Expanded License Opportunities around the State
We have seen more and more cities open due to local initiative to begin to tax and/or regulate commercial cannabis businesses in 2020.
Some new market cities include:
- Status: The city adopted an ordinance in July 2020 allowing cannabis distribution business. The ordinance with go into effect in the beginning of 2021.
- Population: 31,253
- Licenses: Distribution
- Status: Measure H passed, setting the zoning for cannabis businesses within the City.
- Population: 62,904
- Licenses: Cultivation, Manufacturing, Distribution, and Storefront Retail
- The city passed a cannabis business ordinance on November 17, 2020, that went into effect on December 17, 2020. The City council will draft the details for the license application process for 2021.
- Population: 139,640
- Licenses: Indoor Cultivation, Manufacturing, Retail, Distribution, and Microbusinesses.
- Status: Measure W passed authorizing four cannabis delivery businesses with a gross receipt tax of up to 6%.
- Population: 62,183
- Licenses: Delivery
- Status: Measure O was approved by voters, allowing cultivation and distribution in unincorporated Ventura County.
- Population: 846,006
- Cultivation and Distribution.
Many other cities not highlighted above but should be closely watched also include:
The city of Artesia, City of Benicia, City of Calabasas, City of Chico, City of Corona, City of Costa Mesa, City of Grass Valley, City of Hawthorn, City of Laguna Woods, City of Lemon Grove, City of Madera, Redwood city, City of Sausalito, City of San Bruna, City of Sonora, City of Vacaville, and the City of Ventura.
Regulations change frequently, and new markets continue to emerge. While the majority of the state’s licensing opportunities are listed below, this list is not exhaustive. If you have specific questions about California markets, contact us and sign-up for our listserv of updates.