Costa Mesa, CA Cannabis Real Estate & Cannabis Regulations

Cannabis Status: Opening

Latest Update on Costa Mesa Applications: Costa Mesa’s city council voted on 3/19/24 to limit processing of storefront retail applications to the 35 applications that have been approved or have currently proceeded past the pre-application phase. No future applications for storefront retail licenses will be considered until the number of existing operators drops below 10.

Name: Costa Mesa, California
Population: 113,159
Median Income: $84,138
Uses: Retail, Delivery, Manufacturing, Testing, and Distribution

City Cannabis Overview: The city is open for applications for cannabis businesses for all types other than storefront retail licenses on an ongoing basis. Storefront retail applications will not be considered until the number of existing operators drops below a new cap of 10 licenses.

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Uses: Retail (Includes Delivery), Non-Storefront Delivery, Volatile and Non-Volatile Manufacturing, Distribution, Microbusiness

Distance Requirement:

Retail storefront uses must be located a minimum of 1,000 feet from existing and permitted child daycare locations, K- 12 schools, playgrounds, and/ or homeless shelters, and youth centers. They must also be at least 250 feet
from residentially zoned properties.

All other uses: 600 feet from schools k-12, youth centers, daycare centers (State default standard)

Cap of Business: Costa Mesa will cease processing storefront retail licenses after 35 have been considered. After that point they will not accept new storefront retail licenses until the number of operating storefronts drops below 10.

Tax Rate:

  • Distribution, volatile and nonvolatile manufacturing and research: 1% gross receipts
  • Retail and Delivery: 7% gross receipts

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Ordinance No. 2021-X2 – An Ordinance of the city council of the city of costa mesa California amending section 9-29.5 of article 5 (administration, application and procedures) of chapter I (Business Tax) and Sections 9-116, 9-119, 9-120 & 9-121 or Chapter II (Regulation of certain businesses) and Chapter VI (Marijuana Business Permits) of Title 9 (licenses and business regulations) to establish the tac rate, operating requirements and standards for cannabis uses, including retail cannabis storefront and non-storefront uses to implement the city of costa mesa retail cannabis tax and regulations measure (measure q)

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