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File #: R-21-165   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted
File created: 6/7/2021 In control: City Council
Final action: 6/21/2021
Enactment date: 6/30/2021 Enactment #: R-2021-040
Title: Establishing A Moratorium To Prohibit Cannabis Retail, Cannabis Cultivation, And Cannabis Manufacturing Uses In The Old Town Historic Protection Overlay Zone Until The Sooner Of July 1, 2022 Or When The 2021 Integrated Development Ordinance Annual Update Becomes Effective (Benton)
Attachments: 1. R-165, 2. R-165Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
6/30/2021 City Clerk Published  Action details
6/29/2021 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
6/25/2021 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
6/21/2021 City Council PassedPass Action details
6/7/2021 City Council Introduced  Action details
6/7/2021 President To be heard at the Council Meeting  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-21-165 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton


RESOLUTION
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Establishing A Moratorium To Prohibit Cannabis Retail, Cannabis Cultivation, And Cannabis Manufacturing Uses In The Old Town Historic Protection Overlay Zone Until The Sooner Of July 1, 2022 Or When The 2021 Integrated Development Ordinance Annual Update Becomes Effective (Benton)
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ESTABLISHING A MORATORIUM TO PROHIBIT CANNABIS RETAIL, CANNABIS CULTIVATION, AND CANNABIS MANUFACTURING USES IN THE OLD TOWN HISTORIC PROTECTION OVERLAY ZONE UNTIL THE SOONER OF JULY 1, 2022 OR WHEN THE 2021 INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE ANNUAL UPDATE BECOMES EFFECTIVE.
WHEREAS, during a special legislative session in 2021 the State of New Mexico's legislature passed House Bill 2, the Cannabis Regulation Act; and
WHEREAS, this legislation legalizes adult-use cannabis in the state of New Mexico, which will be available no later than Spring of 2022; and
WHEREAS, the City of Albuquerque's Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) currently contains regulations for Cannabis Retail, Cannabis Cultivation, and Cannabis Manufacturing as explicitly defined land uses; and
WHEREAS, as the City welcomes cannabis businesses into the City, it must also carefully consider possible impacts on Old Town to honor the community's past efforts to preserve its historic character, and to account for how its character contributes to the economic and cultural welfare of our City; and
WHEREAS, the City is presently in the process of finalizing the 2020 IDO annual update, but needs additional time to evaluate potential zoning limits for cannabis within Old Town and to meet procedural obligations with respect to any cannabis limitations or restrictions that may be established for Old Town; and
WHEREAS, the next opportunity to address cannabis uses within Old Town will be as part of the 2021 updates to the IDO whi...

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