Agency: 
Santa Cruz
County: 
Santa Cruz
Ordinance: 
The planning commission or the city council on appeal, may grant an exception to the six-hundred-foot distance requirement between the medical marijuana provider association dispensary and the above-referenced uses, except in the case of proximity to public educational uses, only if findings are made that the general public benefit that could be served by the issuance of the special use permit would outweigh concerns regarding intensity of use, land use compatibility and public health and safety. The burden of proof is on the Applicant to demonstrate that the overall effect would be positive. 6.90.020 RECOGNIZED STATUS OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROVIDER ASSOCIATIONS, QUALIFIED PATIENTS AND PRIMARY CAREGIVERS.