A. Homegrown Marijuana Cultivation. Where homegrown marijuana cultivation is allowed, it shall meet all of the following requirements. See definition of homegrown marijuana cultivation in part 18-6.
1. Primary Residence. The resident grower must live on the property where the cultivation of homegrown marijuana is located and that same property must be the primary residence of the resident grower.
2. Related Activities. Any drying, keeping, storage, or processing of homegrown marijuana shall be located inside the dwelling unit or an accessory structure and shall not be located outdoors.
3. Homegrown marijuana cultivation and any related activities must meet all applicable Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules.
4. Outdoor Cultivation. Up to four marijuana plants per lot for recreational marijuana or up to six marijuana plants per lot for medical marijuana are allowed to be grown outdoors in accordance with applicable Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules including the requirement to obtain and display a medical marijuana grow site registration card in ORS 475.320(2)(B)(d). Outdoor homegrown marijuana cultivation shall meet all of the following requirements.
a. Locate marijuana plants so the plants are not visible from a public place, public street or any area that the general public has access (e.g., schools, playgrounds, parks, commonly-owned open space, pedestrian and bicycle paths and trails). Marijuana plants shall not be located in a front yard.
b. Screen marijuana plants to limit view and access from adjacent residential properties with a solid wood fence or masonry wall. Any access points to the cultivation area must be secured at all times to prevent unauthorized access. For fence and wall design requirements, see section 18.4.4.060.
c. Dimensional Standards. Marijuana plants grown in outdoor cultivation areas shall meet all of the following dimensional standards including Table 188.8.131.52.4.c.
i. Locate cultivation area closer to the primary residence of the resident grower than to dwellings on adjoining properties or to dwellings in the same multifamily development.
ii. Marijuana plants may be located in one cultivation area or in separate cultivation areas throughout a yard.
Number of Marijuana Plants per Lot2
Maximum Cultivation Area Allowed per Lot3
Maximum Marijuana Plant Height4
Minimum Setback from Any Property Line
Minimum Setback from Dwellings on Adjoining Properties5
6 or fewer plants
50 square feet
1Contiguous lots under single ownership shall be considered one lot for the purpose of calculating the dimensional standards for homegrown marijuana.
2Up to four plants for recreational marijuana or six plants for medical marijuana may be grown outdoors.
3All parts of a marijuana plants that are visible above the ground level shall be contained with the perimeter of the cultivation area. Where plants are located separately, the combined total of the individual cultivation areas shall not exceed the maximum cultivation area.
4Marijuana plants shall not exceed ten feet in height from the top of the average surrounding grade.
5Marijuana plants must also be located the setback distance from any multifamily dwelling unit within a multifamily development.
d. Multi-Family Development. Homegrown marijuana may be cultivated outdoors on a lot containing multi-family dwellings in conformance with the requirements of subsection 184.108.40.206.A and provided all of the following requirements are met.
i. The property owner provides written notification to all residents of the development and to the City that verifies the cultivation of marijuana plants will comply with the requirements of subsection 220.127.116.11.A. The written notification shall include the following information.
1. Property owner, property manager, or home owner association representative contact information including the name, address, and phone number(s).
2. Contact information for an onsite resident designated as the primary responsible party for the marijuana plants and maintenance. Contact information shall include the name, address, and phone number of the responsible party.
3. The City requirements for the outdoor cultivation of marijuana including the maximum number of plants per lot and the requirements of subsection 18.104.22.168.A.
5. Indoor Cultivation.
a. Building Code. Any structure, accessory structure, electrical service, plumbing, or mechanical equipment (e.g., lighting, fans, heating and cooling systems) associated with marijuana cultivation shall satisfy the Building Code requirements and obtain all required building permits prior to installation. See section 18.2.5.040 Accessory Buildings and Structures.
b. Light and Glare. Shield lighting systems and use window coverings to confine light and glare from light systems associated with indoor cultivation to the interior of the structure.
c. No dwelling unit shall be used primarily as a place to cultivate marijuana. Vacant or uninhabited dwelling units shall not be used for marijuana cultivation.
B. Marijuana-Related Businesses.
1. Marijuana-related businesses may require Site Design Review under chapter 18.5.2 or a Conditional Use Permit under chapter 18.5.4. See Table 18.2.2.030 – Uses Allowed by Zone for zones where marijuana-related businesses are allowed. See definition of marijuana-related businesses in part 18.6. Marijuana-related businesses shall meet all of the following requirements.
a. The business must be located in a permanent building and may not locate in a trailer, cargo container, or motor vehicle. Outdoor marijuana production, cultivation, and storage of merchandise, raw materials, or other material associated with the business are prohibited.
b. Any modifications to the subject site or exterior of a building housing the business must be consistent with the Site Design Use Standards, and obtain Site Design Review approval if required by section 18.5.2.020. Security bars or grates on windows and doors are prohibited.
c. The business must provide for secure disposal of marijuana remnants or by-products; such remnants or by-products shall not be placed within the business’ exterior refuse containers.
d. Light and Glare. Shield lighting systems and use window coverings to confine light and glare from light systems associated with indoor cultivation so as to confine light and glare to the interior of the structure. Grow light systems within a greenhouse are prohibited.
e. Building Code. Any structure, accessory structure, electrical service, plumbing, or mechanical equipment (e.g., lighting, fans, heating and cooling systems) associated with a business shall satisfy the Building Code requirements and obtain all required building permits prior to installation.
f. Methodology for Measuring Separation Requirements. The following methodology shall be used for marijuana related- businesses that are required to be separated by a specific distance (i.e., marijuana production facility, marijuana wholesale facility, marijuana retail outlet). For the purposes of determining the distance between a marijuana related-business and another marijuana-related business, “within 1,000 feet” means a straight line measurement in a radius extending for 1,000 feet or less in every direction from the closest point anywhere on the premises of an approved marijuana related- business to the closest point anywhere on the premises of a proposed marijuana-related business of the same type. If any portion of the premises of a proposed marijuana related-business is within 1,000 feet of an approved marijuana related business of the same type, it may not be approved. For the purpose of this section, premises is all public and private enclosed areas within a building at the location that are used in the business operation, including offices, kitchens, rest rooms, and storerooms.
g. The property owner shall record a declaration which waives any claim or right to hold the City liable for damages they or a tenant may suffer from state or federal enforcement actions for activities the City permits as a result of its approval of the proposed use or development once such approval is granted. Furthermore, the owner and tenant agrees not to unreasonably disobey the City’s order to halt or suspend business if state or federal authorities order or otherwise subject the City to enforcement to comply with laws in contradiction to the continued operations of the business as permitted under section 22.214.171.124.
h. A marijuana-related business must obtain an approved license or registration from the State of Oregon and meet all applicable Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules.
2. Marijuana Laboratories, Processing, Production, and Wholesale. In addition to the standards described in subsection 126.96.36.199.B.1, above, marijuana laboratories, processing, production, and wholesale shall meet the following requirements as applicable. See definition of marijuana processing and production in part 18.6.
a. Marijuana laboratories, processing, production, and wholesale shall be located 200 feet or more from residential zones.
b. Marijuana Production.
i. Marijuana production shall be limited to 5,000 square feet of gross leasable floor area per lot.
ii. A marijuana production facility shall be located more than 1,000 feet from another marijuana production facility. See subsection 188.8.131.52.B.1.f for methodology for measuring the required distance between marijuana related-businesses.
c. Marijuana Wholesale. A marijuana wholesale facility shall be located more than 1,000 feet from another marijuana wholesale facility. See subsection 184.108.40.206.B.1.f for methodology for measuring the required distance between marijuana related-businesses.
3. Marijuana Retail Sales. In addition to the standards described above in subsection 220.127.116.11.B.1, marijuana retail sales shall meet the following requirements. See definition of marijuana retail sales in part 18.6.
i. Marijuana retail sales are allowed if located on a property with a boundary line adjacent to a boulevard.
ii. Marijuana retail sales, except as allowed above in subsection 18.104.22.168.B.3.a.i, must be located 200 feet or more from a residential zone and are subject to a Conditional Use Permit under chapter 18.5.4.
iii. Marijuana retail sales are not permitted in the Downtown Design Standards Zones.
iv. A marijuana retail sales outlet shall be located more than 1,000 feet from another marijuana retail sales outlet. Medical and recreational marijuana retail sales do not need to be separated by 1,000 feet if located together in one building if the configuration meets all applicable Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules. No more than two registrations or licenses issued by the State of Oregon (e.g., a medical dispensary registration and a recreational sales license) may be located in one building. See subsection 22.214.171.124.B.1.f for methodology for measuring the required distance between marijuana related-businesses.
b. Drive-up Use. The marijuana retail sales outlet must not include a drive-up use.