Cannabis Knowledge & Insights

Statewide Cannabis Updates

This week, we have cannabis news from Solvang, Monterey, Palm Desert, Desert Hot Springs. In addition, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control has released a new concise fact sheet for testing labs.

  • Solvang will have a second reading and vote on an ordinance allowing additional medical cannabis businesses.  Unfortunately, adult-use commercial cannabis would remain prohibited. Medical businesses could include dispensaries, cultivation, manufacturing, testing, and distribution.  In addition, it would include transportation facilities who are operated by nonprofit organizations with certain zones. We will keep you updated as Solvang approves any ordinances.
  • Monterey’s Treasury Department noted that all new cannabis businesses that are currently operating must complete a new registration. If this applies to you, your registration is due by September 15, 2018. You can read about the full registration process here.
  • Palm Desert announced that unfortunately, they are no longer accepting applications for retail, manufacturing, cultivation, distribution or delivery. However, they are still accepting applications for testing and research facilities. If you are interested in applying for a cannabis testing facility, please contact the Community Development Department.
  • Desert Hot Springs approved a first reading for an ordinance to expand zones for cannabis testing facilities. This expansion would allow facilities in all commercial zones. They modified the ordinance slightly and will only require a regulatory permit (not a conditional use permit). During the next meeting on September 18, the city will have a second reading and hopefully adopt the ordinance.
  • The Bureau of Cannabis Control recently released a Laboratory Testing Fact Sheet. This fact sheet gives you quick and succinct tips to provide education towards industry stakeholders, licensees, and the general public related to testing labs.

If you are interested in learning more about the application process in a California city, contact GreenGrowth CPAs today.