Cannabis Knowledge & Insights

Bureau of Cannabis Control, Mountain View, American Canyon, and Lompoc

As the end of the year fast approaches, cannabis business operators are scrambling to get their Temporary License Applications in, hoping to meet the Bureau’s December 31, 2018 temporary license issuance deadline. There are also a few California cities releasing commercial cannabis business applications in the first quarter of 2019.

Bureau of Cannabis Control- Temporary State Licenses

The Bureau of Cannabis Control made an announcement regarding Temporary State Licenses. They will not be issuing Temporary licenses after December 31, 2018. That said, there is no deadline to submit a temporary license application. It does, however, take between three (3) to four (4) weeks for the Bureau to review applications before they can issue a temporary license.

Bureau staff will be working weekends to meet the high volume of applications and may reach out to the applicant for additional information and documentation that may be needed to process temporary license applications.

There are no fees for temporary licenses.

Applications may be submitted on-line through the Bureau’s online system.

More information can be accessed on the Bureau’s website.

Mountain View, CA

The City will begin accepting Phase I Commercial Cannabis Business Applications starting December 3, 2018 at 8 a.m., until February 1, 2019, at 4 p.m. Four (4) commercial cannabis businesses will be permitted in the City: two (2) storefront retail businesses and two (2) non-storefront delivery retail businesses.

The application, guidelines and the City’s ordinance can be accessed on the City’s website.

American Canyon, CA

Last October 2, 2018, The City Council established an Ad-hoc Cannabis Business Criteria Advisory Committee to provide their recommendations on the implementation of the City’s Cannabis Ordinance, which would allow a limited number of commercial cannabis businesses to operate under strict regulations in the Green Island Industrial District. Commercial cannabis businesses would include: indoor nurseries, manufacturing, testing, and non-storefront retail delivery.

The City’s application period will open on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 and will close on Friday, February 15, 2019.

More information can be accessed on the City’s website.

Lompoc, CA

The City Council will have a second reading and vote on the adoption of Ordinance No. 1661 (18), which would allow cannabis testing in industrial zones. The City currently has three (3) ordinances that permit all commercial cannabis activity, with the exception of outdoor cultivation.

More information can be accessed on the City’s website.

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