The window is now open for interested medical marijuana businesses to apply for an available dispensary permit within the city of Marysville. The city is also accepting applications for commercial cannabis companies looking to grow indoors, manufacture and test – activities other than growing outdoors or retail sales.

Marysville has had a medical marijuana dispensary permit up for grabs since earlier this year when officials denied a license renewal request from the Marysville Cannabis Company for providing “misleading and false information” on the renewal applications.

The other available permit allowed in the city’s municipal code is held by River City Phoenix, which is expected to open up shop this fall at a new building the company is constructing.

City Council members revised the dispensary permit application process at their June 5 meeting. The revision essentially streamlined the application process – what used to take four phases now requires one phase. In order to apply, an interested company must also pay the city a one-time $10,000 application fee.

“We are pleased to offer this great investment opportunity to dispensary applicants who have the business acumen and financial capacity to partner with the City of Marysville in bringing safe patient access to medical cannabis while also investing in the community and city’s future,” said City Manager Marti Brown.

Interested parties will have until 4 p.m. on Aug. 20 to submit applications for the available medical marijuana dispensary license. Application packets and information about the process can be obtained at the Community Development and Services Department.

Applicants are required to include a number of documents upfront, including criminal history/background check forms, copies of social security cards and driver’s license of principals, performance agreements, a neighborhood responsibility plan, floor plans, odor control plans and security plans, among other things. Applicants must also obtain a conditional use permit application number and zoning verification letter prior to submitting.

“We’re confident that the city has developed the best safety and compliance protocols for medical marijuana dispensaries and commercial cannabis businesses in the region, and we’re looking forward to working with serious and qualified candidates,” said Marysville Police Chief Chris Sachs.

The city is also accepting applications from commercial cannabis businesses. City Council members established an ordinance earlier this year allowing certain commercial activities like indoor cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, processing, packaging, labeling, transportation, delivery and lab testing.

Commercial cannabis business applications are now available at the Community Development and Services Department. There are four different permit types, depending on the size of the operation.

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