Marijuana Business Uses in Boulder County

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What does this data set describe?

Title: Marijuana Business Uses in Boulder County
Data Source: Marijuana Business License applications entered into Accela database and a 2010 pdf report from Matt Cook in Department of Revenue (DOR) with a list of all MMC or MMIP state licenses in Boulder County. Marijuana business uses are updated monthly using Accela data, verification from the Boulder County licensing authority, and internet searches to verify data within the cities. Any marijuana business uses located in Agricultural Zoning Districts are considered non-conforming (or illegal). They should still have a 500 foot buffer put around them in case they intersect with one of the zoning districts that allows MMCs and requires them to be spaced. But they would not be impacted themselves under zoning by the buffers (Dale Case email 8/19/2011).
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    , 20140528, Marijuana Business Uses in Boulder County.

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  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):

      • Entity point (71)

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      The map projection used is NAD 1983 HARN StatePlane Colorado North FIPS 0501.

      Projection parameters:
      Standard_Parallel: 39.71666666666667
      Standard_Parallel: 40.78333333333333
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -105.5
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 39.33333333333334
      False_Easting: 3000000.000316083
      False_Northing: 999999.999996

      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.00025
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.00025
      Planar coordinates are specified in foot_us

      The horizontal datum used is D North American 1983 HARN.
      The ellipsoid used is GRS 1980.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.0.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257222101.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    ESRI (Source: ESRI)

    Marijuana business type (Source: License application)

    Facility Name (Source: License forms, DOR report, Internet search)

    Address of Facility (Source: License forms, DOR report, Internet searches, Assessor)

    Source of Data (Source: Accela, DOR, Internet search, Assessor)

    BOCOBoulder County
    DORDepartment of Revenue

    Date the data was last updated (Source: Land Use Department)

    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

    Medical Marijuana Business License Number in Accela (Source: Accela)

    Status of business (Source: Land Use Department, Internet search)


    Parcel Number (Source: Assessor)

    Boulder County Marijuana business license status (Source: Boulder County license authority)

    Jurisdiction in which business is located (Source: Boulder County Land Use)

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    Boulder County Land Use Department

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Boulder County Land Use Department
    2045 13th Street, PO Box 471
    Boulder, CO 80503

    303-441-3930 (voice)

Why was the data set created?

Marijuana Retail Centers, Infused Products, Optional Premises Cultivation, and Testing/Research facilities in Boulder County. This feature class is for informational purposes only and does not confirm or guarantee compliance with Article 4-512.I of the Boulder County Land Use Code or with any other applicable County and State requirements.

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Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None
Knowledge of relevant Boulder County Land Use policies is recommended. This data is for illustrative purposes only. Boulder County Land Use Department makes no warranties regarding the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of these data. Boulder County Land Use Department disclaims any liability associated with the use or misuse of these data. In accessing and/or relying on these data, the user fully assumes any and all risk associated with this information.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    Boulder County Land Use Department
    2045 13th Street, PO Box 471
    Boulder, CO 80503

    303-441-3930 (voice)

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    See access and use constraints information.

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Who wrote the metadata?

Last modified: 16-Sep-2010
Metadata author:
Boulder County Land Use
2045 13th St
Boulder, CO 80306

303-441-3930 (voice)

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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