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Legislative History First Reading: Augus

Legislative History First Reading: August 15, 2022 Second Reading: September 13, 2022 Newspaper Publication Date: Action: Vote: Yes: No: Absent: CITY OF WADENA, MINNESOTA Ordinance No. 238 AN ORDINANCE DECLARING A TEMPORARY MORATORIUM WITHIN THE CITY OF WADENA ON EDIBLE CANNABINOID PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM HEMP The City Council of the City of Wadena Minnesota ordains: WHEREAS, the 2022 Minnesota State Legislature amended Minnesota Statutes §151.72 to allow the sale of certain cannabinoid products derived from hemp; and WHEREAS, the zoning ordinances, licensing framework and other regulations of the City of Wadena presently do not address the issues presented by the expanded authority to sell certain cannabinoid products derived from hemp; and WHEREAS, the City Council desires to have the issue of edible cannabinoid products derived from hemp studied further by the City Staff and obtain input from Wadena residents, and other interested parties; and WHEREAS, the City Council has requested the City Staff study the issue of edible cannabinoid products derived from hemp at the earliest possible time and provide its report and recommendation with respect to possible new zoning or licensing ordinance or other regulations that are necessary and desirable; and WHEREAS, in the meantime the City Council desires that no product sale or the development, construction or creation, or new permitting of any business or activities involved with edible cannabinoid products derived from hemp occur within the City until such study, recommendations and decisions are completed and made, as the case may be; and WHEREAS, accordingly the City Council believes that it is in the best interest of the City of Wadena that a temporary moratorium be imposed involving edible cannabinoids derived from hemp within the City of Wadena. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Wadena, Minnesota, that the following regulations be adopted as an Ordinance of the City of Wadena: 1. No person, firm, entity, or corporation shall sell such product or construct, develop or create a business, or receive a new permit to conduct any activity involving edible cannabinoid products derived from hemp in the city until the earlier of (i) February 1, 2023 or (ii) the effective date of ordinance provisions relating edible cannabinoid products derived from hemp in the City of Wadena. 2. This Ordinance is adopted pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes Section 462.355, Subdivision 4. 3. The purpose and intent of this Ordinance is set forth in the above whereas clauses. 4. This Ordinance shall be effective immediately upon adoption. 5. This Ordinance shall be published once in the official newspaper of the City of Wadena. 6. City Staff is hereby directed to study the issues presented by edible cannabinoid products derived from hemp and provide its report and recommendations to the City Council as soon as possible. Emergency Ordinance Adopted by the City Council this 15th day of August 2022. George Deiss, Mayor ATTEST: Kim Schroeder, City Administrator 9/1