File #: 210421    Version: Name: Police Code - Cannabis Regulation
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Introduced: 4/20/2021 In control: Clerk of the Board
On agenda: Final action: 10/29/2021
Enactment date: 10/29/2021 Enactment #: 176-21
Title: Ordinance amending the Police Code to 1) allow Cannabis Business Permit applicants to qualify as Equity Incubators by supporting Equity Applicants prior to Cannabis Business Permit issuance and not only after permit issuance; 2) specify that Equity Incubators must provide support to Equity Applicants with which the Equity Incubators and their Owners have no ownership or profit-sharing arrangement in order to qualify as Equity Incubators; 3) give first priority for permit application processing to Equity Applicants that are sole proprietors or whose business is 100% owned by a combination of Owners that are verified Equity Applicants, give second processing priority to holders of Temporary Cannabis Business Permits that commit to sharing use of their facilities with one or more Equity Applicants, and add to the sixth (formerly fourth) processing priority Applicants that previously held Temporary Cannabis Permits, in addition to those that currently hold such permits; 4) prohibit transfers of more than a 50% ownership interest in a Cannabis Business for five years after the Office of Cannabis acknowledges receipt of an application for a Cannabis Business Permit for that Cannabis Business, instead of ten years from the date of permit issuance; 5) exempt transfers of ownership in a Cannabis Business triggered by an Owner’s death from transfer limits that would otherwise apply; 6) require that a Cannabis Business seeking a permit amendment tied to reduction in the combined ownership interest of all verified Equity Applicants in that Cannabis Business below 20% meet substantial equity commitments as a condition of amending the permit; 7) establish that an Applicant’s withdrawal of a Cannabis Business Permit application, unlike the abandonment of an application, will not bar a subsequent application from that Applicant from qualifying for priority processing; and 8) authorize the Director of the Office of Cannabis, at any point after an Applicant has submitted a Cannabis Business Permit application, to require an Applicant to submit needed information or documentation within 45 days, and declare an application abandoned if the Applicant fails to comply with the deadline without showing good cause for the failure; and affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act.
Sponsors: Mayor
Attachments: 1. Leg Ver1, 2. Leg Dig Ver1, 3. CEQA Referral 042821, 4. PC Referral 042821, 5. FYI Referral 042821, 6. SBC Referral 042821, 7. CEQA Det 042921, 8. Comm Pkt 092321, 9. Leg Ver2, 10. Leg Dig Ver2, 11. Board Pkt 100521, 12. Post-Packet Comment Ltr 100421, 13. Board Pkt 101921, 14. Leg Final
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