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.  These ordinances will become effective January 4, 2018.  

Ordinance 1629 & Ordinance 1630.

The City will provide forms on this web site prior to January. 

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).  Uses may be collocated on one CUP approved site.

Please see the 2035 General Plan Land Use Map to view land use location.


 Commercial   Personal  
Permit/License Category Medical Adult/Rec   Medical  Adult/Rec  
        Outdoor  N N   N N  
        Indoor  N N Y Y  
        Volatile  Y  Y        
        Non-Volatile  Y  Y        
Distribution  Y  Y        
Test/Research Lab  Y  Y        
        Dispensaries (Store-Front)  N  N        
        Delivery Service (non Store-front)  N  N        
        Out-of-town Delivery Services  Y  Y        


In addition to complying with all applicable requirements in this Article and obtaining a state license for commercial cannabis activities, no commercial cannabis use may operate in the City without first obtaining a cannabis business permit.   

The City will provide forms on this web site prior to January.


Council review of Commercial Cannabis Business Permit Fees - December 19, 2017.

Council Action Regarding Commercial Cannabis Uses - December 5, 2017 
             Second Reading for Zoning Ordinance to Add Commercial Cannabis Uses 
             Second Reading Commercial Cannabis Business Regulatory Ordinance

Council Discussion Regarding Commercial Cannabis Uses: November 21, 2017:
             Zoning Ordinance to Add Commercial Cannabis Uses - Staff Report

             Commercial Cannabis Business Regulatory Ordinance - Staff Report
             Review of Draft Commercial Cannabis Permit Fees - Staff Report


Planning Commission Public Hearing to Consider Commercial Cannabis Regulations - November 2, 2017:
             Planning Commission Staff Report - November 2, 2017


Council Discussion Regarding Commercial Cannabis Uses: October 17, 2017:

             City Council Staff Report -  October 17, 2017


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On June 27, 2017, the Governor signed SB 94, a budget trailer bill that became effective immediately, to consolidate state licensing of medicinal and recreational “adult-use” cannabis businesses in a single regulatory scheme titled the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act” (MAUCRSA). 

The purpose of SB 94 was to, among other things, consolidate the state licensing scheme of commercial cannabis businesses set forth in Proposition 64, approved by the voters on November 8, 2016, with the legislation enacted by the State in 2015 regarding medical cannabis businesses. The distinction between medical and adult-use cannabis remains in the state law (designated by an “M” or an “A” prefix on the license type), but the overall licensing requirements and process is now consolidated to be the same for both medical and adult-use cannabis businesses.

Some jurisdictions in California are adopting zoning ordinances to allow commercial cannabis uses. Proposition 64 establishes up to 19 different categories of state licenses for commercial cannabis, including commercial cultivation, manufacturing, testing, distribution, and dispensary/retail sales. Proposition 64 also authorized the State of California to begin issuing commercial cannabis licenses to entities as of January 1, 2018 if the business activity is also permitted under applicable local (i.e. city) ordinance.

On September 16, 2017, the Governor signed AB 133 into law, which further amended State law regarding commercial cannabis businesses.  Of particular significance, AB 133 amended the law to allow operators to conduct multiple and different types of commercial activities on the same physical premises. 

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