Cannabis Rules

The Cannabis Regulation Act legalized the consumption and retail sale of cannabis statewide, but the law gives local jurisdictions some say in establishing rules in their communities. Here’s what the law says towns, cities and counties can and cannot do in imposing laws within their jurisdictions.

Local jurisdiction may:

      • Adopt rules for the time, place and manner in which cannabis can be sold, including rules that reasonably limit the number of cannabis establishments in the community and their hours of operation;
      • Set distance requirements between cannabis establishments and schools and daycare facilities so long as the distance does not exceed 300 feet;
      • Allow for consumption of cannabis within an indoor or outdoor consumption area so long as access to the area is restricted to persons age 21 or older and the consumption area does not conflict with the Dee Johnson Clean Indoor Air Act or the Cannabis Regulation Act.

Local jurisdictions shall not:

      • Completely prohibit the operation of a licensed cannabis establishment;
      • Prevent the transportation of cannabis products on public roads by a cannabis licensee, including producers and couriers;
      • Prohibit or limit signage identifying a building as a cannabis establishment;
      • Require that a cannabis establishment or consumption area to be more than 300 feet from an existing school or daycare;
      • Require an existing cannabis licensee to relocate from its premises.
      • Prohibit people from growing their own cannabis under the rules set forth in the Cannabis regulation Act.
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