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(1) The payment of a cannabis retailer tax required by this chapter, and its acceptance by the city, shall not entitle any person to operate as a cannabis retailer unless the person has complied with all of the requirements of this code, MAUCRSA, and all other applicable state laws.

(2) No tax paid under the provisions of this chapter shall be construed as authorizing the conduct or continuance of any illegal or unlawful business, or any business in violation of any local or state law.

(3) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as in conflict with state or federal law.

(4) It shall be the responsibility of the owners and managers of a cannabis retailer to ensure that the cannabis retailer is, at all times, operating in a manner compliant with the protection of public health, safety, and community standards, including all applicable state and local laws and regulations, including any subsequently enacted state or local law or regulatory, licensing, or certification standards or requirements, and any specific, additional operating procedures or requirements, which may be imposed as conditions of approval of any state or city license or permit. (Ord. 730 § 6, 2022).