Many Cities and Counties have identified areas in their jurisdictions areas where commercial cannabis businesses could potentially be establish, based on the current draft zoning and buffering requirements.
The information IS NOT exhaustive of all potential Cities and Counties.
There may other Cities and Counties who may have enacted a cannabis business ordinance. It is best to search on the web for the City or County you would like to operate your cannabis business in to ascertain whether or not a cannabis business application processes is available, open for application submission, and if the type of license you are seeking is allowed and not capped.
Be advised, this information is provided as a good START for your due diligence search for potential locations for your licensed California cannabis business. Each City or County have differing application requirements and limit/cap the number of certain licenses (such as Retail).
Anyone seeking to be a licensed cannabis business must directly contact the City or County where they seek to establish a cannabis business to research and obtained current updated information on local requirements that are in addition to the State requirements that our office has already researched and will create for your license type for your use.
The list is provided for general informational purposes only. Anyone seeking to be a licensed cannabis business should seek the assistance of a professional in the area of California cannabis business formation and regulatory compliance.
i. Cultivation, Manufacturing, Distribution, Transportation, Testing
ii. Zoning: Airport Development District, Light Manufacturing, Manufacturing Industrial and Business Park Zones.
iii. Zoning: LI, MI, ADD
iv. Zoning Map: blue and red areas available https://www.ci.adelanto.ca.us/DocumentCenter/Home/View/630
v. Application: https://www.ci.adelanto.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/816/NEW-Cannabis-Application
vi. Additional Info: https://www.ci.adelanto.ca.us/202/Medical-Marijuana
2. Alameda City
i. Testing, Dispensary (delivery only)
ii. Zoning: C-I and C-M
iii. More Information: https://alamedaca.gov/economic-development/cannabis-business-information
3. Alameda County
i. Dispensary (3), Cultivation (10), Testing, Delivery
ii. Applications: download here.
iii. More Info: https://www.acgov.org/cda/planning/landuseprojects/medical-cannabis.htm
i. Dispensary, Manufacturing, Cultivation
ii. Zoning: CB zoning overlay district.
iii. Zoning Map: https://www.antiochca.gov/fc/community-development/planning/CannabisOverlayMap.pdf
iv. Guidelines and Application: https://www.antiochca.gov/fc/community-development/planning/cannabis-guidelines-fe-081218.pdf
i. Cultivation; Dispensaries; Manufacturing (volatile accepted); Delivery; Distribution; Transportation; Testing
ii. Zoning: https://www.cityofarcata.org/DocumentCenter/View/4948
iii. Permit info: https://www.cityofarcata.org/691/Commercial-Cannabis-Activity-Permit
6. Baldwin Park
i. Cultivation, Manufacturing, Distribution (Dispensary Prohibited)
ii. Zoning: Industrial Commercial and Industrial Zones
iii. Zoning Map: https://www.baldwinpark.com/community-development/planning
i. Commercial Cultivation – Zoning: IL and IG (indoors only)
ii. Laboratories and testing – Zoning: IL, IG, IP and CO
iii. Manufacturing – Zoning: IL, IG, IP and IW
iv. Distribution – Zoning: IL, IG, IP and IW
v. Microbusiness (1) Zoning: IL, IG, IP and IW
vi. Retail (2) – Zoning: CC, CG and CW
vii. More Info: https://www.ci.benicia.ca.us/
i. Cultivation, Manufacture, Testing
ii. Zoning: M zones
iii. Zoning Certificate Application: https://www.cityofberkeley.info/uploadedFiles/Online_Service_Center/Planning/ZC_BL_TRF_2013.pdf
iv. More Info: https://www.cityofberkeley.info/MedicalCannabis/
i. Cultivation, manufacturing, testing, and distribution (no limit)
ii. Zoning: I-S
iii. More Info: https://cityofblythe.ca.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=570
i. Manufacture, Distribution, Testing, Delivery
i. Cultivation, Manufacturing, Testing, Distribution
ii. More Info: htttp://www.calexico.ca.gov/vertical/sites/%7B342ED706-1EBB-4FDE-BD1E-9543BAD44C09%7D/uploads/CANNABIS_APPLICATION_FINAL_FORM(1).pdf
12. Carson: Deadline for Applications 2/14/19
i. Cultivation, Manufacture, Distribution, Testing
ii. Zoning: Commercial and Manufacturing
iii. Zoning Map: https://ci.carson.ca.us/content/files/pdfs/planning/cannabis/Map3_Eligible-IneligibleLocations_Commercial_Cannabis_Operations.pdf
iv. Application: https://ci.carson.ca.us/content/files/pdfs/latestnews/cannabis/CannabisCenterPermit_Application_022018.pdf
v. More information: https://ci.carson.ca.us/Default.aspx
13. Cathedral City
i. Cultivation, Dispensary, Manufacturing, Distribution, Testing, Lounge
ii. Zoning Map: https://www.cathedralcity.gov/home/showdocument?id=5350
§ Manufacturing: light industrial; commercial business park
§ Dispensaries, cultivation: virtually all commercial zones
iii. 12/18/18 New Cannabis License Checklist: https://www.cathedralcity.gov/home/showdocument?id=5784
iv. 12/18/18: New Cannabis Application: https://www.cathedralcity.gov/home/showdocument?id=5783
v. More Info: https://www.cathedralcity.gov/business/cannabis
i. cultivation, dispensaries, delivery, manufacturing, distribution, testing
i. Dispensary, Microbusinesses, Cultivation, Manufacturing, Distribution, Delivery, Testing, Consumption Lounge
ii. Zoning Map: https://www.coachella.org/home/showdocument?id=1232
§ Cultivation: M-W zone, cannabis overlay zone
iii. More Information: https://www.coachella.org/departments/development-services/cannabis-regulations
i. Cultivation; Nurseries; Manufacturing (nonvolatile & volatile); Distribution; Testing; Dispensary (1)
ii. Zoning: Commercial Service (CS), Commercial General (CG), and Manufacturing Business Light (MBL). 100 foot buffer from a residential districts.
iii. Zoning Map: https://www.coalinga.com/uploads/1501023259_Lands_Zoned_for_Cannabis_Operations.pdf
iv. Application Permitting Matrix: https://www.coalinga.com/uploads/1501024125_City_of_Coalinga_Cannabis_Permit_Processing_Matrix.pdf
v. Application Checklist: https://www.coalinga.com/uploads/1501024092_Coalinga_Commercal_MM_Application_Checklist_-_Updated_7-25-2017.pdf
vi. Application Form with Requirements: https://www.coalinga.com/uploads/1501024048_Cannabis_Application_Form_with_Requirements.pdf
vii. Letter of Authorization: Contact Tawnya Stevens at Mid-State Realty at (559) 935-5123.
i. Manufacture, Testing, Distribution
ii. More Info: https://www.cityofcolusa.com/
18. Costa Mesa
i. Manufacturing; Transport; Distribution; Testing.
ii. Zoning: North of South Coast Drive, west of Harbor Boulevard, south of MacArthur Boulevard and east of the Santa Ana River.
i. Dispensaries; Delivery; Manufacturing (volatile & nonvolatile); Testing
ii. Zoning: Industrial & Commercial Land Use
iii. More information https://cityofdavis.org/city-hall/community-development-and-sustainability/medical-cannabis-information
20. Desert Hot Springs
i. Dispensary, delivery, cultivation (indoor and mixed-light), manufacturing (volatile and nonvolatile), distribution, and testing.
ii. Zoning – I-L, I-M, I-E – Dispensary only in Commercial zones.
iii. Zoning Map: https://www.cityofdhs.org/Planning_Documents
iv. More Info: https://www.cityofdhs.org/Medical_Marijuana_Information
i. Dispensary, cultivation (indoor-only), manufacturing (volatile and nonvolatile), distribution, transportation and testing
ii. Zoning: Light Industrial, Heavy Industrial
iii. Application: https://www.ci.dixon.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/8194]
22. El Monte
i. Medical only: Cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and laboratory testing.
ii. Zoning: M-1 (Light Manufacturing), M-2 (General Manufacturing), C-3 (General Commercial) and O-P (Professional Office)
§ Northwest: https://www.ci.el-monte.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/1926/Ordinance-Exhibit-A—Northwest
§ East Valley: https://www.ci.el-monte.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/1924/Ordinance-Exhibit-A—East-Valley-Entryway
§ Flair Park (testing only) https://www.ci.el-monte.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/1924/Ordinance-Exhibit-A—East-Valley-Entryway
iv. Application Procedure: https://www.ci.el-monte.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/1938/1-Application-Procedures
v. More Info: https://www.ci.el-monte.ca.us/549/Cannabis-Guidelines
i. Dispensary, Manufacture, Distribution, Delivery
ii. Zoning Map and More Info: https://www.ci.emeryville.ca.us/1191/Cannabis-Business-Information
i. Cultivation, Dispensary, Distribution, Manufacturing (volatile and non-volatile) Delivery, Testing
ii. Zoning Map: https://gis.ci.eureka.ca.gov/pdfs/zoning.pdf
iv. More Info: https://www.ci.eureka.ca.gov/
i. Cultivation, manufacturing, testing, and distribution
ii. Zoning: M-2
iii. More Info: https://firebaugh.org/
i. Manufacturing, extraction, testing, distribution, delivery, and dispensary. Adult-use prohibited at this time.
ii. More Info: https://www.fresno.gov/cityattorney/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/01/Medical-Marijuana-FAQs.pdf
27. Goleta 12/12 CCM Adopted resolution, including the cannabis business tax measure.
i. Dispensary, cultivation, manufacture, testing, distribution
ii. More Info: https://www.cityofgoleta.org/city-hall/finance/business-license-program/cannabis-business-license
i. Cultivation/Manufacture (5)
ii. More Info: https://www.ci.gonzales.ca.us/
i. Medical and adult-use for dispensary, delivery, cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and testing.
ii. Zoning: Light Industrial, Highway Commercial
iii. Zoning Map: https://ci.greenfield.ca.us/documentcenter/view/668
iv. More Info: https://ci.greenfield.ca.us/
30. Grover Beach
i. Cultivation; Manufacturing; Transportation; Distribution; Testing; Dispensary
ii. Zoning: Industrial (I); Coastal Industrial (CI); Coastal Industrial Commercial (CIC)
iii. Zoning Map: https://www.grover.org/index.aspx?NID=333
31. Imperial Beach – Applications available 1/29/19 to 5/4/19
i. Retail (1)
ii. More Information: https://www.imperialbeachca.gov/
32. Inyo County
i. Dispensary, cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing and delivery
ii. Zoning: Open space, light and heavy industrial, general commercial, rural residential (cultivation only), central business and retail (dispensary only)
iii. Draft Zoning Map: https://inyoplanning.org/documents/DRAFTZoningMaps.pdf
33. Jurupa Valley
i. Dispensary, delivery, cultivation (indoor), distribution, manufacturing, and testing.
ii. Zoning: Dispensary C-1/C-P and R-VC; All others C-/C-P, MS-C, B-P and R-VC
iii. More Info: https://www.jurupavalley.org/
34. King City
i. Cultivation (indoor only); Manufacturing (allowing volatile solvents in some areas); Testing and Distribution (No Dispensaries or Cultivation)
ii. Zoning – M-1, M-2, M-3
iii. Zoning Map: https://www.kingcity.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/King-City-Zoning-Map-24x24_150331.pdf
iv. Additional Information: https://qcode.us/codes//kingcity/?view=desktop&topic=17-17_03
35. Lake County
i. Cultivation, Manufacturing, Distributor, Testing
§ Type N and P Cannabis Manufacturing C2, C3, M1, M2, and PDC
§ Type 6 Non-Volatile Cannabis Manufacturing APZ, A, TPZ, C3, M1, M2, and PDC
§ Type 7 Volatile Cannabis Manufacturing M2
§ Type 11 Cannabis Distributor C3, M1, M2, and PDC
§ Distributor (Transport Only_ C2, C3, M1, M2, and PDC
§ Distribution APZ, A, TPZ, RL, RR, SR, C2, C3, M1, M2, and PDC
§ Cannabis Processor APZ, A, TPZ, and RL
§ Testing Laboratory C2, C3, M1, M2 AND PDC
iii. More Information: https://www.lakecountyca.gov/Assets/Departments/CDD/Marijuana+Cultivation+Ordinance/Cannabis+Policy/CCC+Application+Packet.pdf
i. Cultivation, processing, manufacturing, testing, distribution, delivery, and retail.
ii. Application: https://www.cityoflakeport.com/FCKEditor/userfiles/file/Commercial%20Cannabis%20Permit%20Application%20%26%20Checklist_docx.pdf
iii. More Info: https://www.cityoflakeport.com/departments/page.aspx?deptID=36&id=229
37. La Mesa
ii. Cultivation/Manufacturing Zoning: https://www.cityoflamesa.com/DocumentCenter/View/9554
iii. Dispensary Zoning: https://www.cityoflamesa.com/DocumentCenter/View/9556
iv. More Info: https://cityoflamesa.com/1425/Measure-U-Medical-Marijuana
38. Lemon Grove
ii. Zoning: Heavy commercial; Limited commercial; General commercial; Light commercial
iii. Zoning Map: https://www.lemongrove.ca.gov/home/showdocument?id=1819
39. Lompoc 12/11/18 CCM approved cannabis testing in the industrial districts.
i. Dispensary, delivery, cultivation (indoor and mixed light) manufacture, distribution and testing
ii. Zoning: C-O, I, Dispensaries: OCT District
iii. Zoning Map: https://www1.cityoflompoc.com/departments/comdev/pdf/LompocZoning.pdf
iv. Ordinance: https://www1.cityoflompoc.com/councilagenda/2017/171107/n08a02.pdf
40. Long Beach
ii. Please see this link for zoning map – pink areas = acceptable: https://www.longbeach.gov/finance/media-library/documents/business-info/business-licenses/marijuana-applications/marijuana-dispensary-buffer-map/
iii. For more info: https://www.longbeach.gov/finance/business-info/business-licenses/cannabis-business-information/
41. Los Angeles – Phase III – the large number of applications from Phase I and Phase II has extended the waiting period to a few months. In the meantime, here are the key points to remember for applicants: a)Phase III is open to general applicants, b)Tier 1 and Tier 2 Social Equity Applicants will receive priority processing, c)The City will process one general retail applicant for every two Social Equity Applicants d)Non-retail applicants will see one general retail application processed for every Social Equity Applicant.
i. Cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, delivery, microbusiness
ii. Prop D and Social Equity Program Priority
iii. Zoning: C1 Limited Commercial Zone, C1.5 Limited Commercial Zone, C2 Commercial Zone, C4 Commercial Zone, C5 Commercial Zone, CM Commercial Manufacturing Zone, M1 Limited Industrial Zone, M2 Light Industrial Zone, or M3 Heavy Industrial Zone.
iv. Zoning Info: https://zimas.lacity.org/
v. More Information: https://cannabis.lacity.org/
42. Marin County
i. Delivery only
ii. Draft Application Guide: https://www.marincounty.org/~/media/files/maringov/main/medicalcannabis/docs/marinmedicinalcannabislicenseapplicationappsubmittalguidepd1041318.pdf?la=en
ii. Zoning: Commercial Manufacturing [CM] and Industrial [M]
iii. Zoning Map: https://evogov.s3.amazonaws.com/media/100/media/35931.pdf
44. Mendocino County
i. Dispensary, Manufacture, Cultivation, Testing, Distribution
§ Application process: https://www.mendocinocounty.org/government/agriculture/cannabis-cultivation
§ For more info: https://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/agriculture/Cannabis.htm
i. Cultivation (indoor), Manufacture, Distribution, Testing
ii. More Info: https://ci.mendota.ca.us/
46. Modesto (dispensary applications ended 2/21/18)
i. Cultivation (indoor/mixed light), manufacture, testing, dispensary, microbusiness
ii. Zoning: Cultivation M-1 and M-2; Manufacture C-M, M-1 and M-2: Testing and Dispensary: M-1, C2, C-3, C-M
iii. Zoning Map: https://gis.modestogov.com/?visibleLayers=zoning
iv. More Info: https://www.modestogov.com/cannabis
i. Cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and delivery
ii. Zoning: M-1 and M-2
iii. More Info: https://www.cityofmontebello.com/images/3-public-notices/Public_Notice_re_Cannabis_Applications_3_6_18.pdf
48. Monterey County
i. Cultivation; Nurseries; Dispensaries; Manufacturing (volatile & non-volatile); Delivery; Distribution; Testing
ii. More Info: https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-i-z/resource-management-agency-rma-/planning/faq-s/cannabis-permitting-information
49. Moreno Valley
i. Cultivation, Manufacturing, Testing, Dispensary and Distribution
ii. 12/18/18 New Application: https://www.moval.org/cannabis/
50. Morro Bay
i. Dispensaries (2), Distribution, and Delivery
ii. Zoning: C-1, C-2, M-1
iii. More Info: https://www.morro-bay.ca.us/
51. Mountain View: Application deadline 2/1/19
i. Dispensary (2), Delivery (2)
ii. Zoning Map: https://www.mountainview.gov/documents/Informational%20Cannabis%20Land%20Use%20Map.pdf
iii. More Info: https://www.mountainview.gov/depts/comdev/planning/activeprojects/cannabis.asp
i. Dispensary, Distribution, Cultivation, Manufacture (volatile and non-volatile), Testing, Delivery
ii. More Info: https://www.cityofneedles.com/index.html
53. Nevada City
i. Dispensary, delivery and testing
ii. More information https://www.nevadacityca.gov/pview.aspx?id=20817&catid=564
i. Cultivation; Distributors; Testing; Manufacturers (volatile); Delivery, Dispensary (8) 4- Equity and 4 General
ii. Zoning: https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=7a3c6162dece49e7adb12f3a08c82fd8&extent=-122.3928,37.7097,-122.0609,37.8748
iii. Equity Program for Adult Use
iv. City’s webpage: https://www2.oaklandnet.com/government/o/CityAdministration/d/SpecialPermits/oak064043
v. Frequently Asked Questions: https://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/cityadministrator/documents/agenda/oak063331.pdf
vi. Ordinance: https://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/cityadministrator/documents/agenda/oak063511.pdf
i. Manufacture, Testing, Dispensary
ii. Zoning: C-1, C-2, C-3
iii. Zoning Map: https://www.cityofpacifica.org/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=12907
iv. More Info: https://www.cityofpacifica.org/depts/asd/finance/business_startup/cannabis_business_program.asp
56. Palm Desert
i. Only Lab/Testing Facility Applications Open at this time
ii. More Information: Contact Palm Desert Principal Planner Eric Ceja at (760) 346-0611 or [email protected].
iii. Website: https://www.cityofpalmdesert.org/our-city/departments/planning/marijuana-cannabis
57. Palm Springs
i. Cultivation; Dispensary; Manufacturing; Distribution; Transportation; Testing, Lounge (on-site consumption)
ii. Application: https://www.palmspringsca.gov/home/showdocument?id=54100
iii. Zoning: https://www.palmspringsca.gov/home/showdocument?id=53952
iv. Zoning Maps can be found: https://www.palmspringsca.gov/government/departments/planning/zoning-code-and-zoning-map
i. Cultivation (indoor and mixed-light), manufacturing (volatile and nonvolatile), distribution, and testing
ii. Zoning: M-1
iii. More Info: https://parlier.ca.us/
59. Pasadena – Begin Accepting Commercial Applications 1/1/19
i. Retail Stores (may deliver)(6), Cultivation (4) indoor, Testing (4)
ii. Commercial Cannabis Screening Application: https://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/planning/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2017/08/Screening-Application-Information-Packet-11.28.18.pdf
iii. More Info: https://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/planning/marijuana-regulations/
60. Paso Robles
i. Delivery only (other cannabis businesses licenses should be allowed soon).
i. Commercial cultivation is only permitted indoors
ii. Zoning: Light Industrial (LI), Heavy Industrial (HI), West Patterson Industrial Business Park (IBP), or West Patterson Light Industrial (IL) District, or in other districts as specified in a Development Agreement, Conditional Use Permit and applicable zoning code provisions.
62. Perris 12/12 Adopted the cannabis distribution and manufacturing tax measure.
i. Manufacturing, Distribution, Cultivation (indoor and mixed-light), Testing
ii. Zoning: Commercial Neighborhood (CN); Commercial Community (CC); Industrial
§ Zoning Map: https://www.cityofperris.org/city-hall/zoning/2016-zone-map.pdf
iii. Application link: https://www.cityofperris.org/city-hall/forms/MedicalMarijuanaDispensaryPermitApplication.pdf
63. Point Arena
i. Dispensary, Manufacture, Cultivation, Testing, Distribution
ii. More Info: https://pointarena.net/
64. Port Hueneme
i. Dispensaries; Cultivation; Delivery; Manufacturing (volatile & non-volatile); Testing
ii. More info (including zoning, etc.): https://www.ci.port-hueneme.ca.us/index.aspx?nid=1050
65. Rio Vista
i. Cultivation, dispensaries, delivery
i. Delivery, Dispensary, Cultivation
ii. Zoning: Cannery District (CD), Industrial District (I) or Light Industrial District (M-1)
iii. Application: https://www.riverbank.org/documentcenter/view/1420
67. Riverside County 12/26/18 Planning Commission Begins Accepting Applications for
i. Nurseries, distribution, manufacturing (volatile and non-volatile), testing
ii. Applications for Retail and Cultivation uses will not be accepted by the Planning Department however, the Board approved an Implementation Plan for Retail and Cultivation uses, which establishes a proposal process by which the County will seek and evaluate proposals from interested parties. This proposal process will include pre-registration by interested applicants, and the issuance of a Request for Proposals by the Planning Department. This process is anticipated to begin in early January 2019.
iii. More Information: https://planning.rctlma.org/Home/Cannabis.aspx
i. Manufacturing (ethanol), Testing, Cultivation, Distribution, Microbusiness
ii. Zoning: C-2, C-4, M-1, M1S, M-2, M-2S, MIP and MRD
iii. Zoning Map: https://www.cityofsacramento.org/-/media/Corporate/Files/Finance/Revenue/Marijuana/Maps—All-Districts.pdf?la=en
iv. CORE Social Equity Program Info: https://bit.ly/2oNXxvt
v. For more information: https://www.cityofsacramento.org/Finance/Revenue/Sacramento-Marijuana-Information/Business-Information
i. Dispensary, delivery, cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution, testing. Adult-use testing is already permitted.
ii. More Info: https://www.cityofsalinas.org/our-city-services/city-manager/economic-development/commercial-cannabis-businesses
70. San Bernardino CCM adopted Ordinance amending regulations to (1) make exceptions to sensitive use buffer zones where an intervening structure is present, (2) clarify that an actual finding of a violation must be made before an applicant could be prohibited from applying for or holding a commercial cannabis permit, (3) change the term of the permit from 1 to 3 years, and (4) provide City Council with discretion to authorize more permits.
71. San Carlos
i. Cultivation, Manufacturer (type 1, non-volatile) Manufacturer (type 2, volatile), Testing, Distribution and Microbusiness
ii. Zoning: GCI, IA, IL, IH (No Cultivation in IA and Testing also in IP)
72. San Diego
i. Cultivation, Testing, Manufacturing, Dispensary
ii. Zoning Map: https://www.sandiego.gov/development-services/zoning/zoninggridmap
iii. Zoning Map Check: https://san-diego.zoningcheck.com/
iv. General Info; sandiego.gov/marijuanainfo
73. San Francisco –
i. Dispensary – now with on site consumption application found here: https://www.sfdph.org/dph/files/EHSdocs/Cannabis/Cannabis_Consumption_Application.pdf
ii. Taking applications in the future for Cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing and delivery
iii. Zoning Map: https://sf-planning.org/zoning-maps
iv. More Information: https://officeofcannabis.sfgov.org/
v. Dispensary: You can apply for a Cannabis Business Permit if
§ qualifies for the Equity Program
§ holds a temporary permit from the Office of Cannabis
§ is a Medical Cannabis Dispensary with a permit under Article 33 from the Department of Public Health 9/20 Proposed Article 16 and 33 Changes available for comment until 10/20: https://officeofcannabis.sfgov.org/node/2699
§ applied for an Article 33 Permit from the Department of Public Health that required referral to and approval by the Planning Commission before September 26, 2017
§ registered with the Office of Cannabis in 2017, proved existing activity, signed and complied with an affidavit
§ operated in compliance with the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 and were forced to stop operations as a result of federal prosecution or threat of federal prosecution
vi. The City’s goal is to issue at least half of all cannabis permits to Equity businesses before allowing any other types of cannabis businesses to apply.
74. San Jacinto
i. Cultivation, Manufacturing, Testing, Distribution
§ Zoning: IL – Light Industrial Zone and Dispensaries
75. San Jose
i. Cultivation, Manufacture, Dispensary (16, no new apps), Distribution
ii. Zoning: CIC, IP, LI, HI
iii. Zoning Map: https://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?nid=2037
iv. Please see this link for more information: https://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=3207
76. San Leandro
i. Manufacturing (5), Testing (5)
ii. Zoning Map: https://sanleandro.org/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=7517
iii. More Info: https://sanleandro.org/depts/cityhall/medical_marijuana/mm.asp
77. San Luis Obispo County The Board adopted a resolution changing the date for which applications for land use permits for cultivation to 4/1/19. Also adopted the resolution regarding the date that applications shall have been deemed “accepted for processing” to 5/1/19.
i. Cultivation, manufacture, testing and distribution
ii. Zoning CS, IND, AG and RL (allowing volatile only in IND).
iii. Must complete a Request for Pre-Application Meeting form. Complete the form to request a pre-application meeting with Department of Planning & Building staff. Applicable fees must be paid no later than one week prior to the scheduled meeting date.
78. San Mateo County
i. Cultivation (Indoor and Mixed Light), Delivery
ii. Zoning: All Agricultural Zones
iii. More Info: https://planning.smcgov.org/commercial-cannabis-activity-license
79. San Raphael
i. Delivery (4), Testing/Lab (4), Manufacture (8), Distribution (2)
ii. Zoning: I, LI, CCI, LMU
iii. Zoning Info: https://www.cityofsanrafael.org/zoning-information/
iv. Business Permits: https://san-rafael.opencounter.com/
v. More Info: https://www.cityofsanrafael.org/cannabis/
80. Santa Ana – Accepting new applications every year between April 1 and April 30. If you submit during this period, you will be placed on the waitlist and reviewed as further licenses become available.
i. indoor cultivation (20); manufacturing businesses (20); dispensary (20); dispensary (23); distribution (20); and testing (no cap)
ii. Zoning: M-1, M-2
iii. Zoning Map: https://www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/commercialcannabis/documents/CannabisAnalysisMap2018-LetterSize_revised2_6_18B.pdf
iv. More Information: https://www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/cannabiscollectives/default.asp]
81. Santa Barbara (City) Beginning 11/19-1/31 Accepting Commercial Cannabis Permit Applications 12/11 TOrdinance adopted allowing licensing requirements to become effective in Coastal Zone.
i. Cultivation (indoor), Manufacturing, Distribution, Retail-Delivery Only, and Testing.
ii. Application materials and submit your application through SantaBarbaraCA.gov/PlanetBids.
iii. Register with PlanetBids: https://bit.ly/2DvKvLz
Interested parties must register with PlanetBids to review, obtain, and submit applications. When registering, use category code 45300.
82. Santa Barbara County
i. Medical and adult-use micro-business, dispensary, delivery, cultivation (indoor, outdoor, mixed-light), manufacturing (volatile and non-volatile), distribution, and testing in the coastal zones.
Cultivation, Distribution and Manufacture: AG-I, AG II, M-RP
Testing: C1, C2, P-1, M-RP
Retail and Delivery: C1, C2
Microbusiness: AG-II, C1, C2
iii. Zoning Map: https://cannabis.countyofsb.org/zones.sbc
iv. Application: https://cannabis.countyofsb.org/asset.c/99
v. More Info: https://cannabis.countyofsb.org/
83. Santa Cruz County
i. Dispensary (no new apps at this time), cultivation, manufacturing and distribution
ii. More info: https://www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/CannabisLicensingOffice.aspx
84. Santa Monica – Final Decision for Dispensary licensing: https://finance.smgov.net/Media/Default/doing-business/in-santa-monica/Cannabis-Retailer-Decision-2018.pdf
ii. Zoning: IC, OC (with CUP)
iii. More Info: https://finance.smgov.net/doing-business/business-license/commercial-cannabis-business-licensing
iv. Questions Contact: Salvador Valles at [email protected]
i. Dispensary, manufacturing, cultivation and testing
ii. Zoning: a)Dispensary: CRG, MX, CC, CMX b)Manufacture:CH, CC, CMX, MX c) Cultivation: MX d) Testing: CH, CMX, MX, CC, CA and CH
iii. Zoning Map: https://www.ci.seaside.ca.us/documentcenter/view/1556
87. Shasta Lake
i. Cultivation; Dispensaries (max 3); Manufacturing (volatile), Distribution, Testing
ii. Link to applications for each license type: https://www.cityofshastalake.org/index.aspx?nid=105
iii. Zoning Map: https://www.cityofshastalake.org/index.aspx?NID=1057
iv. FAQ’s: https://ca-shastalake.civiccities.com/FAQ.aspx
88. Solvang – 12/11/18 Adopted a resolution declaring results of 11/6/18 election, including F2018, the cannabis business tax measure.
i. Dispensary (3), cultivation, manufacturing, testing, distribution, and transportation facilities that are owned and operated by bona fide nonprofit organizations
ii. Zoning: C-3
89. Sonoma County
i. Cultivation; Nurseries; Dispensaries; Manufacturing (nonvolatile); Distribution; Transport; Testing.
ii. More information: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Cannabis/Permits/
i. Manufacture, testing, dispensary (no cultivation)
ii. Zoning: Dispensary: CO, C, CG, ML; Manufacture and Testing: ML
iii. More Info: https://www.sonoraca.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2-20-18-pilot-cannis-program.pdf
§ Zoning: https://www.stocktongov.com/files/MedicalCannabisDispensaryMap.pdf
§ Zoning: https://www.stocktongov.com/files/MedicalCannabisCultivationMap.pdf
iii. FAQ’s: https://www.stocktongov.com/files/MedicalCannabisRegulations.pdf
92. South Lake Tahoe
i. Dispensary (2), Cultivator (2), Microbusiness (2)
ii. More Info: https://www.cityofslt.us/cannabis
i. Commercial cannabis delivery services,
ii. Zoning: Commercial and Manufacturing Zoning Districts
i. Manufacture, nursery, dispensary, microbusiness, cultivation (indoor, mixed-light)
ii. Zoning: C-1
i. Dispensary, cultivation, manufacture and distribution
iii. More Info: https://www.cityofvallejo.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=13506&pageId=268091
96. West Hollywood: Issue related to increasing the number of adult-use retail licenses from 8-10. Applicants, as well as the scores for all applicants, is found at: https://www.weho.org/business/cannabis
97. West Sacramento
i. Cultivation; Manufacturing; Distribution; Testing
ii. Zoning: Cultivation and Manufacturing: Light Industrial. Distribution: Limited Industrial.
iii. Zoning Map: https://maps.cityofwestsacramento.org/default.cfm?clear=yes
i. Dispensary, Cultivation, Manufacture, Distribution, Testing
ii. More Info: https://www.willits.com/
i. Medical and Rec Dispensary, Cultivation, Manufacture (volatile and non-volatile), Distribution, Testing and Delivery
ii. Zoning: Neighborhood Commercial Zone (CN), Central Commercial (CC), Light Industrial (ML)
iii. Zoning Map: https://126.96.36.199/~cityofw6/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Zoning_2008_Zoomed.pdf
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