The City is considering potential regulations and taxation for Cannabis businesses within the City. How do you think Cannabis businesses should be regulated?
In March 2017, the City Council adopted Ordinance 1633 which prohibits all commercial and industrial, medical and recreational uses of cannabis within the City of San Luis Obispo. The City Council at the same time directed staff to look into options for cannabis regulations in the City that would be a good fit for our community. The State may begin issuing licenses on January 1, 2018, but dual licensing is required so a business must have a State and local license to operate legally. The City is planning to adopt new cannabis regulations that will coincide with the Zoning Regulations update in late spring or early summer 2018. Staff has prepared a presentation that discusses in more detail the City's work on cannabis regulations to date.
The City is looking for feedback from the community regarding what the City regulations should include. Below is a survey that includes 4 questions that ask for your comments regarding any concerns you have with these types of businesses, thoughts on the number and size of businesses in the City, level of taxation and where cannabis businesses should be located. Your comments are greatly appreciated and will have a significant role in the development of new policies and regulations.
For more information on upcoming public workshops, hearings, draft cannabis regulations, etc., check out the City's Cannabis Website.