BILLINGS — Recreational marijuana dispensaries might be coming inside the city limits if voters approve in the upcoming Nov. 2 election, but that still leaves the question of where they can operate in the city.
Proposed zoning law calls for marijuana dispensaries to be separated 600 feet from religious facilities, schools and parks with playgrounds and 350 feet from residential neighborhoods.
The dispensaries would be limited to heavy commercial and light industrial zone districts.
City staff released a map showing the approximate locations where dispensaries would be able to operate, which is shown below:
City of Billings The area in green marks zoning districts where marijuana dispensaries could be located under proposed city zoning law.
The Council will see a first reading on marijuana business regulations at its meeting next week on Oct. 25. Click here to find the Council agenda and links to the complete documents.
The Billings City Council has a goal to get marijuana business regulations signed by Dec. 1, to have the regulations take effect by the start of next year, when medical dispensaries in good standing with the local and state laws can start selling to adults over 21.
The current proposed dispensary separation distances