Learn about recent changes to municipalities that are updating their cannabis regulations.
In this edition we have updates across California for a new social equity program and new business permits across the state. Check out Project Tellis to see funding available by grants.
Dive right in and take a look at the recent changes in municipalities we are tracking.
All Municipality / City Regulation Updates
- September 24, 2019 Updates: Oxnard, Santa Rosa, Thousand Oaks, Sacramento, Colton, Novato, Sonoma County, Fairfax, Davis, Humboldt
- October 1, 2019: Illinois Adult-Use Cannabis License Application Details & FAQs
- October 2, 2019 Updates: Humboldt County, Long Beach, Sonoma County, Washington State
- October 14, 2019 Updates: Culver City, City of Berkley, El Dorado, Humboldt, Washington State, Fort Bragg, Sonoma County, Morro Bay
October 22, 2019 – Municipality / City Cannabis Regulation Updates
City of Fairfax Update
- Adopted a resolution approving commercial cannabis business permit procedures and reaffirming scoring criteria.
- The commercial cannabis application period will begin November 1, 2019 and close on January 6, 2020.
Humboldt County Update
- Project Trellis set to provide more than $1.5 million directly to local cannabis industry.
- Those involved in the local cannabis industry will have two opportunities to receive funding through the county’s Project Trellis to help their businesses and combat the effect of the war on drugs. In total, more than $1.5 million will be available to fund cannabis projects.
- Micro-Grants and Loans. First, the Humboldt County Cannabis Micro-Grant & Loan Advisory Committee (CMGLAC) aka the Project Trellis Committee will be accepting applications for micro-business grants beginning Monday, Oct. 14. The deadline to apply is Dec. 16. The total funding for this cycle is $180,000 which will be divided among selected project proposals. The maximum award for individuals is $10,000 and $50,000 for associations and co-operatives.
- Local Equity Program. The second opportunity for funding is for the Local Equity Program (LEP) which is aimed at assisting individuals who were negatively or disproportionately impacted by the criminalization of cannabis. The Humboldt County Administrative Office – Economic Development Division received word on Wednesday that it was awarded a grant for $1,338,683.13 from the State of California for this program. Interested parties may contact the County of Humboldt Executive Director Scott Adair, at 707-445-7745 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about cannabis social equity programs here.
- Second hearing and proposal for permitting commercial retail in C-3 District
La Mesa Update
- La Mesa has approved adult-use retail cannabis. It will be in accordance with Measure U and will authorize cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and lab testing
Culver City Update
- Capped retail dispensaries at 3
- City will begin to use a social equity program. More information will follow
- On October 22 the city will discuss the possibility of having a retail cannabis ordinance
Ventura City Update
- City has approved an ordinance to allow delivery in the city of San Buenaventura
- November 1 will begin adopting a schedule of fees relating to cannabis delivery permits
- Approved ordinance to waive ban on cannabis commercial activity. Ordinance will be read and passed on 11-5-19
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