On Monday, the City Council voted to make buffer zones smaller for marijuana retail stores. Previously, the state law required a 1,000 foot buffer.
The buffer has been reduced to 500 feet from certain establishments such as daycares, parks, etc. The 1,000 foot buffer between schools and pot shops stays in effect.
The buffer is reduced even further to 250 feet in downtown. This will make it easier for visitors to the city to purchase marijuana instead of trekking to other parts of the city.