Nevada City, CA
Medical Cannabis Business Ordinance
At the August 25, 2016 City Council Strategic Planning Workshop, staff was directed to research the possibility of allowing a medical marijuana dispensary.   On September 28, Council was presented with a draft ordinance that outlines a process for allowing one such dispensary within City Limits. At that meeting, Council referred review of the draft ordinance to the Planning Commission for their recommendation and also directed staff to develop ordinance options and recommendations related to other State authorized medical cannabis business operations.

Current Status:  At the March 12, 2017 regular City Council Meeting, Council heard a second reading of an Ordinance regulating medical cannabis dispensaries. The City Council voted 4-0 (Senum absent) to adopt
 the ordinance. Staff is now working on their direction to develop regulations for other medical cannabis businesses, including testing, manufacturing, distribution, cultivation and transportation of medical cannabis.

At their May 20, 2017 meeting, the Planning Commission directed staff to open a public comment period beginning April 20 and ending at 5:00 p.m. on May 10, 2017. Comments may come in after this date, but will not be incorporated into the Planning Commission staff report for the May 18, 2017 Planning Commission meeting. Staff was also directed to hold a Special Planning Commission Meeting/Workshop on the evening of May 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

The medical cannabis dispensary ordinance, as adopted, can be found here.
The draft regulations for other medical cannabis businesses can be found here.

Any questions may be directed to City Planner, Amy Wolfson at amy.wolfson@nevadacityca.gov


       
       
       
       
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