City and County’s Land Use Rights vs. Cannabis Licensing Businesses

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City and County’s Land Use Rights vs. Cannabis Licensing Businesses

Note: See Senate Bill 94 (January 11th, 2017) and Assembly Bill 110 (June 9th, 2017) regarding the definition,  clarification and additions of licensing laws under, AUMA, Prop 64, MCRSA, AB226, etc.

As a result of AB266 and AUMA (Adult-Uses Of Marijuana Act Prop 64). Every county and city has the discretion to either allow licensing or not; for the distribution, manufacturing etc. or ban entirely all cultivation of marijuana/cannabis. However, as a result of Prop 64, this no longer includes denying those in California (Adults over 21) from growing 6 live plants and possessing an ounce, or 8 grams of hash, and the amounts that result from the growing of the six plants. Also Prop 215 (Compassionate Use Act) remains in effect, which allows patients and their caregivers to grow any amount reasonably necessary for the patient’s current medical needs. 

The locations below have licensing as of this time, however there is licensing in many locations, may be limited to medical patients and often do not include the numerous other  categories of licensing provisions under AB266 and Prop 64: 

Check county or city websites for updates. 

Call my office for a consultation regarding the latest opportunities of licensing 

Partial List Per Current Regulations (Additional Locations Occur Often) 

  • ADELANTO 
  • DESERT HOT SPRINGS
  • COACHELLA 
  • COALINGA  
  • MONTEREY COUNTY
  • GONZALES 
  • SALINA 
  • SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
  • SANTA CRUZ 
  • WATSONVILLE 
  • GREENFIELD 
  • KING CITY 
  • HUMBOLT COUNTY
  • LA MESSA  
  • COSTA MESSA 
  • PERRIS  
  • CITY OF SAN BERNARDINO
  • RIO DELL 
  • STOCKTON 
  • LONG BEACH 
  • LYNWOOD 
  • CALIFORNIA CITY 
  • SAN LUIS FERGUSON
  • CALIFORNIA CITY
  • SAN BERNADINO
  • CITY OF LOS ANGELES
  • MAYWOOD 
  • INGLEWOOD  
  • RANCHO MIRAGE
  • CULVER CITY 
  • PALM SPRINGS 
  • SANTA MONICA 

Unfortunately only one in seven cities in the California allow recreational cannabis stores.  And only one in three allow for any kind of cannabis business at all. 

See my website 420Yoga.com for information regarding the historical and spiritual use of marijuana and for locations for classes and events (other venues will be listed).  

California Department Of Consumer Affairs, Bureau Of Cannabis Control Trailer Bill Legislation 

On April 4th 2017, the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Cannabis Control released a  proposed trailer bill legislation that may be found Online that is the State’s laws regarding the enactment of AUMA. 

This will implement a new regulatory system that will govern the cannabis industry to protect public and consumer  safety. Although California has chosen to legalize Cannabis, under current Federal law it remains illegal as a Schedule 1  drug. Protecting against illegal diversion of cannabis inside and outside of the state is an important public safety issue,  which is why the state is implementing a robust track and trace program that will track cannabis from seed to sale.  Furthermore to protect public health and safety the state has assumed some food and drug responsibilities that would  normally fall to the federal government. These duties range from creating pesticide use guidelines for cannabis to  standardizing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels in a product.  

Please refer to my website 420Laws.com for a link to the full 64-page Proposed Regulation Document

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