The City of Sacramento is a Charter City with legislative powers held by a publicly elected nine-member body referred to as the City Council. The Mayor and one member from each of the City’s eight districts make up the City Council. The City Council Members are also members of separate legislative bodies such as the Financing Authority, Housing Authority, and the Redevelopment Agency. When these legislative bodies meet concurrently with the City Council it is noted in the meeting materials.
The City of Sacramento currently allows dispensaries, cultivation, nonvolatile manufacturing and testing in specific zones within the city, subject to a set of regulations. City issued permits are required in order to obtain State licenses, beginning January 2018.
To start a cannabis business in Sacramento, the following permits are required: a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the property, a Business Operating Permit for the business operation itself. Building Permits are also required for all construction and tenant improvements on the cannabis operation site.
The Bureau of Cannabis Control is the lead agency in developing regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California. The Bureau is responsible for licensing retailers, distributors, testing labs and microbusinesses.
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, a division of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), ensures public safety and environmental protection by licensing and regulating commercial cannabis cultivators in California. CalCannabis also manages the state’s track-and-trace system, which tracks all commercial cannabis and cannabis products—from cultivation to sale. CalCannabis is organized into three branches: Licensing, Compliance and Enforcement, and Administration.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is committed to providing you with the facts you need to make safe and informed choices. By sharing science-based information, CDPH is working to increase awareness about cannabis and how it affects our bodies, minds and health.
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