City of Richmond

Regulations for Marijuana Related Commercial Activity

Contra Costa County –> City of Richmond

City Description

The City of Richmond sits north of Berkeley and Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area region in western Contra Costa County and was incorporated on August 7, 1905. Known for its large industrial area, the city of 104,500 will permit licensing for retail and manufacturing. Cultivation and delivery permits or licenses will not be issued.

CULTIVATION

BANNED

7.102.030

E. Pursuant to section 11362.777(b)(3), the Department of Food and Agriculture shall not issue a State license to cultivate medical marijuana within Richmond since such cultivation is prohibited under principals of permissive zoning. This subsection reaffirms that the City’s Zoning Code is adopted and operates under the principals of permissive zoning and cultivation of marijuana is not expressly permitted in any district under the Zoning Code, and is expressly prohibited in this Chapter, which regulates zoning for medical marijuana. Therefore, the State is not allowed to issue a license for the cultivation of medical marijuana within the City of Richmond.

MANUFACTURING

APPROVED

7.102.030 Permit required

A. No medical marijuana product manufacturer or medical marijuana collective, management member or member shall carry on, maintain or conduct any medical marijuana collective related operations, including cultivation of marijuana or preparing, manufacturing, giving away or distributing edible marijuana products, in the City without first obtaining either a medical marijuana collective permit or a medical marijuana product manufacturer permit from the Chief of Police.

7.102.040 Location and number

A. All medical marijuana product manufacturers shall be located in either an Industrial/Office Flex (M-1) or Light Industrial (M-2) Zoning District and shall be required to obtain a Conditional Use Permit and such permit may require more restrictive requirements than other permitted uses in those zoning districts as required by the Chief of Police. Any such determination that more restrictive requirements are necessary for the medical marijuana product manufacturer shall be final.

F. No collective dispensary shall be permitted or allowed to also operate as a medical marijuana product manufacturer. No medical marijuana product manufacturers shall be permitted or allowed to operate as a collective dispensary. No management member of a collective dispensary in the City of Richmond shall be allowed to manage, control, operate, or be employed by, work at or volunteer at, a medical marijuana product manufacturer. No management member, owner, operator, partner, member, employee or person exercising any control of a medical marijuana product manufacturer shall be allowed to be a management member or employee or volunteer of a collective’s dispensary located in the City of Richmond. It is the intent of the City Council that a collective dispensary and a medical marijuana product manufacturer be totally separate and unrelated to each other. Any breach of this subsection shall result in the permanent revocation of the permits of both the collective and the medical marijuana product manufacturer violating this provision.

RETAIL

APPROVED

7.102.030 Permit required

A. No medical marijuana product manufacturer or medical marijuana collective, management member or member shall carry on, maintain or conduct any medical marijuana collective related operations, including cultivation of marijuana or preparing, manufacturing, giving away or distributing edible marijuana products, in the City without first obtaining either a medical marijuana collective permit or a medical marijuana product manufacturer permit from the Chief of Police.

D. Delivery of Medical Marijuana Is Not Permitted.
Deliveries of medical marijuana and marijuana infused products designed to be consumed or ingested in any manner is prohibited in all zoning districts and anywhere within the City limits. The sole exception is for delivery to the fixed location of a medical marijuana dispensary that is lawfully permitted to operate pursuant to a valid City of Richmond medical marijuana dispensary permit issued for a fixed location. All other delivery service is banned. This ban includes deliveries by State licensed dispensaries.

7.102.040 Location and number

B. All medical marijuana collectives shall be located in the Regional Commercial (C-3) Zoning District unless, following a public hearing, the City Council makes the following findings to authorize a collective to locate in the General Commercial (C-2) Zoning District:
1. The collective has demonstrated that it considered locations within the Regional Commercial (C-3) Zoning District and found no location meeting the requirements of this chapter that serves the needs of its members.
2. The proposed location within the General Commercial (C-2) Zoning District would complement the surrounding community while providing necessary services to its members.
3. The proposed location is not abutting a residential use.

E. No more than three (3) medical marijuana collective dispensaries and no more than three (3) medical marijuana product manufacturers shall be permitted or allowed to operate in the City of Richmond. When there are fewer than three (3) permitted collectives or fewer than three (3) permitted medical marijuana product manufacturers operating within the City, the Chief of Police shall publish an Invitation for Applications on the City’s website, stating the period during which applications will be accepted.

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