cultivation, processing, manufacturing, distribution, testing and sale of nonmedical marijuana in tandem with a comprehensive system of State licensing and regulatory provisions; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Alders acknowledges that it is in the best interest of the City of New Haven that all cannabis that is cultivated, processed, manufactured, distributed, tested, or sold in the City of New Haven is well-regulated, environmentally responsible, and economically sustainable; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Alders seeks to prohibit the commercial cultivation of adult-use cannabis in residential zones and provide locations within commercial and industrial districts where Cannabis may be cultivated, grown, sold, distributed, or dispensed; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Alders seeks to protect and preserve peace, order, property and safety of persons as a result of issues associated with Cannabis Establishments, including but not limited to problems with insufficient or improper electrical supply, problems with ventilation leading to mold, offensive odors, or other health hazards and other hazards which are associated with the commercial cultivation of Cannabis within the City of New Haven and which is otherwise often difficult to detect and regulate; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Alders further desires to permit Cannabis Establishments that enhance the aesthetic value of the site; wherein, the proposed will not present a substantial detriment to surrounding area, public health, safety and welfare of the community; and

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