City of Los Angeles

Regulations for Marijuana Related Commercial Activity

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City Description

Updated: 1/8/2018

Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. With a census-estimated 2015 population of 3,971,883,[10] it is the second-most populous city in the United States (after New York City) and the most populous city in California. Located in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m), Los Angeles covers an area of about 469 square miles (1,210 km2).[7] The city is also the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the country. Los Angeles is the center of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, and is part of the larger designated Los Angeles-Long Beach combined statistical area (CSA), the second most populous in the nation with a 2015 estimated population of 18.7 million.

Cannabis Regulations

The City of Los Angeles has released their local ordinances regulating the cannabis industry. Listed below are full-text copies of Los Angeles’ cannabis regulations.

Cannabis Procedures
Ordinance No. 185343

Cannabis Rules and Regulations
Ordinance No. 185344

Cannabis Location Restrictions
Ordinance No. 185345

Department of Cannabis Regulation and Cannabis Regulation Commission
Ordinance No. 185025

Cannabis Enforcement, Taxation, and Regulation Act
Ordinance No. 184841

The application periods for local permits in Los Angeles is to be implemented in three stages:

Phase 1

  • The Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) will accept and process applications for “Proposition M Priority Processing” as described in Section 104.07 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. “Proposition M Priority Processing” will start at the discretion of DCR and end 60 days after it begins.
  • DCR will process applications for applicants seeking to engage in Testing.

Phase 2

  • DCR will accept and process applications for “Non-Retailer Commercial Cannabis Activity Prior to January 1, 2016 Processing” as described in Section 104.08 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code“Non-Retailer Commercial Cannabis Activity Prior to January 1, 2016 Processing”  will start at the discretion of DCR and end on April 1, 2018.

Phase 3

  • DCR will accept and process applications for Commercial Cannabis Activity for the general public.

For more information about DCR’s application and licensing process please review Los Angeles’ Cannabis Ordinances.

http://cannabis.lacity.org/business-licensing

CULTIVATION

Approved

SEC. 21.51. TAXATION OF CANNABIS

Nothing in this Section shall be construed as requiring the City to allow, permit, license, authorize, or otherwise regulate cannabis, cannabis products or any business related to cannabis and/or cannabis products.

(b)5. Every person with a license that is engaged in business of manufacturing or cultivating cannabis and/or cannabis products shall pay a business tax of $20.00 for each $1,000.00 of gross receipts or fractional part thereof.

Sec 105.02 LOCATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL CANNABIS ACTIVITY.

3. Indoor Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Activity. Commercial Cannabis Activity falling under the category “Type 1A – Cultivation; Specialty indoor, Small”; “Type 1C – Cultivation, Specialty cottage, Small,” limited to indoor cultivation; “Type 2A – Cultivation; Indoor, Small”; “Type 3A-Cultivation; Indoor, Medium”; “Type 4 – Cultivation; Nursery,” limited to indoor cultivation; or “Type 5A-Cultivation; Indoor, Large,” in Section 26050 of the California Business and Professions Code; or “Processor” cultivation license in California Code of Regulations Title 3 Division 8 Chapter 1 Section 8201(f), limited to indoor processing; only to the extent such commercial activity is located and occurring:

(A) Within any of the following zones:

(1) Chapter 1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code: MR1 Restricted Industrial Zone, M1 Limited Industrial Zone, MR2 Restricted Light Industrial Zone, M2 Light Industrial Zone, or M3 Heavy Industrial Zone, under Chapter 1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code; or

(2) Warner Center Specific Plan Zone: WC Warner Center Specific Plan Zone where “Hybrid Industrial” uses are permitted under the Warner Center Specific Plan; or

(3) Plava Vista Specific Plan Zone: M(PV) Industrial Zone, and M2(PV) Industrial Zone under the Playa Vista Specific Plan; or

(4) Cornfield-Arroyo Seco Specific Plan Zone: UC(CA) Urban Center, UI(CA) Urban Innovation, UV(CA) Urban Village Zones under the Cornfield-Arroyo Seco Specific Plan; and

(B) Outside of a 600-foot radius of a School.

MANUFACTURING

Approved

SEC. 21.51. TAXATION OF CANNABIS

Nothing in this Section shall be construed as requiring the City to allow, permit, license, authorize, or otherwise regulate cannabis, cannabis products or any business related to cannabis and/or cannabis products.

(b)5. Every person with a license that is engaged in business of manufacturing or cultivating cannabis and/or cannabis products shall pay a business tax of $20.00 for each $1,000.00 of gross receipts or fractional part thereof.

Sec 105.02 LOCATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL CANNABIS ACTIVITY.

4. Level 1 Manufacturing Commercial Cannabis Activity. Commercial Cannabis Activity falling under the category “Type 6 – Manufacturer 1” in Section 26050 of the California Business and Professions Code; or “Type N or “Type P” in California Code of Regulations, Title 17, Division 1, Chapter 13, Section 40118; only to the extent such commercial activity is located and occurring:

(A) Within any of the following zones:

(1) Chapter 1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code: MR1 Restricted Industrial Zone, M1 Limited Industrial Zone, MR2 Restricted Light Industrial Zone, M2 Light Industrial Zone, or M3 Heavy Industrial Zone, under Chapter 1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code; or

(2) Warner Center Specific Plan Zone: WC Warner Center Specific Plan Zone where “Hybrid Industrial” uses are permitted under the Warner Center Specific Plan; or

(3) Plava Vista Specific Plan Zone: M(PV) Industrial Zone, and M2(PV) Industrial Zone under the Playa Vista Specific Plan; or

(4) Cornfield-Arroyo Seco Specific Plan Zone: UC(CA) Urban Center, UI(CA) Urban Innovation, UV(CA) Urban Village Zones under the Cornfield-Arroyo Seco Specific Plan; and

(B) Outside of a 600-foot radius of a School.

5. Level 2 Manufacturing Commercial Cannabis Activity. Commercial Cannabis Activity falling under the category “Type 7 – Manufacturer 2” in Section 26050 of the California Business and Professions Code, only to the extent such commercial activity is located and occurring:

(A) Within any of the following zones:

(1) Chapter 1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code: MR2 Restricted Light Industrial Zone, M2 Light Industrial Zone, or M3 Heavy Industrial Zone, under Chapter 1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code; or

(2) Warner Center Specific Plan Zone: WC Warner Center Specific Plan Zone where “Hybrid Industrial” uses are permitted under the Warner Center Specific Plan; or

(3) Plava Vista Specific Plan Zone: M(PV) Industrial Zone, and M2(PV) Industrial Zone under the Playa Vista Specific Plan; and

(B) Outside of a 600-foot radius of a School; and

(C) Outside of a 200-foot radius of any Residentially Zoned Property.

RETAIL

Approved

SEC. 21.51. TAXATION OF CANNABIS

Nothing in this Section shall be construed as requiring the City to allow, permit, license, authorize, or otherwise regulate cannabis, cannabis products or any business related to cannabis and/or cannabis products.

(b)1. Every person with a license that is engaged in business of conducting the sale of cannabis and/or cannabis products shall pay a business tax of $100.00 for each $1,000.00 of gross receipts or fractional part thereof.

 

Sec 105.02 LOCATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL CANNABIS ACTIVITY.

(a) Commercial Cannabis Activity.

1. Retailer Commercial Cannabis Activity. Commercial Cannabis Activity falling under the category “Type 10 – Retailer” in Section 26050 of the California Business and Professions Code or “Type 9 – Non Storefront Retailer’ in California Code of Regulations Title 16 Division 42 Chapter 3 Section 5414; only to the extent such commercial activity is located and occurring:

(A) Within any of the following zones:

(1) Chapter 1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code: C1 Limited Commercial Zone, C1.5 Limited Commercial Zone, C2 Commercial Zone, C4 Commercial Zone, C5 Commercial Zone, CM Commercial Manufacturing Zone, M1 Limited Industrial Zone, M2 Light Industrial Zone, or M3 Heavy Industrial Zone, under Chapter 1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code; or

(2) Commercial Manufacturing (Glencoe/Maxella) Zone: CM(GM) Zone under the Glencoe/Maxella Specific Plan; or

(3) Central City West Specific Plan Zone: RC4(CW) Residential Mixed-Use Category, RC5(CW) Residential Mixed-Use Category, C1(CW) Limited Commercial Category, C2(CW) Commercial Category, C4(CW) Commercial Category, or CM(CW) Commercial Manufacturing Category, under the Central City West Specific Plan; or

(4) Warner Center Specific Plan Zone: WC Warner Center Specific Plan Zone where “Retail Store, general merchandise” or “Hybrid Industrial” uses are permitted under the Warner Center Specific Plan; or

(5) Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District Specific Plan Zone: LASED Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District Specific Plan Zone under the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District Specific Plan; or

(6) Plava Vista Specific Plan Zone: M(PV) Industrial Zone and M2(PV) Industrial Zone under the Playa Vista Specific Plan; or

(7) Paramount Pictures Specific Plan Zone: Paramount Pictures Specific Plan Zone within the Lemon Grove Lot (Parcels A and B), South Bronson Lot, Windsor Lot, Camerford Lot, Waring Lot, and Gregory Lot (Parcels A and B) under the Paramount Pictures Specific Plan; or

(8) USC Specific Plan Zone: USC Specific Plan Zone within Subarea 3 under the USC Specific Plan; or

(9) Jordan Downs Urban Village Specific Plan Zone: CM(UV) Commercial Manufacturing Zone under the Jordan Downs Urban Village Specific Plan; or

(10) Comfield-Arroyo Seco Specific Plan Zone: UC(CA) Urban Center, UI(CA) Urban Innovation, UV(CA) Urban Village Zones under the Cornfield-Arroyo Seco Specific Plan; and

(B) Outside of a 700-foot radius of a School, Public Park, Public Library, Alcoholism or Drug Abuse Recovery or Treatment Facility, Day Care Center, and Permanent Supportive Housing; and outside of a 700- foot radius of any other Retailer or Microbusiness Commercial Cannabis Activity having on-site retail sales, which is licensed by the state of California and licensed by the City to engage in the Commercial Cannabis Activity defined in this section.

Exception. Type 9 – Non-Storefront Commercial Cannabis Activity shall not be required to locate outside of a 700-foot radius of a Public Park, Public Library, Alcoholism or Drug Abuse Recovery or Treatment Facility, Day Care Center, and Permanent Supportive Housing; or outside of a 700-foot radius of any other Retailer or Microbusiness Commercial Cannabis Activity having onsite retail sales, which is licensed by the state of California and licensed by the City to engage in the Commercial Cannabis Activity. Type 9 – Non-Storefront Commercial Cannabis Activity shall be required to locate outside of a 600-foot radius of a School.

2. Microbusiness Commercial Cannabis Activity. Commercial Cannabis Activity falling under the category “Type 12 – Microbusiness” in Section 26050 of the California Business and Professions Code, only to the extent such commercial activity is located and occurring:

(A) Within any of the following zones:

(1) Chapter 1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code: M1 Limited Industrial Zone, M2 Light Industrial Zone, or M3 Heavy Industrial Zone, under Chapter 1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. Type 12-Microbusiness Commercial Cannabis Activity that does not engage in retail activity with on-site sales may further locate in the MR1 Restricted Industrial Zone and MR2 Restricted Light Industrial Zone under Chapter 1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code; or

(2) Warner Center Specific Plan Zone: WC Warner Center Specific Plan Zone where “Hybrid Industrial” uses are permitted under the Warner Center Specific Plan; or

(3) Plava Vista Specific Plan Zone: M(PV) Industrial Zone, and M2(PV) Industrial Zone under the Playa Vista Specific Plan; or

(4) Cornfield-Arroyo Seco Specific Plan Zone: UC(CA) Urban Center, UI(CA) Urban Innovation, UV(CA) Urban Village Zones under the Cornfield-Arroyo Seco Specific Plan; and

(B) Outside of a 700-foot radius of a School, Public Park, Public Library, Alcoholism or Drug Abuse Recovery or Treatment Facility, Day Care Center, and Permanent Supportive Housing; and outside of a 700- foot radius of any other Retailer or Microbusiness Commercial Cannabis Activity, having on-site retail sales, which is licensed by the state of California and licensed by the City to engage in the Commercial Cannabis Activity defined in this section.

Exception. Any Microbusiness Commercial Cannabis Activity with sales to the public limited to off-site deliveries and having no on-site sales shall not be required to locate outside of a 700-foot radius of a Public Park, Public Library, Alcoholism or Drug Abuse Recovery or Treatment Facility, Day Care Center, and Permanent Supportive Housing; or outside of a 700-foot radius of any other Retailer or Microbusiness Commercial Cannabis Activity having on-site retail sales, which is licensed by the state of California and licensed by the City to engage in the Commercial Cannabis Activity. Any Microbusiness Commercial Cannabis Activity Commercial Cannabis Activity with sales to the public limited to off-site deliveries and having no on-site sales shall be required to locate outside of a 600-foot radius of a School.

6. Testing Commercial Cannabis Activity. Commercial Cannabis Activity falling under the category “Type 8 – Testing” in Section 26050 of the California Business and Professions Code, only to the extent such commercial activity is located and occurring:

(A) Within any of the following zones:

(1) Chapter 1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code: CM Commercial Manufacturing Zone, MR1 Restricted Industrial Zone, M1 Limited Industrial Zone, MR2 Restricted Light Industrial Zone, M2 Light Industrial Zone, or M3 Heavy Industrial Zone, under Chapter 1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code; or

(2) Commercial Manufacturing (Glencoe/Maxella) Zone: CM(GM) Zone under the Glencoe/Maxella Specific Plan; or

(3) Central City West Specific Plan Zone: CM(CW) Commercial Manufacturing Category under the Central City West Specific Plan; or

(4) Warner Center Specific Plan Zone: WC Warner Center Specific Plan Zone where “Hybrid Industrial” uses are permitted under the Warner Center Specific Plan; or

(5) Plava Vista Specific Plan Zone: M(PV) Industrial Zone, and M2(PV) Industrial Zone under the Playa Vista Specific Plan; or

(6) Jordan Downs Urban Village Specific Plan Zone: CM(UV) Commercial Manufacturing Zone under the Jordan Downs Urban Village Specific Plan; or

(7) Cornfield-Arroyo Seco Specific Plan Zone: UC(CA) Urban Center, UI(CA) Urban Innovation, UV(CA) Urban Village Zones under the Cornfield-Arroyo Seco Specific Plan; and

(B) Outside of a 600-foot radius of a School.

7. Distributor Commercial Cannabis Activity. Commercial Cannabis Activity falling under the category “Type 11 – Distributor” in Section 26050 of the California Business and Professions Code, only to the extent such commercial activity is located and occurring:

(A) Within any of the following zones:

(1) Chapter 1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code: MR1 Restricted Industrial Zone, M1 Limited Industrial Zone, MR2 Restricted Light Industrial Zone, M2 Light Industrial Zone, or M3 Heavy Industrial Zone, under Chapter 1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code; or

(2) Warner Center Specific Plan Zone: WC Warner Center Specific Plan Zone where “Hybrid Industrial” are permitted under the Warner Center Specific Plan; or

(3) Plava Vista Specific Plan Zone: M(PV) Industrial Zone, and M2(PV) Industrial Zone under the Playa Vista Specific Plan; or

(4) Cornfield-Arroyo Seco Specific Plan Zone: UC(CA) Urban Center, UI(CA) Urban Innovation, UV(CA) Urban Village Zones under the Cornfield-Arroyo Seco Specific Plan; and

(B) Outside of a 600-foot radius of a School.

(b) The distance specified in this section between Commercial Cannabis Activity businesses shall be the horizontal distance measured in a straight line, without regard to intervening structures, from the closest exterior wall of each business. The distance between any Commercial Cannabis Activity business and any School, Public Park, Public Library, Alcoholism or Drug Recovery or Treatment Facility, Day Care Center, or Permanent Supportive Housing, shall be the horizontal distance measured in a straight line, without regard to intervening structures, from the closest exterior wall of the business to the closest property line of the School, Public Park, Public Library, Alcoholism or Drug Abuse Recovery or Rehabilitation Treatment Facility, Day Care Center, or Permanent Supportive Housing.

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