With our newly released Cannabis Listing Service (CLS), we now can quickly send you a full list of eligible properties and we have just added new lists for Los Angeles, Oakland and Sacramento!

In your quest for cannabis greatness in these cities, you will need to locate a property that’s eligible for your production use (manufacturing, cultivation, distribution and lab testing).

Learning the regulations for each prospective city can take a very long time…

To save time, read through our research below in this article and work with a professional when searching for cannabis real estate locations in Los Angeles, Oakland, and Sacramento that are eligible for entitlement.

help with lease agreement for cannabis This article will help you have a more clear understanding of how you can enter these jurisdictions. These are only a spotlight of the full regulations and intricacies for each of these three large cities. If you want more details, than please contact us for assistance finding a viable location.

Over the years we’ve found that better site identification leads to easier and more successful applications. The better the location, the more likely a license will be received, so our clients can get on with their business and focus on what matters. The complexity involved in identifying an eligible cannabis location can sometimes make your brain hurt. Our goal at CREC is to simplify your research and help our clients to navigate their way to the property that perfectly suits their needs.

Use our Cannabis Listing Service (CLS) to save time and find all locations in your city of interest.

 

In this article we will cover the following details in each city (Production Uses, Sensitive Uses, Application Costs):

  • Los Angeles
  • Oakland
  • Sacramento

 

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Los Angeles City Details

Production Uses Allowed

Medical and Recreational License Types

  • Type 1A – Cultivation; Specialty indoor small
  • Type 1C – Cultivation, Specialty cottage small
  • Type 2A – Cultivation; Indoor small
  • Type 3A – Cultivation; Indoor medium
  • Type 4 – Cultivation; Nursery
  • Type 6 – Manufacturer 1 or “Type N” or “Type P”
  • Type 7 – Manufacturer 2
  • Type 9 – Non-Storefront Retailer
  • Type 10 – Retailer
  • Type 12 – Microbusiness

 

Sensitive Uses

1. Retailer
Must be outside of a 700-foot radius of a School, Public Park, Public Library, Alcoholism or Drug Abuse Recovery or Treatment Facility, Day Care Center, and Permanent Supportive Housing; and outside of a 700- foot radius of any other Retailer or Micro Business Commercial Cannabis Activity having on-site retail sales, which is licensed by the state of California and licensed by the City to engage in the Commercial Cannabis Activity defined in this section.

  • Exception. Type 9 – Non-Storefront Commercial Cannabis Activity shall not be required to locate outside of a 700-foot radius of a Public Park, Public Library, Alcoholism or Drug Abuse Recovery or Treatment Facility, Day Care Center, and Permanent Supportive Housing; or outside of a of any other Retailer or Micro Business Commercial Cannabis Activity having on-site retail sales, which is licensed by the state of California and licensed by the City to engage in the Commercial Cannabis Activity.Type 9 – Non-Storefront Commercial Cannabis Activity shall be required to locate outside of a 600-foot radius of a School.

2. Type 12 – Microbusiness
Must be outside of a 700-foot radius of a School, Public Park, Public Library, Alcoholism or Drug Abuse Recovery or Treatment Facility, Day Care Center, and Permanent Supportive Housing; and outside of a 700-foot radius of any other Retailer or Micro Business Commercial Cannabis Activity, having on-site retail sales, which is licensed by the state of California and licensed by the City to engage in the Commercial Cannabis Activity defined in this section.

  • Exception. Any Micro Business Commercial Cannabis Activity with sales to the public limited to off-site deliveries and having no on-site sales shall not be required to locate outside of a 700-foot radius of a Public Park, Public Library, Alcoholism or Drug Abuse Recovery or Treatment Facility, Day Care Center, and Permanent Supportive Housing; or outside of a 700-foot radius of any other Retailer or Micro Business Commercial Cannabis Activity having on-site retail sales, which is licensed by the state of California and licensed by the City to engage in the Commercial Cannabis Activity.

Any Micro Business Commercial Cannabis Activity with sales to the public limited to off-site deliveries and having no on-site sales shall be required to locate outside of a 600-foot radius of a School.

3. Indoor Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Activity

Outside of a 600-foot radius of a School.

4. Level 1 Manufacturing Commercial Cannabis Activity

Must be outside of a 600-foot radius of a School.

5. Level 2 Manufacturing Commercial Cannabis Activity

Must be outside of a 600-foot radius of a School; and Outside of a 200 foot radius of any Residentially Zoned Property.

6. Testing Commercial Cannabis Activity

Outside of a 600-foot radius of a School.

7. Distributor Commercial Cannabis Activity

Outside of a 600-foot radius of a School.

 

Application Costs

  • Cannabis LAMC Section 104.07 EMMD Retail License Fee: $9,360
  • Cannabis LAMC Section 104.08 License Fee: $11,806
  • Cannabis License Fee: $8,059
  • Cannabis LAFD Inspection Fee: $918 (LAFD Inspector rate is an additional $216 per hour for inspections exceeding 4 hours.)
  • Cannabis Appeal Fee for Applicant: $4,687
  • Cannabis Appeal Fee for a Non-Applicant: $100
  • Cannabis License Modification Fee: $1,700

 

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Oakland City Details

Production Uses Allowed

Medical and Recreational

  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Testing
  • Distribution
  • Delivery

 

Sensitive Uses

Unless the City Administrator in his/her discretion determines that the location will not impact the peace, order and welfare of the public evidence that the proposed location of such dispensary is not within six hundred (600) feet of a public or private school providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive (but not including any private school in which education is primarily conducted in private homes), another dispensary or youth center, unless the school or youth center moved into the area after the dispensary was issued a permit under this chapter.

Applications for delivery only dispensaries shall not be subject to a hearing requirement, unless they are within 300 feet of a residential zone.

 

Application Costs

LivesScan ($32) and Permit Application ($2,474)

Regulatory fees are subject to Equity vs. General application restrictions.

  • Gross sales less than $500,000: $2,790
  • Gross sales $500,000 – $999,999: $5,586
  • Gross sales greater than $999,999: $11,173

 

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  • Use the promo code CREC20 before midnight PST, January 11 2019.

 

Sacramento City Details

Production Uses Allowed

Medical and Recreational

  • Retail and Delivery
  • Manufacturing
  • Testing
  • Distribution
  • Cultivation

Two types of distribution permits will be available:

  • a) Distribution Center – for a site for a site over 2,500 sq. ft., intended for businesses with the sole function of distributing and transporting products through the supply chain; and
  • b) Distribution Service – for a site 2,500 sq. ft. or less, intended as an add-on or secondary permit that will allow an entity already holding another type of cannabis permit to distribute their own products through the supply chain.

 

Sensitive Uses

1. If the cannabis dispensary is a storefront cannabis dispensary, as defined in chapter 5.150, the site must not be within 600 feet of another storefront cannabis dispensary site.

2. The cannabis dispensary site must not be within 600 feet of any park, child care center, in-home child care (family day care home), youth-oriented facility, church or faith congregation, substance abuse center, or cinema.

3. The cannabis dispensary site must not be within 600 feet of any tobacco retailer that has 15,000 square feet or less of gross floor area and devotes less than 2% of its retail shelving or 250 square feet, whichever is less, to the display, sale, offering of tobacco, tobacco products, tobacco paraphernalia, nicotine, nicotine products, nicotine paraphernalia, or smoking or vaping areas; or

4. The cannabis dispensary site must not be within 300 feet of a residential zone.

5. Sites must be at least 600 ft. from schools (K-12), and neighborhood and community parks.  Sites that are less than 600 ft. from a neighborhood or community park will require a CUP approval from the Planning and Design Commission instead of the Zoning Administrator.

 

Application Costs

The costs for application in this city vary based on your size of permit type like cultivation sq ft or up to $100k or $1m in manufacturing. We will list a range for each of the new uses allowed, the renewal fees are often slightly less than new permits.

  • Cultivation (up to 5,000 sq ft – up to 22,000 sq ft): $9,700 – $28,910
  • Dispensary (Delivery only – Less than $500k – available for low range): $9,760 – $23,610
  • Distribution (Transport Only, up to $5m – Over $20m): $5,530 – $33,600
  • Manufacturing Type (Class A – D / up to $100k – Over $3m): $4,440 – $30,900
  • Testing Lab: $14,270

 

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