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NEW REGULATIONS 

On May 15, 2018, the City Council adopted an ordinance amending the City's Municipal Code which establishes regulations for commercial cannabis businesses and personal cultivation. The ordinance became effective on June 14, 2018. However, as provided for in the ordinance, no land use or operator permits shall be issued, and no commercial cannabis business operations shall be allowed in the City unless and until the voters of the City approve a cannabis revenue measure.

The specific locations of cannabis businesses within the City is still under review. Staff is proposing Overlay Areas that will be presented to the Planning Commission and the City Council for feedback from the public and advisory bodies with final review being made by the City Council. Access the proposed maps of the Overlay Areas here.

CANNABIS COMMERCIAL BUSINESS OPERATOR PERMITS

The City is not currently accepting Cannabis Commercial Business Operator Permit applications at this time. Please keep checking back to this website for updates.

CURRENT CITY POLICY

Adopted by the City Council in March 2017, Ordinance 1633 – Expressly prohibits all commercial and industrial, medical and recreational uses of cannabis within the City.

PUBLIC WORKSHOPS/MEETINGS 

The San Luis Obispo Planning Commission will hold a Regular Meeting, WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber of City Hall, 990 Palm Street.

The Planning Commission will review boundaries of seven proposed Cannabis Business Zones - generally located in the Mid-Higuera Plan Area, the Broad Street Corridor Plan Area, the Orcutt Road Area, the Airport Area, the Margarita Area, the Higuera Commerce Park Area, and the Sacramento Drive Area – where certain cannabis business activities would be allowed consistent with the City’s Zoning Regulations.(Project Address: Citywide; Case #: CODE-1058-2017, City of San Luis Obispo, applicant).

CANNABIS PANEL DISCUSSION

 

DEVELOPMENT OF CALIFORNIA CANNABIS LAWS

1996: Proposition 215, Compassionate Use Act

2003: SB 420, Medical Marijuana Program

2015: Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act

2016: Proposition 64, Adult Use of Marijuana Act

2017: SB 94, Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) – combined Medical and Adult Recreational Use Regulations

STATE AGENCIES INVOLVED

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http://cannabis.ca.gov/

Licensing Authorities

PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION

California Department of Public Health
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 The CDPH is committed to providing facts to make safe and informed choices. CDPH is working to increase awareness about cannabis and how it affects bodies, minds and health by sharing science based information. (https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/DO/letstalkcannabis/Pages/LetsTalkCannabis.aspx

 

 

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DUI doesn’t mean just booze.  Just like drunk driving, driving under the influence of drugs is a crime – even if your impairment is due to prescribed medications, illicit drugs, over-the-counter medications or marijuana – medical or recreational. The legal and monetary consequences are the same – up to $10,000 in fines, fees and insurance costs, restricted licensing, days off work to go to court, a criminal record and more. Watch the California Office of Traffic Safety’s ad on Driving Under the Influence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jaaz4LH3hfs&feature=youtu.be

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Prevention of Substance Abuse For our Youth (POSAFY) Early childhood education on substance abuse is the key to safeguarding youth. (http://www.posafy.org/)

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