Local licensing for cannabis cultivation or marijuana dispensaries varies county-by-county and city-by-city. The local governments have the power to permit or ban cannabis and to crease the licensing framework. The local governments are still determining licensing for dispensaries, cultivation, manufacturing, lab testing, delivery, transportation, and distribution. Several local governments have banned commercial activities, including cultivation and dispensaries. The City of Sacramento is one of the few local governments that has decided to embrace commercial marijuana. The City of Sacramento is currently accepting conditional use permits and business permits for cultivation, manufacturing, testing laboratories, delivery-only, and distribution.
There are cities that have banned commercial marijuana, some cities have a moratorium, and other cities are beginning to accept new applications. With all commercial cannabis, licensing is a case-by-case situation and depends on the city or county. Please schedule a consultation to learn more about the particular cities and counties permitting marijuana dispensaries and cannabis cultivation. There is a $100 fee for consultations relating to the cannabis industry.