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File #: 171042    Version: Name: Various Codes - Regulation of Cannabis Businesses
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Introduced: 10/24/2017 In control: Clerk of the Board
On agenda: Final action: 12/6/2017
Enactment date: 12/6/2017 Enactment #: 230-17
Title: Ordinance amending the Administrative, Business and Tax Regulations, Health, and Police Codes to comprehensively regulate commercial activities relating to the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, sale, and delivery of medicinal and adult use cannabis by, among other things: 1) requiring businesses that engage in commercial cannabis activities to obtain a permit from the Office of Cannabis; 2) requiring the Director of the Office of Cannabis to implement an Equity Program to promote equitable ownership and employment opportunities in the cannabis industry by providing priority permitting for Equity Applicants and Equity Incubators, as defined; 3) defining eligibility for temporary and permanent cannabis business permits; 4) establishing priorities for the review of cannabis business permit applications; 5) establishing operating standards for cannabis businesses; 6) establishing criteria for granting, denying, suspending, and revoking cannabis business permits; 7) requiring all cannabis businesses to ensure that 50% of work hours are performed by San Francisco residents, and cannabis businesses with ten or more employees to adopt labor peace agreements; 8) authorizing the imposition of fines and penalties for violation of local and state laws governing cannabis businesses, and establishing procedures by which cannabis businesses may appeal a fine or permit penalty; 9) allowing pre-existing non-conforming cannabis operators to register with the Office of Cannabis and apply for cannabis business permits in 2018; 10) prohibiting the consumption of cannabis and cannabis products on the premises of all cannabis businesses, except Storefront Cannabis Retailers and Cannabis Microbusinesses that obtain consumption permits from the Department of Public Health; 11) prohibiting until January 1, 2019, tours of cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, and cannabis microbusinesses, and authorizing the Director of Cannabis to extend the prohibition on tours, or establish guidelines for the operation of tours; 12) prohibiting the acceptance of new applications for medical cannabis dispensary permits, starting January 1, 2018; 13) allowing medical cannabis dispensaries to sell adult use cannabis for a period of 120 days, starting January 1, 2018, and prohibiting medical cannabis dispensaries from cultivating cannabis under the authority of a medical cannabis dispensary permit, starting April 1, 2018; 14) establishing a sunset date of December 31, 2018, for Article 33 of the Health Code (“Medical Cannabis Act”); 15) requiring the Department of Public Health to implement an ongoing public health education campaign about the safe consumption and health benefits of cannabis; 16) requiring the Controller to submit a report to the Board of Supervisors within one year of the effective date of Article 16 recommending whether the issuance of cannabis business permits should be subject to any limits; 17) establishing an Equity Operator Fund to receive any monies appropriated for the purpose of assisting Equity Operators; 18) eliminating the duty of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to send letters annually to state and federal officials requesting that cannabis be regulated and taxed; and affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act.
Sponsors: Mayor, Jeff Sheehy
Attachments: 1. Leg Ver1, 2. Leg Dig Ver1, 3. Referral CEQA 100417, 4. Referral SBC 100417, 5. Referral FYI 100417, 6. Leg Ver2, 7. Leg Dig Ver2, 8. CEQA Determination 100417, 9. Comm Pkt 110117, 10. Equity Rpt 110117, 11. Medical Access Rpt 110117, 12. Leg Ver3, 13. Leg Dig Ver3, 14. Comm Pkt 110717, 15. Leg Ver4, 16. Leg Dig Ver4, 17. Comm Pkt 111317, 18. Leg Ver 5,6, 19. Leg Dig Ver 5,6, 20. Board Pkt 111417, 21. Pub Correspondence, 22. Leg Ver7,8,9, 23. Leg Dig Ver7,8,9, 24. Board Pkt 112817, 25. Response SBC 111417, 26. Leg Ver10,11,12,13,14,15, 27. Leg Dig Ver10,11,12,13,14,15, 28. Board Pkt 120517, 29. Leg Final
Related files: 171192, 171041, 171187
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
12/6/201715 Mayor APPROVED  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/5/201715 Board of Supervisors FINALLY PASSEDPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/28/20179 Board of Supervisors AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLEPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/28/201710 Board of Supervisors AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLEPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/28/201711 Board of Supervisors AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLEPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/28/201712 Board of Supervisors AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLEPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/28/201713 Board of Supervisors AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLEPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/28/201714 Board of Supervisors AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLEPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/28/201715 Board of Supervisors PASSED ON FIRST READING AS AMENDEDPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/14/20177 Board of Supervisors AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLEPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/14/20178 Board of Supervisors AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLEPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/14/20179 Board of Supervisors AMENDEDFail Action details Meeting details Not available
11/14/20179 Board of Supervisors CONTINUED AS AMENDED ON FIRST READINGPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/14/20176 Board of Supervisors AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLEPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/20174 Rules Committee AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLEPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/13/20175 Rules Committee AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLEPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/20176 Rules Committee DUPLICATED  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/20176 Rules Committee RECOMMENDED AS AMENDED AS A COMMITTEE REPORTPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/7/20173 Rules Committee AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING NEW TITLEPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/7/20174 Rules Committee CONTINUED TO CALL OF THE CHAIR AS AMENDEDPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/1/20172 Rules Committee AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING NEW TITLEPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/1/20173 Rules Committee CONTINUED TO CALL OF THE CHAIR AS AMENDEDPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/24/20172 President SUBSTITUTED AND ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/4/20172 Planning Department RESPONSE RECEIVED  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/4/20171 Clerk of the Board REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/26/20171 President ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE  Action details Meeting details Not available
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