As of October 2, 2017, Medical and Recreational Cannabis Businesses can now submit applications in the City of Woodlake, CA. Applications are being accepted in accordance with Woodlake Ordinance No. 611 and within approved zones in accordance with Woodlake Ordinance 612.
Woodlake is accepting application for the following Cannabis Businesses:
Anyone interested in operating a medical cannabis business within the City of Woodlake, CA must have a Cannabis Regulatory Permit and must complete the City’s Conditional Use Permit process:
Item 1: Complete Background Investigation Packet to Obtain Employee Permit:
As part of the application process each applicant will be required to complete the Background Investigation Packet included in the application.
Items that need to be completed as part of the packet at the Woodlake Police Department:
As part of the background investigation each owner will be required to submit a list of 5 references. The background Investigation needs to be completed by each owner and each employee.
The grounds for denial of an Employee Permit can be one or more of the following:
Item 2: Application and Regulatory Fees for all Cannabis Businesses:
There are several fees pertaining to the Cannabis Business Application and all fees must be submitted with the final application. If an application is approved and the business is operational, each business must pay an annual regulatory fee which will be used to monitor and confirm compliance with local and state regulations.
Item 3: Acceptable Cannabis Business Locations in Woodlake, CA:
Choosing the right location is critical for your business.
Information on the facility location will be required when submitting the Woodlake Cannabis Business Application. Here is a list of information that is needed:
City of Woodlake Zoning Map:
At a minimum the Cannabis Business location must comply with these building code operational requirements and restrictions:
Item 4: Complete the Specific Cannabis Business Application: DEADLINE November 3rd, 2017
All applications must be submitted in PERSON to the Community Development Department:
Community Development Director City of Woodlake
350 N Valencia Ave
Woodlake, CA 93286
For Dispensaries Only the application process will be split into three phases:
Phase 1 – Background
Phase I requires each applicant to complete the Phase I background materials, which include the attached live scan form and commercial cannabis employee permit application, as well as an indemnification agreement to hold harmless the City of Woodlake. Each applicant will be required to submit to a criminal background investigation. Fingerprints and Photograph shall be required from each applicant as part of this process.
Phase 2 – Application Requirements: All applicants must pass the background investigation to move on to Phase 2.
Phase 3 – Application Requirements:
Following an objective ranking of the above application materials, applicants may be invited for interview(s) with City staff and/or representatives. Following completion of the interview(s), City staff intends to bring forward for the City Council’s consideration up to two recommended facility operators. The recommended operator should be prepared to attend a City Council meeting in Woodlake in order to provide a public presentation before the Mayor and City Council introducing their team and providing an overview of their proposal.