PROPOSED PHSZD ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

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Paradise Hills Special Zoning District Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance amendments are required from time to time due to changes in state or federal laws, Bernalillo County regulations, changes in the Bernalillo County Comprehensive Plan, or changes in other public policy.

Some proposed amendments originate from multiple requests from our neighbors because our Ordinances or Enforcement regulations are not preserving property values, community safety, or quality of life.

All proposed amendments will be open for public comments and decided by a Commission vote at an advertised public meeting with a quorum of commissioners present in the next thirty days. Please give the Commission your input and comments by sending them to contact@paradisehillsspecialzoning.org

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Proposed PHSZD Ordinance Amendments

THE COMMISSION REVISED ORDINANCE NUMBERS  IN AN OUTLINE NUMBER SYSTEM FOR QUICKER REFERENCE. EDITORIAL AND GRAMMATICAL CORRECTIONS ARE NOT INCLUDED AS SEPARATE AMENDMENTS BECAUSE THE ORDINANCE REQUIREMENTS ARE UNCHANGED. NEW SECTIONS ARE GIVEN NEW NUMBERS.

Cannabis
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State Law approves cannabis uses and businesses and requires local jurisdictions to adopt conforming ordinances. Because Bernalillo County issues business licenses and conducted a comprehensive review, the PHSZD Commission proposes to adopt Bernalillo County-approved Ordinance.

Bernalillo County – Bernalillo County commissioners approved regulations for the commercial production, processing, sale, and consumption of cannabis within the unincorporated areas of the county – outside the city limits of Albuquerque.

The new regulations work in tandem with state regulations allowing businesses to legally grow and produce marijuana products while also protecting the property and personal space of county residents.

Highlights of the regulations include: 

  • Personal production and consumption is permitted in all county zones

  • All growers, producers, dispensary, or lounge owners shall be licensed

  • All licensed facilities must be at least 300 feet from a school or day care

  • Outdoor production is allowed, subject to area limitations tied to the size of the property

  • Production and processing facilities must be properly ventilated to include a carbon filtration system

  • Lounges, or businesses that sell consumables, including cannabis flowers, must also have a carbon filtration system

  • Lounges cannot allow smoking of cannabis flowers outdoors; however, smoking is allowed inside a building, meeting county requirements

  • Access to cannabis consumption areas open to consumers is restricted to persons 21 years of age and older.

The cannabis regulations, when completed and posted, can be found here: https://library.municode.com/nm/bernalillo_county/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=BECOCO_APXAZO_ZOBUPLDE.

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