The City will open two application periods for commercial cannabis businesses in the first year of the program.
- The first application period will only allow businesses in the non-Coastal Zone. During the first period, up to 3 retail and 10 industrial-type permits may be awarded.
- Once a final decision is received from the CA Coastal Commission regarding whether commercial cannabis businesses will be permissible in the Coastal Zone, another application period will be opened for 2 additional retail permits and any unfilled industrial-type permits (for a maximum of 5 retail and 10 industrial permits).
A draft of the Local Coastal Program Implementation Plan Amendment was posted to the City website on March 29, 2021, and is available for viewing. This is tentatively scheduled to be presented to City Council in May. Please see the Notice of Availability and Draft of the Local Coastal Program Implementation Plan Amendment below: