Retail marijuana stores making their way to the Homer Spit is once again on the table at City Hall.
In a tie vote broken by Mayor Brian Zak, the council introduced an ordinance at their Monday meeting that would allow just that. The Cannabis Advisory Commission had recommended that the council open up the Spit to retail marijuana establishments in August 2017. The ordinance introduced would allow the sale of commercial marijuana products on the Homer Spit, an area where thus far that has not been allowed.
In planning terms, the Spit is the city’s Marine Commercial District. When the city was drafting its regulations for commercial marijuana, it did not include that district along with those where marijuana retail facilities would be allowed. Right now, the only districts where marijuana stores can set up shop are in Homer’s central business district, general commercial districts one and two, and the East End mixed use district.
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