Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo, Seaside, Coachella, Salinas and Temporary Event Permit Updates
Exciting news! If you are applying or thinking about applying for licenses in Santa Barbara county, San Luis Obispo, Seaside, Coachella or Salinas, we have some big updates for you today. In addition, California is moving one step closer to allowing additional flexibility for temporary cannabis events. Read all the details below.
We will continue to update you as the city releases more specific information. If you’d like to get a head start or have any permit/licensing questions – California Cannabis CPA is available to discuss your questions and needs.
Commercial Cannabis Permit – Amendment – Major: $2,395.65
Commercial Cannabis Permit – Amendment – Minor: $788.79
Commercial Cannabis Permit – Amendment – Administrative: $205.39
Commercial Cannabis Permit – Appeal: $513.99
Commercial Cannabis Permit – Renewal: $1,346.03
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Will there be additional temporary cannabis events?
Recently, two bills were introduced that discuss the topic of cannabis at temporary events. Under the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), cannabis special events can only take place at a county fair or district agricultural association event. Assembly Bill 2641 and Assembly Bill 2020 have been introduced and are attempting to widen those restrictions.
AB 2641 would authorize the Bureau of Cannabis Control to issue temporary event licenses and would authorize a state temporary event licenses to be issued for an event. Therefore, events could be held at any venue approved by local jurisdiction.
AB 2020 would provide additional flexibility and give local jurisdictions the ability to determine where and when they want to hold a cannabis special event within their borders. Oakland, California was one of the first supporters of AB 2020 as it wants to allow for cannabis at their Art and Soul Festival. Although this might prove difficult, if Oakland is allowed to add cannabis to this popular festival, it is likely other cities will follow suit.
We will keep you updated on the progress of these two bills as AB 2020 is set to be read in March 2018. In the meantime, please contact California Cannabis CPA with your questions related to temporary cannabis licenses.