Grow space "impossible" to find in Anchorage, says Realtor

GrowerGoneWild

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proposed land use ordinance would restrict marijuana businesses to certain areas. Retail would be restricted to B-3 commercial zones, in deep red on the map. Cultivation and manufacturing would confined to industrial zones, in light gray on the map. Anything within the dotted lines would violate a proposed 1,000-foot buffer zone from schools and playgrounds. Map/Courtesy/Municipality of Anchorage
"AAC 306.010. License restrictions. (a) The board will not issue a marijuana
establishment license if the licensed premises will be located within 500 feet of a school, a
recreation or youth center, a building in which religious services are regularly conducted, or a
correctional facility. "

Wierd, I have a copy of rules 1-9 and it says 500 foot. I might be out of date.

When I was attending the rules and reg session. The point of changing the 1000 to 500 was for smaller communities and villages.
 

GrowerGoneWild

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The distance rules are total bullshit anyways. Look at North star elementary, there are 3 businesses that are next to the school, Brown Jug Liquor, Hula Hands and Rileys.. They all serve alcohol and are under 1000 ft. Yes I understand that the rules are for illicit narcotics but alcohol is a drug too.
 

elkamino

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Wierd, I have a copy of rules 1-9 and it says 500 foot. I might be out of date.
Right? My post was simply the caption for the ADN graphic, not fact checked, and I don't know much other than is currently being discussed by the assembly. They took comment on it last Thurs night but I believe the 1000' is being reconsidered in ANC as per (note bolded):

Amendment to Marijuana Land Use Ordinance AO 2016-3(S) :
AN ORDINANCE ADDING A NEW ANCHORAGE MUNICIPAL CODE (NEW CODE) SECTION 21.03.105, MARIJUANA—SPECIAL LAND USE PERMIT; ADDING A NEW SECTION 21.05.055, MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS; AMENDING VARIOUS OTHER SECTIONS OF NEW CODE TO ACCOMMODATE MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS; ADDING A NEW ANCHORAGE MUNICIPAL CODE (OLD CODE) SECTION 21.50.420, CONDITIONAL USE STANDARDS—MARIJUANA; AMENDING THE CONDITIONAL USE PROCESS, DEFINITIONS, AND THE B-2A, B-2B, AND B-2C DISTRICTS TO ALLOW RETAIL MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT; AND AMENDING ANCHORAGE MUNICIPAL CODE OF REGULATIONS CHAPTER 21.05. Submitted by: Assembly Member Flynn PROPOSED AMENDMENT Purpose/Summary of amendments: Use-specific standards for all marijuana establishments under AMC 21.05.055A.2 (new title 21) and use-specific conditional use standards for marijuana retail sales establishments under AMC 21.50.420C (old title 21) include separation distances from protected land uses. These separation distance measurements are not intended to be the shortest distance point-to-point, “as the crow flies”, disregarding the vagaries of intervening terrain. The purpose of this set of amendments is two-fold: 1) to reduce the separation distance for protected land uses in AMC 21.05.055A.2.a (new code) and AMC 21.50.420C.1.a (old code) from 1,000 feet to 500 feet; and 2) to clarify that the “pedestrian route” separation distance in AMC 21.05.055A.2.d. and AMC 21.50.420C.1.d is the measurement of a realistic pedestrian route, considering topography and highway barriers to pedestrian traffic, and not “as the crow flies”.

http://muni.org/PublicNotice/Documents/4 PF Floor Amendment 2016-3(S) (MJ Land Use) Distance Measurement 500 feet.pdf
 

GrowerGoneWild

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Right? My post was simply the caption for the ADN graphic, not fact checked, and I don't know much other than is currently being discussed by the assembly. They took comment on it last Thurs night but I believe the 1000' is being reconsidered in ANC as per (note bolded):

Amendment to Marijuana Land Use Ordinance AO 2016-3(S) :
AN ORDINANCE ADDING A NEW ANCHORAGE MUNICIPAL CODE (NEW CODE) SECTION 21.03.105, MARIJUANA—SPECIAL LAND USE PERMIT; ADDING A NEW SECTION 21.05.055, MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS; AMENDING VARIOUS OTHER SECTIONS OF NEW CODE TO ACCOMMODATE MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS; ADDING A NEW ANCHORAGE MUNICIPAL CODE (OLD CODE) SECTION 21.50.420, CONDITIONAL USE STANDARDS—MARIJUANA; AMENDING THE CONDITIONAL USE PROCESS, DEFINITIONS, AND THE B-2A, B-2B, AND B-2C DISTRICTS TO ALLOW RETAIL MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT; AND AMENDING ANCHORAGE MUNICIPAL CODE OF REGULATIONS CHAPTER 21.05. Submitted by: Assembly Member Flynn PROPOSED AMENDMENT Purpose/Summary of amendments: Use-specific standards for all marijuana establishments under AMC 21.05.055A.2 (new title 21) and use-specific conditional use standards for marijuana retail sales establishments under AMC 21.50.420C (old title 21) include separation distances from protected land uses. These separation distance measurements are not intended to be the shortest distance point-to-point, “as the crow flies”, disregarding the vagaries of intervening terrain. The purpose of this set of amendments is two-fold: 1) to reduce the separation distance for protected land uses in AMC 21.05.055A.2.a (new code) and AMC 21.50.420C.1.a (old code) from 1,000 feet to 500 feet; and 2) to clarify that the “pedestrian route” separation distance in AMC 21.05.055A.2.d. and AMC 21.50.420C.1.d is the measurement of a realistic pedestrian route, considering topography and highway barriers to pedestrian traffic, and not “as the crow flies”.

http://muni.org/PublicNotice/Documents/4 PF Floor Amendment 2016-3(S) (MJ Land Use) Distance Measurement 500 feet.pdf
Well I'm going to the zoning meeting, I gotta find out whats going on. 500 ft as defined by pedestrian route opens up alot of space.
 

GrowerGoneWild

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If you think about it, this is the way to make big players a monopoly in the market. If only a few spots can open up. There are PLENTY of B2-B3 sites that could have a limited cultivation spot open up.
 

nvhak49

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I plan on going to the meeting tomorrow too. Hoped they make it better and open more areas, wish they would allow for home growing.
 

elkamino

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There are PLENTY of B2-B3 sites that could have a limited cultivation spot open up.
wish they would allow for home growing.
YES. Early on in this process I understood the limited cultivation license was actually intended to encourage smaller growers to make the move to the legal market, pay taxes, improve quality, etc. Requiring grows to be outside a home/garage increases costs bigtime and makes the state's goal of ending the black market more difficult and less likely. :roll:
 

elkamino

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@GrowerGoneWild
@nvhak49

Cool you guys are going to the meeting. I'm going too. I'll be solo, have black glasses, ball cap, jeans and green shirt if you'd like to connect in person.

I'm looking at the agenda and wondering when to arrive- you guys know how long the housekeeping at the start of the meeting takes? :joint:
 

GrowerGoneWild

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YES. Early on in this process I understood the limited cultivation license was actually intended to encourage smaller growers to make the move to the legal market, pay taxes, improve quality, etc. Requiring grows to be outside a home/garage increases costs bigtime and makes the state's goal of ending the black market more difficult and less likely. :roll:
For real..

Just running bio track marijuana tracking system is going to cost 300 a month. 1K startup fee.
SOA, hasn't even decided on a tracking system yet. I'm working with an IT guy to make a tracking system. I dont understand the complicated
reasons for bringing in an out of state system.

And then there's the security issue.. at least 1k for the video system.
 

GrowerGoneWild

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@GrowerGoneWild
@nvhak49

Cool you guys are going to the meeting. I'm going too. I'll be solo, have black glasses, ball cap, jeans and green shirt if you'd like to connect in person.

I'm looking at the agenda and wondering when to arrive- you guys know how long the housekeeping at the start of the meeting takes? :joint:
I dunno.. I'll be there early, and leaving late. Im the guy rocking the grodan ballcap.
 

nvhak49

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I'll be in a grey and orange mountain hardware jacket, plan on going for most of the meeting. Are you guys having any luck finding a location?
 

elkamino

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I'll be in a grey and orange mountain hardware jacket, plan on going for most of the meeting. Are you guys having any luck finding a location?
I'm only dreaming about it, I'd LOVE to do the 500 SF limited cult license but really have no $$$ at all. I could afford the license but as GrowerGoneWild mentions there's endless bs fees and no places hardly to rent. Totally keeping out the little guy. Really the biggest I could do would be to blow up a 6' x 6' lol. But I'm a tenant in a multiplex and can't flower right now anyway. Just keeping a few girls veggin for when I do get space.

You having any luck?

I'll keep my eye out for both of you tomorrow night.
 

GrowerGoneWild

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I'm only dreaming about it, I'd LOVE to do the 500 SF limited cult license but really have no $$$ at all. I could afford the license but as GrowerGoneWild mentions there's endless bs fees and no places hardly to rent. Totally keeping out the little guy. Really the biggest I could do would be to blow up a 6' x 6' lol. But I'm a tenant in a multiplex and can't flower right now anyway. Just keeping a few girls veggin for when I do get space.

You having any luck?

I'll keep my eye out for both of you tomorrow night.
Well I'm going go check out one spot in the port, the only problem is that they want cultivation to take place in a permanent structure.. I'm not sure if a job trailer would qualify.

I have some budget.. I'm looking to spend around 20-30G for setup/lic/etc... I'm not about just pumping out flowers. I have other projects I'l rather work on but to be compliant with MOA/SOA rules I'll have to get a limited cultivator lic.
 

elkamino

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Had to leave early, couldn't stand listening to Demboski nickel and dime the voters intent to REGULATE CANNABIS LIKE ALCOHOL.
 

elkamino

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Funny, so much talk from Domboski and what maybe 10 ammendments , all about protecting the children from these regulated mj businesses. They're too close to churches, too close to playgrounds, too close to homeless centers.

Holy shit how many kids have been hurt in any way by cannabis? Certainly fewer than have been raped at church. :wall::wall::wall:
 
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