Retail Marijuana Ordinance

The City of Portland is in the process of drafting ordinances to govern the medical and recreational marijuana industries in the City. This will include zoning restrictions, as well as licensing, fire and life safety, code, and operational requirements. Once those ordinances are in place, all marijuana businesses will have to comply.

At this time, we do not expect that any businesses will be allowed to continue operating outside of those requirements unless they have previously received municipal approval in the form of a change of use permit or site plan approval. This means that if you are unable to meet the City’s requirements, you may have to modify, relocate, or close your business.

We encourage you to keep checking this page to stay informed of the City's process, and to prepare your business for potential changes. Additional information can be found below in the related documents section.

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