The deadline to procure a cannabis business license in Lake Elsinore is fast approaching. Applications have been open since March 1, 2018 and will close on April 15, 2018 – so it’s important to begin the process today!
Cultivation and Manufacturing
The City of Lake Elsinore will now allow for cultivation, testing and manufacturing in specific light industrial (M-1) and heavy industrial (M-2) zones. However, there are limits to the amount of facilities that may open within each zone. A maximum of ten total cannabis-related facilities will be allowed (five within each zone).
Limited retail and distribution uses are only permitted as accessory use to an approved facility permitted for cultivation or manufacturing. The City expressly states that they are open to adding additional businesses in the future, should they see economic benefits.
Not surprisingly, the application process can be a bit extensive. Here is what you need to get started:
The city will look for several things when evaluating your application:
Your location must also be entirely indoors (excluding greenhouses) and all operators must not have any kind of criminal history.
The city has provided a map of the M1 and M2 zones. This map will provide a high-level view of the areas in which the land-use zoning is allowed.
If you have questions about the application or the Lake Elsinore permit approval process, you can call the city at this number: 951-674-3124. Since the April 15, 2018 deadline is quickly approaching please contact California Cannabis CPA for immediate assistance in submitting your application.