CANNABIS INTERIM ORDINANCE – THURSTON COUNTY PUBLIC HEARING

Please attend to show your concern

Date: April 25, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m.
or attend/speak at the Board of Commissioners Public Hearing on

April 11, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

Location: Room 280, Building 1 Thurston County Courthouse Complex, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98501

84 commercial/industrial marijuana production operations have been approved or are under review in Thurston County.

54 ARE LOCATED WITHIN RURAL RESIDENTIAL OR AGRICULTURAL ZONES OF THE COUNTY.

It is time to tell the Thurston County Board of Commissioners, AGAIN, that we are opposed to allowing Marijuana Commercial farm operations in rural residential or agricultural neighborhoods.

For more information contact:   N.O.P.E. - Neighbors Opposing Pot Environs
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If you cannot attend either meeting, please email Jeremy Davis,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call him at 754-3355 ex. 7010 to express your concern by 4:00 p.m. on April 25th.  Or mail comments no later than April 25, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. to Jeremy Davis, Senior Planner Thurston County Resource Stewardship Department, C/O Jeremy Davis, Senior Planner, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98502

Proposed changes to the current Interim Ordinance include: Adding a cap on the number of state registered medical marijuana cooperatives permitted in the county. The current proposal would allow up to ten cooperatives. Allow limited utilities such as wells and septic systems to encroach into the 100 foot residential zone setback.

WELLS AND SEPTIC SYSTEMS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENCROACH INTO THE 100 FOOT RESIDENTIAL ZONE SETBACK.

Marijuana is considered hazardous wastewater according to state regulations and should not be discharged into individual septic systems or allowed to contaminate our well water or aquifers.

The attached research (click here, or scroll to bottom) discusses the social and environmental impacts of large-scale marijuana operations.

PLEASE attend the April 11 or April 25 public hearings, or write an email or letter to express your concerns about the commercial/industrial marijuana production and processing operations/farms that are being approved in rural residential and agricultural zones of unincorporated Thurston County. Such large-scale operations belong in commercial or industrial zones ONLY.

Your voice matters. Those who have addressed the County Commissioners through writing or speaking have made a difference.

Attached Research: Marijuana's Impact on Communities and the Environment (PDF)

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