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What do you think about the Cannabis (Marijuana) Industry coming to our City?

On August 6, 2018, the San Fernando City Council Cannabis Ad Hoc Committee presented their recommendations to the City Council. Click Here to view the full Agenda Report 
 
Following the presentation, the City Council listened to public testimony on the subject and directed staff to prepare an ordinance to allow the cultivation, testing, production and distribution of cannabis within the City of San Fernando. 
 
On October 2, 2018, a proposed Municipal Code Amendment to prohibit medicinal and adult use cannabis retail citywide and establish regulations and a discretional review process for cannabis cultivation, distribution, manufacturing and testing was introduced to the Planning and Preservation Commission.  Click Here to view the full Agenda Report 
 
The item was continued to November 7, 2018, and on that day the Planning and Preservation Commission approved a resolution recommending to the City Council adoption of the Municipal Code Amendment with two substantive amendments. The two recommended amendments included the regulation of non-storefront retail delivery services and microbusinesses (excluding storefront retail services). Click Here to view the full Agenda Report  
 
On January 7, 2019, the City Council scheduled a public hearing to consider action on a first reading for the ultimate Cannabis ordinance and code amendment, including the amendments recommended by the Planning and Preservation Commission. Click Here to view the full Agenda Report 
 
During the January 7, 2019 City Council Meeting, Mayor Fajardo made a motion seconded by Vice Mayor Ballin: (a) to reopen the public hearing on the City’s consideration of an ordinance authorizing certain regulated cannabis business in the City; (b) continue the public hearing to a date to be determined by the City Council and staff; (c) to refer the matter back to the Cannabis Ad Hoc Committee (Mayor Fajardo and Mayor Ballin) with instruction that the Ad Hoc Committee consider the testimony of the public and the comments and recommendations of Councilmembers and return sometime before July 2019 with a set of recommended modifications to the ordinance (as part of this effort the Ad Hoc Committee is asked to include parks and playgrounds within the definition of sensitive receptors and is asked to study and consider the desirability of imposing a 1000 foot buffer requirement from parks and playgrounds; the desirability of putting a hard cap on the number of permits issued by the City; study whether the overall buffer requirements from sensitive receptors should be more similar to buffer requirements for establishments that sell liquor; and consider possible ballot measure options in connection with the regulation of cannabis in the City).  
 

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Cannabis Industry

  • Marijuana, pot, and weed are other terms for cannabis.
  • Cultivation is growing cannabis plants.
  • Manufacturing is producing cannabis products, including food products, cosmetic products, oils, and supplements.
  • Sale is dispensing of cannabis products from a physical retail location, including non-storefront sales.

In 2016, California voters passed Prop 64, also known as the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana (AUMA). 
 

Prop 64 legalized the non-medical use of cannabis by persons 21 years of age and over, with certain restrictions, and provides for industry licensing and establishes standards for marijuana products. It allows for state and local regulation and taxation of marijuana businesses. Most of the revenue from such taxes would support youth programs, environmental protection, and law enforcement.

 

On September 18, 2017, the San Fernando City Council adopted an Urgency Ordinance to expressly prohibit all medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activities throughout the City, excluding medicinal-only cannabis deliveries originating from qualified licensed retailers located outside of the City. See below for complete text of the Ordinance.

 

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117 Macneil Street, San Fernando, CA 91340

Alexander P. Meyerhoff, City Manager

(818) 898-1202 | CityManager@sfcity.org

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  • Urgency Ordinance No. 1669-U (9/18/17): Amending City Code to Expressly Prohibit All Medicinal and Adult-Use Commercial Cannabis Activities Throughout the City, Excluding Medicinal-Only Cannabis Deliveries Originating from Qualified Licensed Retailers Located Outside of the City’s Boundaries
  • Ordinance No. 1659 (11/21/16): Prohibiting Outdoor Personal Marijuana Cultivation and Establishing Regulations and a Permitting Process for the Indoor Personal Cultivation of Marijuana, Subject to California Voter Approval of Prop 64
  • Urgency Ordinance No. 1658-U (11/7/16): Prohibiting Outdoor Personal Marijuana Cultivation and Establishing Regulations and a Permitting Process for Indoor Personal Cultivation of Marijuana, Subject to California Voter Approval of Prop 64
  • Ordinance No. 1654 (5/16/16): Amending City Code to Expressly Prohibit Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, Medical Cannabis Cultivation, City-Based Medical Cannabis Delivery Operations, and All Commercial Cannabis Activities in All Areas of the City, Excluding Medical Cannabis Delivery Activities Originating from Legal Dispensaries Outside of the City 
  • Urgency Ordinance No. 1597-U (2/1/10): Interim Ordinance Further Extending the Interim Ordinance Prohibiting Marijuana Dispensaries on All Zoning Districts
  • Urgency Ordinance No. 1588-U (4/6/09): Interim Ordinance Extending the Interim Ordinance Prohibiting Marijuana Dispensaries in All Zoning Districts
  • Urgency Ordinance No. 1587-U (3/2/09): Interim Ordinance Prohibiting the Establishment of Marijuana Dispensaries in Any Zoning District Within the City 

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