CANNABIS COMMERCIAL BUSINESS OPERATOR PERMITS
Applications will only be accepted from January 7, 2019 to January 29, 2019. The Community Development department's hours are 8:00am-3:00pm Monday-Friday, 919 Palm St.
The City’s preferred forms of payment for applications are credit card (Visa, Mastercard or AMEX), money order, check, and debit cards. The City will accept payment in the form of cash by appointment only. Please contact the Community Development Department for additional information at (805) 781-7170.
Multiple applications (e.g. stacking) on one site will not be allowed.
- Enforcement of representations (i.e. employee compensation, local control, charitable giving, etc.) made as part of the application for Cannabis Operator Permit will be enforced through conditions of approval of the operator permit and tied to any land use permit issued to that operator.
Cannabis Ordinance (Municipal Code Chapter 9.10 and Chapter 17.99)
Allowed Zones for Cannabis Businesses
Cannabis Business Zones (CBZ) Overlay Area Maps
Cannabis Fee Schedule
Cannabis Scoring Worksheets (Evaluation Criteria)
MEASURE F-18, CANNABIS BUSINESS TAX MEASURE
On November 6, 2018, the residents of SLO voted to adopt the Cannabis Tax Measure (Measure F-18).
What is the Cannabis Business Tax (Measure F-18)?
The proposed general-purpose tax would include a combination of the two most common tax structures implemented throughout the State:
- Gross receipts tax of up to 10%; and
- Cultivation tax of up to $10 per canopy square foot
Gross receipts, or excise taxes, are assessed at every stage of cannabis production within the City including testing, retail sales, distribution and manufacturing. Cultivation taxes are based on the size of the canopy or license issued by the State.
How will the money from the tax be spent?
The general-purpose tax would go to the General Fund and could be used for any City project, service or operation, as directed by the City Council. The proposed business tax could raise approximately $1.5M annually and would be in effect until ended by voters.
STATE AGENCIES INVOLVED
- Bureau of Cannabis Control: http://www.bmcr.ca.gov/
- CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing: http://calcannabis.cdfa.ca.gov/
- Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB): https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CEH/DFDCS/Pages/MCSB.aspx
PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION
California Department of Public Health
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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