On December 5, 2017 the City Council approved Ordinance 1629 to add Article 21.6 of Chapter 25 to the Municipal Code related to Zoning of Commercial Cannabis and Ordinance 1630 to add Chapter 13A to the Municipal Code related to Commercial Cannabis Business Permits and Regulations. The regulations allow for consideration of up to six (6) conditional use permits for cannabis uses which may be located in the Industrial or Industrial/Light Industrial Flex Overlay zones (General Plan).
The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) today officially launched its online licensing system and is now accepting applications for commercial cannabis licenses for retailers, distributors, microbusinesses, testing laboratories and cannabis events.
In 1996, the State of California became the first state in the nation to legalize medical cannabis when voters passed Prop 215 or The Compassionate Use Act.
The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) became effective on November 9, 2016. The AUMA legalizes personal consumption, personal cultivation and a commercial cannabis industry.
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