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More California Cities Revisiting Cannabis Ordinances

As more cities in California revisit their Commercial Cannabis Ordinances, it is important to stay on top of developments. These California cities in the final stages of amending moratoriums are gearing up to release finalized commercial cannabis ordinances and business permit applications.

Monterey, CA

The City’s Planning Commission recommended to that the Board adopt amendments to Title 21 and 22 to the City’s Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinances.

This would change commercial cannabis activities that include retail, indoor and mixed light cultivation and nursery, volatile and non-volatile manufacturing, distribution and testing, from a Conditional Use to a Use Permit/Coastal Development Permit within specified zoning districts. It will also create an exception process for proposed retail facilities that do not comply with 1,500-foot setback from other approved commercial cannabis retail facilities.

For more information, you can visit the City’s website.

Santa Barbara, CA

The County Board of Supervisors will be holding a Special Public Hearing to consider accepting and agreeing to the California Coastal Commission’s certification and modifications of the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance in Coastal Zones.

The hearing will be held on October 22, 2018, Monday, at 9:00 a.m., at the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room on the 4th Floor of 105 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA. Testimonies and written comments will be accepted. For all written comments, please address and send them to Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, c/o Clerk of the Board, 105 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. You can also send comments via email to

For more information, you can visit the County’s website.

Riverside County, CA

The Riverside County Board will be holding a Public Hearing to consider amending the Riverside Land Use Ordinance No. 348, which will propose regulations and development standards for cannabis activities within the unincorporated areas of the County.

The Public Hearing will take place on October 23, 2018, Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m., at the Riverside County Administrative Center.

For more information, you can access the County’s Website.

Isleton, CA

The City of Isleton will be adopting Resolution No. 16-18 which authorizes the City Manager to very Conditional Use Permit Applications for commercial cannabis operations to state licensing agencies. The City is also approving a tentative Cannabis Fee Schedule and has set the annual rates at $1.50 per square foot of floor space for cultivation facilities and 2% of gross revenues for all other commercial cannabis businesses within the City for two (2) years.

Review the City’s Ordinance on the City’s website for more information.

Tracy, CA

The City of Tracy just released a Zoning Map for possible locations for Non-Storefront Commercial Cannabis Delivery Only facilities. Three (3) separate areas are identified in the map that fall within Industrial zones.

You can access the map on the City’s website.

California is still the biggest commercial cannabis market in the United States. As more and more cities revisit their commercial cannabis ordinances to amend previously prohibited commercial cannabis activities, staying up-to-date could help you secure that commercial cannabis business permit you’ve been planning for. Need more guidance and want assistance to make your cannabis business happen? Click below to get in touch with our team.