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(1) Purpose. The purpose and intent of this section is to permit and regulate the testing of medicinal cannabis and cannabis products in order to promote the health, safety, morals, and general welfare of the residents and businesses within the city. The city intends to be on the forefront of medicinal cannabis research and testing. The city is authorized to regulate this activity pursuant to state law.

(2) Scope – Medicinal Cannabis Only. This section permits and regulates cannabis and cannabis products testing, pursuant to state law, including MAUCRSA. Subject to the terms of this chapter, testing permits may be issued by the city for the testing of medicinal cannabis and cannabis products pursuant to and in accordance with state law, including MAUCRSA.

(3) Testing of cannabis and cannabis products requires a development agreement with the city and must be located within the applicable permit zone.

(4) Each testing permittee must employ at least one full-time quality control personnel employee.

(5) Testing permittees must operate, and all cannabis and cannabis products must be properly tested by testing permittees, in accordance with applicable state law.

(6) All testing devices used by a testing permittee must be “UL listed,” and/or otherwise approved for the intended use by the city’s building official, the fire department or other person designated by the city manager or designee.

(7) Each testing permittee must notify the State Department of Public Health and the city manager, or the city manager’s designee, within one business day after the receipt of notice of any kind that its accreditation has been denied, suspended, or revoked. (Ord. 673 § 9, 2017).

* Code reviser’s note: Ord. 673 adds this section as 5.20.140. It has been editorially renumbered to prevent duplication of numbering.