Santee’s City Council approved application procedures and fees in March 2024 and the city is poised to launch an application period in late Spring 2024.

What is the cannabis application timeline in Santee? –The city is working on finalizing live-scan background checks and will soon launch a 45 day application period at some point in late Spring 2024.

Santee, located just 18 miles from San Diego, will offer four retail licenses and an unlimited number of manufacturing, cultivation, and distribution licenses. Its convenient location, with access to major roads and highways, makes it an ideal location for a cannabis business.

One of our top upcoming retail markets in San Diego County, Santee will soon be available for applications and at $353/SF, market pricing is considerably lower than the region’s average pricing. The city currently has a retail vacancy rate of approximately 4.4%.

Our team understands that the process of filling out and submitting an application can be overwhelming and confusing. That’s why we offer assistance to our customers every step of the way. Contact us and fill out the form at the bottom of the page to apply for a cannabis license in Santee.

Santee, CA Cannabis Regulations Info

Sensitive Uses: 900 feet from any schools k-12, daycare centers, youth centers, religious institutions, playgrounds.

Determining the Appropriate Zones for Cannabis Businesses

  • Property is required to submit an application, so don’t hesitate to reach out to our team to get started on research and finding cannabis real estate.

Allowable Cannabis Uses in Santee

  • Retail (include delivery)
  • Cultivation
  • Manufacturing
  • Testing
  • Distribution
  • Microbusiness – “Microbusiness” means a business that engages in at least three of the following activities at one location: indoor cultivation (up to 10,000 total square feet), manufacturing, distribution, or retail (storefront or non-storefront).

License Caps:

Retailers: 4
All other uses: Unlimited

An unlimited cap means a huge potential for business opportunities outside of retail.

Cannabis Tax Rate in Santee, California

Santee does not have a set cannabis tax, instead applicants agree to a designated community benefit fee that goes to the betterment of the city. The City anticipates a minimum of 5% of annual gross receipts for each cannabis business in the city

How Do I Get a Cannabis License Application?

This will be a merit based process with real estate required. Application assistance is a must to win this license. Contact our team to produce the best application, by proven winners of competitive licensing environments.  Our top priority is helping our customers succeed. So if you need help preparing a winning application, don’t hesitate to reach out to us to get started. We are here to assist you every step of the way.


Santee Cannabis Application Support

Start Application Here:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.