Nevada City, CA
Medical Cannabis Dispensary Information
Dispensary 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. Applications for a Dispensary were available on Thursday, July 5, 2017. The medical cannabis dispensary ordinance, as adopted, can be found here.

The City Council reviewed  three candidates, and considerd one for issuance of medical cannabis dispensary permit at their meeting on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6:30. At that meeting,   Council awarded authorization for a medical cannabis dispensary to operate in Nevada City provided they meet required conditions, complete tenant improvements in compliance, obtain applicable State licensing, and ultimately obtain a Nevada City permit to operate a medical cannabis dispensary.  Elevation 2477 was authorized by City Council  to operate a medical cannabis dispensary. That applicant satisfied all their requirements and were issued a permit on August 14, 2018.  After a year’s time, the City Manager will report to City Council on any positive or negative community, and/or law enforcement impacts that have resulted from the dispensary operation. At that time, the City Council may decide whether or not to expand the number of medical cannabis dispensary authorizations.

Note that staff has continued to receive public comment since publishing the staff report. Please click on the following links to find letters in support of the respective applicants. Staff will attempt to update this list as comments are received.

Public Comments Received by Staff after publishing the staff report:
Growing Community
Elevation 2477
Nevada County Wellness

Application Forms and Information:

 Download   Medical Cannabis Dispensary Application

Download   Nevada City 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.  

Dispensary Application Schedule: 

July 5, 2017                          Applications open                                                   

July 18, 2017                        Applicant Briefing Meeting at City Hall Council Chambers, 10 a.m.                        

August 31, 2017                   Applications due to City Hall by 5:00 p.m. (PST)

View the June 14th staff report outlining the application, ranking, and selection procedure here.

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