70 (c) Medical Cannabis means all parts of any plant of the genus Cannabis, whether
growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every
72 compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant or its seeds or resin.
(d) Medical Cannabis Activities means the growing, cultivation, processing, and
74 wholesale and retail sale of Medical Cannabis, Low-THC Cannabis, and Derivative Products, or
any subset of such activities, or any related activities.
76 Section 3. Study and Review; Purpose.
(a) During the moratorium period described in Section 4 of this ordinance, the County
78 staff, including the Zoning Division, is hereby directed to study Medical Cannabis Activities and
their impact on the health, safety, and welfare of residents and businesses located within the County,
80 and to develop and recommend land development regulations for Medical Cannabis Activities in
the unincorporated areas of the County, and any other relevant regulations and recommendations,
82 with such recommendations and proposed regulations being delivered to the Board of County
Commissioners within a reasonable time before the expiration of this moratorium.
84 (b) The ultimate purpose of such review and study by the staff 1s to propose
amendments to Chapter 38 of the Orange County Code for Medical Cannabis Activities within the
86 unincorporated area of Orange County.
Section 4. Moratorium period. Except as set forth below in subsection 4(b) of
88 this ordinance, until the effective date of an ordinance establishing new or amended land
development regulations concerning Medical Cannabis Activities within unincorporated Orange
90 County, or until May 23, 2017, whichever date is earlier, no development permits shall be issued
for any Medical Cannabis Activities. Furthermore, the review of any applications for such