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Cannabis Updates 2019

       On April 1, 2019, the City Council adopted Ordinance Number 4257 establishing a merit-based competitive review and permit procedure for commercial cannabis businesses. The types of commercial cannabis businesses defined in the Ordinance are: indoor cultivation, manufacturing, testing, distribution, retail-storefront, and microbusiness of medicinal and adult-use cannabis and cannabis products, as well as the ancillary transportation and delivery of cannabis or cannabis products.

      This Ordinance established the framework by which applicants and businesses will be evaluated based on a four phase process which includes: Phase 1: Application, Phase 2: Initial scoring, Phase 3: Public presentation and, Phase 4: Final ranking and permit issuance. The adopted Ordinance established a 1,000 foot buffer between any potential commercial cannabis business and specified sensitive uses, including, school K-12 schools, day care centers, and youth and recreation centers. Additionally, storefront retail business shall not be located with 1,000 feet from another commercial cannabis storefront retailer.

      The next step is to establish a Zoning Ordinance that will designate specific zones where cannabis businesses will be allowed to operate. Staff is proposing a Cannabis Overlay (CO) District which would add a layer of zoning regulation on top of select commercial and industrially zoned areas.  The CO District would designate areas where commercial cannabis business are permitted provided that they meet all other provisions set forth in the Business Ordinance, including distance requirements from sensitive uses.  A draft Cannabis Permit Area Overlay (below) has been prepared. The proposed CO District represents areas outside of the 1,000 foot sensitive use buffer and then was further broken down into twelve potential Cannabis Permitting Area’s (CPA).

Please see our F.A.Q Fact Sheet

 

 

August Cannabis meeting

 

Announcements

 1. Special City Council Meeting

     August 19, 2019, 6pm in City of Pomona Council Chambers located at 505 S. Garey Avenue

     Update and Discussion on Remaining City Council Actions Required to Launch the City of Pomona’s Commercial Cannabis Permitting Program

     Attachments:

     Staff Report

     Attachment No. 1 -Ordinance No. 4257

     Attachment No. 2 -Cannabis Permit Areas

     Attachment No. 3 -Types of State Cannabis Licenses

     Attachment No. 4 -Ordinance No. 4254

     Attachment No. 5 -Questions from Community Meetings

 

 

The following documents have been previously presented:

          1. Ordinance No. 4257

          2. Presentation from the Joint Study Session 5/1/19

          3. DRAFT Cannabis Permit Areas

          4. Presentation from Cannabis Zoning Meeting at Washington Park 6/19/2019

  5. Video from Planning for Cannabis Meeting 7/18/19 (Credit: Rich Gill, Videographer)

 

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