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File #: 171192    Version: 1 Name: Various Codes - Regulation of Cannabis Businesses
Type: Ordinance Status: Filed
Introduced: 11/14/2017 In control: Rules Committee
On agenda: Final action: 5/14/2018
Enactment date: Enactment #:
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 10 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, 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
Related files: 171042
Legislation Details
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