On December 19, 2017, the City Council unanimously adopted the City’s Comprehensive Cannabis Ordinance Opens a New Window. . The regulations address the locational and operational requirements for personal cannabis cultivation and commercial cannabis businesses, covering allowances for both medical and adult use. The ordinance goes into effect on January 19, 2018. For more information on the new regulations go to the Comprehensive Cannabis Policy Page.
Dual licensing required:
Commercial cannabis business operators must obtain both local authorization and a state license prior to conducting operations. In addition to land-use approval, through either a zoning clearance or a use permit, applicants are also required to secure a building permit and obtain a certificate of occupancy prior to conducting operations and prior to obtaining an annual state license.
Acceptance of New Applications. On April 4, 2019, the Council Policy Subcommittee voted to update the Conditional Use Permit process for all new Retail Cannabis applications.
On June 3, 2019, the City began accepting Conditional Use Permit applications for new Cannabis Retail on a first come, first served, first complete basis. With this change, the Cannabis Retail Use Application Process Guide has been updated as well.