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In addition to the general operating requirements set forth in this chapter, this section provides additional requirements for cannabis commercial cultivation.

A. Outdoor Commercial Cultivation Prohibited. The cultivation of cannabis for commercial use may only be conducted within a fully enclosed space.

B. Type of Permit. Depending on the size of the facility, and in accordance with the tables in SMC 17.360.060, administrative approval or a conditional use permit shall be required for cannabis commercial cultivation. For purposes of determining the facility size, square footage shall be defined by calculating the gross square footage of the structure or portion of the structure occupied by the cannabis business, not the plant canopy area. For purposes of these regulations, nursery means a use that produces only clones, immature plants, seeds, and other agricultural products used specifically for the planting, propagation, and cultivation of cannabis.

C. Microbusiness. In addition to compliance with permit and operating requirements set forth in this chapter for cannabis cultivation, a cannabis microbusiness which includes cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and/or retail within one State license shall comply with all permit and operating requirements set forth in this chapter for cannabis manufacturing, distribution, and/or retail (dispensary) and delivery as applicable to the combination of uses within the license. Microbusinesses shall be subject to the City’s limits on the maximum number of cannabis retail facilities.

D. Pesticides. The cultivation of cannabis must be conducted in accordance with all applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations governing the use of pesticides. Any fumigation or insecticidal fogging shall comply with the fire code. (Ord. 1147 §2 (Exh. A), 2023)