On February 7, 2017, the City of Monmouth adopted amendments to the Monmouth City Code (MCC) Title 18: Zoning, regarding recreational marijuana facilities. These include recreational marijuana retail sales facilities, production and processing facilities, testing laboratories, and wholesale sales facilities. All recreational marijuana facilities must be licensed by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC).
The amendments allow licensed recreational marijuana retail sales facilities as a permitted use in the following commercial zones subject to the requirements of MCC 18.05.125 (2):
- Main Street District (MSD) Zone;
- Highway Commercial (CH) Zone;
- Commercial Retail (CR) Zone; and
- Commercial Retail Transitional (CRT) Zone.
Recreational marijuana retail facilities are not allowed in the Commercial Office (CO) Zone.
The amendments allow licensed recreational marijuana production and processing facilities, testing laboratories, and wholesale sales facilities as permitted uses in each of the following industrial zones, subject to the requirements of MCC 18.05.125 (3), which includes Design Review:
- Light Industrial (IL) Zone;
- Industrial Park (IP) Zone; and
- General Industrial (GI) Zone.
The amendments prohibit licensed recreational marijuana facilities within all residential zones.
MCC 18.05.215 Recreational Marijuana Facilities
MCC 18.10.120 Design Review for Industrial Uses
Design Review Application
A Business Registration is required prior to opening a new business in Monmouth:
Business Registration Application