§ 23-357. Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and Treatment Centers


Effective on Tuesday, April 18, 2017
  • Medical marijuana dispensaries may be permitted in the PF – Professional and C-3 Highway Commercial zoning districts as designated in Table 23-421. Zoning approval of applications for the establishment of a dispensary shall be granted only in accordance with the provisions of this chapter with the following conditions:

            (a) Business floor area shall not exceed five thousand five hundred (5,500) square feet in size.

            (b) Business shall be located within three thousand (3,000) feet of a hospital or urgent care facility.

            (c) Medical marijuana may be sold at a dispensary holding a valid license from the Florida Department of Health and local business tax receipt issued by the city between the hours of 7:00 am and 9:00 pm. (This is current State requirement.) 

            (d) No medical marijuana shall be sold within the corporate city limits at any place of business, location or establishment holding a valid license from the Florida Department of Health within five hundred (500) feet of any real property that comprises an established private or public elementary, middle or secondary school or substance abuse rehabilitation facility.            

            (e) The distance of five hundred (500) feet shall be measured as follows:

                    (1) Pertaining to established schools. Five hundred (500) feet from the nearest point of the building or the place of business, location or establishment to the nearest point of the real property containing the school facilities.     

                    (2) Measurement. The distance of five hundred (500) feet shall be measured in a straight line. 

            (f) Security measures on premises shall meet or exceed State requirements and shall include a camera located on all exterior entrances or exits

(Ord. No. 2017-05, § 1, 04-18-2017)