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Posted on: September 6, 2013

[ARCHIVED] - Decision Issued: Medical Marijuana Collective Garden -

Following extensive review, an application for a medical marijuana operation in Issaquah’s Olde Town neighborhood has been denied due to the site’s proximity to a nearby community center.

The applicant proposed to add a medical marijuana collective garden to existing commercial space within a mixed-use building. However, the proposed collective garden would have been located within 1,000 feet of the Issaquah Valley Senior Center, which is considered to be a community center in the City’s Land Use Code.

Our rules for medical marijuana collective gardens prohibit them from within 1,000 feet of a community center, school, park, preschool, daycare center or another collective garden.

The regulations for medical marijuana operations are separate from the rules for recreational marijuana stores that are now under consideration.

The applicant may appeal the decision to the City’s Hearing Examiner.

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