In August 2022, the Santee City Council approved the legalization of cannabis shops in the city and is soon going to be accepting Cannabis License Applications.

What is the cannabis application timeline in Santee? – The council is now working on developing application guidelines and procedures, and expects to begin accepting applications in the next few months.

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 cannabis license in Santee.

Santee, CA Cannabis Regulations Info

Sensitive Uses; Under California law, personal use of marijuana (cannabis) is legal statewide, but cities and counties have the right to control whether or not marijuana can be sold within their borders. Cities such as Santee can also decide whether or not to allow manufacturing of cannabis products, cannabis cultivation, and other cannabis businesses.

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.

Projected Cannabis Tax Rate in Santee, California

In Santee, a tax measure has been proposed that would impose different tax rates on various cannabis-related businesses. Retail businesses would be taxed at 6%, distribution at 3%, manufacturing at 4%, and testing labs at 2%. Additionally, there could be a tax of up to $10 per square foot on commercial cultivation. It is not specified whether the proposed taxes would apply to both medicinal and recreational cannabis. To fully understand the measure, it would be necessary to review all of its provisions and how they would be implemented.

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

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