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The Flagstaff City Council Will Discuss Recreational Marijuana At Tuesday’s Work Session

The Flagstaff City Council will discuss a recreational marijuana social equity license program, and a proposed fourth amendment to the Timber Sky Annexation and Development Agreement on Tuesday. The “Smart and Safe Arizona Act” was passed by Arizona voters in November and it became effective in December. The Act maintains that the use of marijuana should be legal for persons 21 and older and it decriminalized the use and possession of up to one ounce of recreational marijuana by a person who is at least 21. It also allows for marijuana establishments. In March, the City Council adopted an ordinance that enacted regulations regarding the use and sale of recreational marijuana in Flagstaff. One of these regulations prohibits the operation of recreational marijuana establishments in the city. Currently, social equity licenses are only for recreational marijuana so if the Council decides to not remove the dual licensee limitation, social equity licensees will not be able to operate in Flagstaff. If Council would like to allow social equity license holders to operate in Flagstaff, it will need to direct staff to come back to Council with an amendment to the current ordinance. Council will also discuss a proposed fourth amendment to the Timber Sky Annexation and Development Agreement. This amendment will include an increase in the number of affordable units from 100 to 160 in blocks 1, 2, 9, or 13. The developer intends to fulfill this obligation through rental, deed restriction, or Community Land Trust (CLT) units. The council’s work session begins at 3 p.m. with limited seating in council chambers, or you can watch it on the city’s website.

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