Nevada City, CA
Cannabis Businesses
Change to Adult Use: At the December 12, 2018 Council meeting, City Council repealed and reenacted Chapter 9.22 of Title 9 of the Nevada City Municipal Code in order to allow adult-use cannabis businesses to operate within the City as opposed to medical-only businesses. Staff has determined that there are potential impacts to allowing existing authorized medical-only facilities to become authorized adult-use facilities, including but not limited to: parking needs, operational traffic increases, increases in solvent storage, etc.  

Elevation 2477, LLC has submitted a request to convert their authorized medical cannabis business, located at 569 Searls Avenue, to an authorized adult-use cannabis business. Below are their provided responses to a staff-prepared questionnaire to inform whether the change warrants further review by the appropriate hearing body (City Council for a dispensary business or Planning Commission for all other cannabis business categories).

Written comments and requests for placing the item on an upcoming agenda (City Council for a dispensary business or Planning Commission for all other cannabis business categories) may be filed with the City Planner during regular working hours at City Hall within 7-days of mailing, due by Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

Elevation 2477, LLC Adult-Use Questionnaire Responses
Elevation 2477, LLC Updated Parking Plan
Elevation 2477, LLC Updated Security Plan

AT the August 25, 2016 City Council Strategic Planning Workshop, staff was directed to research the possibility of allowing a medical marijuana dispensary.   On September 28, Council was presented with a draft ordinance that outlines a process for allowing one such dispensary within City Limits. At that meeting, Council referred review of the draft ordinance to the Planning Commission for their recommendation and also directed staff to develop ordinance options and recommendations related to other State authorized medical cannabis business operations.

Medical Cannabis Manufacturing, Distribution, Cultivation (no mature plant grows), and Testing Laboratory Businesses (See separate webpage for dispensary business information):

Next four deadlines for submitting an application for consideration by the Planning Commission:
January 31, 2019
April 30, 2019
July 31, 2019
October 31, 2019

Please complete the application form, linked below and submit all necessary supplementary information. Staff will accept applications, review for general completeness and then distribute to staff and Planning Commissioners for a 30 to 60 day review and comment period. Once the review period is complete, staff will schedule the application for a public meeting for consideration by the Planning Commission.  

Download  Medical Cannabis Business (Other than Dispensary) Application
Download  View Fee Resolution, Medical Cannabis Businesses (Other than Dispensary)
Download  Application Procedure Resolution 
Download Background Information Form
Download Implementation Procedures & Description of Evaluation Criteria  

The City is currently working on obtaining authorization to receive live scan information from the State DOJ and the FBI. Applications will be due before we have such authorization and so will not be required to include the Live Scan receipt as requested in the application. Please Complete the Background Information Form, below to submit with your application. The City will notify you at the time we have received appropriate authorization and will direct you to provide the Live Scan Receipt at that time.

Any questions may be directed to City Planner, Amy Wolfson at [email protected]

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