Nevada City, CA
Cannabis Businesses
Change to Adult Use: At the December 12, 2018 Council meeting, City Council repealed and reenacted Chapter 9.22 of Title 9 of the Nevada City Municipal Code in order to allow adult-use cannabis businesses to operate within the City as opposed to medical-only businesses. Staff has determined that there are potential impacts to allowing existing authorized medical-only facilities to become authorized adult-use facilities, including but not limited to: parking needs, operational traffic increases, increases in solvent storage, etc.  

Notice of Public Meeting:
The following Application Amendments will be heard at the February 21 Planning Commission Agenda:

    Emerald Bay Wellness – Amendment to change from self-distribution to full-distribution to allow distribution of third-party product; 138 New Mohawk Road, suite 170

  Thrive Society, LLC –  Amendment to add a small ethanol extraction component to the permitted cannabis extraction methods; 138 New Mohawk Road, 4,900 square feet, east side
Responses to Staff Questions of  Amended Application for Thrive Society, LLC     


Medical Cannabis Manufacturing, Distribution, Cultivation (no mature plant grows), and Testing Laboratory Businesses (See separate webpage for dispensary business information):

Next four deadlines for submitting an application for consideration by the Planning Commission:
April 30, 2019
July 31, 2019
October 31, 2019
January 31, 2020

Please complete the application form, linked below and submit all necessary supplementary information. Staff will accept applications, review for general completeness and then distribute to staff and Planning Commissioners for a 30 to 60 day review and comment period. Once the review period is complete, staff will schedule the application for a public meeting for consideration by the Planning Commission.  

Download  Cannabis Business (Other than Dispensary) Application
Download  View Fee Resolution, Medical Cannabis Businesses (Other than Dispensary)
Download  Application Procedure Resolution 
Download Background Information Form
Download Implementation Procedures & Description of Evaluation Criteria  

The City is currently working on obtaining authorization to receive live scan information from the State DOJ and the FBI. Applications will be due before we have such authorization and so will not be required to include the Live Scan receipt as requested in the application. Please Complete the Background Information Form, below to submit with your application. The City will notify you at the time we have received appropriate authorization and will direct you to provide the Live Scan Receipt at that time.

Any questions may be directed to City Planner, Amy Wolfson at [email protected]

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