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Cannabis Community Forum


Learn about Federal and State laws regulating Cannabis and the City's proposed legislation.

The City of National City is seeking input from community members to guide the development of regulations for commercial cannabis businesses.  The City Council has directed staff to develop a draft ordinance that could permit and regulate up to 3 commercial cannabis businesses within the City, which could include a combination of retailers, cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, microbusinesses and testing facilities.  These businesses would only be allowed in the City’s designated Industrial Zones.  Cannabis retailers would only be allowed as an accessory use (secondary use) in conjunction with cultivation, manufacturing or distribution.

Each business would be required to enter into a development agreement through which the business would agree to pay a Community Benefit Fee that would provide revenue to the City to address specified community needs.  These benefits are yet to be defined and will be negotiated with each business as a part of their development agreement.

The City is seeking input from the community to help guide this process.  Specifically, the City is seeking input on the following issues which would be addressed through regulations, development agreements and community benefit fees:

          •     Community impacts to be addressed through regulations

          •     Programs to be funded through community benefit fees

There will be two opportunities to catch the presentation 

First presentation: 4:30pm

Second presentation: 6:00pm

Your opinion is important to us and we hope you can make it to our Cannabis Community Forum & complete our Community Survey


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