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Medical Marijuana Regulations

Medical Marijuana Facility and Cultivation Regulations

Goodyear City Council adopted regulations pertaining to medical marijuana on January 24, 2011 by Ordinance 11-1231. The City regulates the location and development standards for dispensaries and cultivation locations. A Zoning Permit must be obtained prior to the issuance of a building permit or business license for a medical marijuana facility. Applications must be complete and will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Regulations for qualifying patients and designated caregivers were also approved and are available below. Any questions regarding these regulations should be directed to the Development Services Department at 623-932-3005 or by email.

Ordinance 11-1231

Rules for Dispensaries

Medical Marijuana dispensaries are permitted in the I-1 (Light Industrial) and I-2 (General Industrial) zoning districts. Dispensaries must be located at least 1-mile from other medical marijuana facilities, 500-feet from a residential zoning district, and 1,000 feet from schools, places of worship, daycares, public parks, community centers, and adult businesses. A dispensary may be up to 2,500 square feet in size.

For additional regulations, please refer to Ordinance 11-1231 or the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Checklist

Rules for Cultivation Locations

Medical Marijuana cultivation locations are permitted in the I-1 (Light Industrial) and I-2 (General Industrial) zoning districts. Cultivation locations must be located at least 1-mile from other medical marijuana facilities, 500-feet from a residential zoning district, and 1,000 feet from schools, places of worship, daycares, public parks, community centers, and adult businesses. A dispensary may be up to 5,000 square feet in size.

For additional regulations, please refer to Ordinance 11-1231 or the Medical Marijuana Cultivation Checklist

Medical Marijuana Facility Zoning Permit Application

Map of Allowed Medical Marijuana Facility Locations (informational only)

Regulations for Qualifying Patients

Regulations for Designated Caregivers

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