Cannabis Knowledge & Insights

Cannabis Updates San Fernando, San Luis Obispo, San Francisco, Blythe

This week we have cannabis updates about the cities of San Fernando, San Luis Obispo, San Francisco and Blythe. In addition, The California Department of Pesticide Regulation released a document that all cannabis cultivators must read.

  • Today, San Fernando will have a meeting to discuss a proposed cannabis ordinance.  Based on the city’s timeline, a first reading is likely to be held in November, 2018. It is also expected that commercial cannabis applications will open on January 3, 2019.  A lot must happen between now and the potential application open date, but the city is moving in a positive direction. Stay tuned! We will be having a lot more news about San Fernando moving forward.
  • San Luis Obispo is having a second reading and will vote on an ordinance to rezone the city so it’s clear where cannabis activity may take place.  This plan was made on Sept 4, and the reading to adopt the new zoning plan will be held on September 18.    
  • If you want to apply for a cannabis license in San Francisco or have already, listen up! The city just released a bulletin acknowledging the fact that the Cannabis Business Permit Application process may take time. During this time, applicants experience changes that are relevant to their applications.  The bulletin is meant to reinforce the fact that it’s crucial to keep your Business Permit Applications up-to-date throughout the process. The bulletin will also provide tips on how to revise and complete the application with ease.  As a reminder, incomplete applications with out of date information will cause an automatic rejection.
  • Blythe a second reading and is voting to adopt an ordinance that allows for an unlimited amount of cannabis distribution permits. Previously, Blythe allowed for just two cannabis distribution permits.
  • The California Department of Pesticide Regulation recently updated their guide stating the pesticides that cannot be used during the cannabis cultivation process.  Find the updated guide here.

If you need assistance with any of the topics listed here today, or have questions about obtaining a cannabis license, contact Green Growth CPAs today.