OLCC Creates Land Use Form for Recreational Marijuana Licensees
Land Use Compatibility Statement Requires Local Government Approval
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has created a Land Use Compatibility Statement (LUCS) form for determining if a proposed recreational marijuana business complies with local governments’ land use planning regulations.
Prospective applicants for State of Oregon Recreational Marijuana Licenses are required to submit the LUCS form, posted on the OLCC website, to ensure a proposed land use (e.g. a grow operation; retail outlet) is consistent with a local government’s comprehensive land use plan and regulations.
A recreational marijuana license applicant is required to submit the LUCS form to the appropriate city or county planning office where the prospective Recreational Marijuana licensed business proposes to operate. Local governments are required to use the form to indicate whether the proposed use is compatible.
Before the OLCC can process an application the applicant will need to submit a completed LUCS form.
Local governments are NOT required to begin processing LUCS forms until January 4, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.