City of Davis

Regulations for Marijuana Related Commercial Activity

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City Description

Davis is a city in the U.S. state of California and the most populous city in Yolo County. It had a population of 65,622 in 2010, not including the on-campus population of the University of California, Davis, which was over 9,400 (not including students’ families) in 2016. The city is a suburb of California’s capital, Sacramento.

City of Davis Cannabis Tax

19.04.100 Marijuana businesses.
Every person engaged in a marijuana business shall pay an annual business license tax as follows:
(a) Ten percent of each dollar of gross receipts shall be due to the city for the reporting period.
(b) Notwithstanding the tax rate imposed in subsection (a), the city council may, in its discretion, at any time by resolution implement any lower tax rate it deems appropriate, and may by resolution increase such tax rate from time to time, not to exceed the maximum rate established under subsection (a).

(c) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

(1) “Gross receipts” has the meaning as defined in Section 19.01.010, as it pertains to the marijuana business’ reporting period, and includes receipts from the sale of marijuana and from the sale of paraphernalia used for consuming marijuana and any other products, goods, or services sold or provided by the marijuana business.

(2) “Marijuana” has the same meaning as “Cannabis” as defined in California Business and Professions Code Section 19300.5(f).

(3) “Marijuana business” means a business activity including, but not limited to, planting, cultivation, harvesting, transporting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, processing, preparing, storing, packaging, distributing, providing, or selling wholesale and/or retail sales of marijuana. A marijuana business includes any facility, building, structure or location, whether fixed, mobile, permanent or temporary, but excluding dispensaries that only provide medical marijuana for medical purposes.

(4) “Reporting period” means a year, quarter or calendar month, as determined by the administrator.

(d) The purpose of this tax is to raise revenue to fund general municipal services.

(e) No payment of any tax required under this section shall be construed as authorizing the conduct or continuance of any illegal business or of a legal business in an illegal manner. Nothing in this section implies or authorizes that any activity connected with the cultivation, possession or provision of marijuana is legal unless otherwise authorized and allowed by the State of California and permitted by the city. This section is in addition to any other requirements set forth in this chapter and is not intended to exempt, substitute, or replace any other requirements necessary for a marijuana business to legally operate in the city.

CULTIVATION

PENDING

ORDINANCE NO. 2492

SECTION 2. Moratorium. Except as provided in Section 3 and Section 4 of this Ordinance, the City Council hereby declares a moratorium on any and all commercial marijuana uses and outdoor marijuana cultivation within all zoning districts in the City. The City shall not approve or issue land use approvals or permits, including but not limited to zoning amendments, conditional use permits, variances, tentative subdivision or parcel maps, site plan approvals, design review approvals, and building permits or other applicable entitlements for the establishment or creation of commercial marijuana businesses, or modification of existing business for commercial marijuana uses, during this moratorium.

MANUFACTURING

PENDING

ORDINANCE NO. 2492

SECTION 2. Moratorium. Except as provided in Section 3 and Section 4 of this Ordinance, the City Council hereby declares a moratorium on any and all commercial marijuana uses and outdoor marijuana cultivation within all zoning districts in the City. The City shall not approve or issue land use approvals or permits, including but not limited to zoning amendments, conditional use permits, variances, tentative subdivision or parcel maps, site plan approvals, design review approvals, and building permits or other applicable entitlements for the establishment or creation of commercial marijuana businesses, or modification of existing business for commercial marijuana uses, during this moratorium.

RETAIL

BANNED

ORDINANCE NO. 2492

SECTION 2. Moratorium. Except as provided in Section 3 and Section 4 of this Ordinance, the City Council hereby declares a moratorium on any and all commercial marijuana uses and outdoor marijuana cultivation within all zoning districts in the City. The City shall not approve or issue land use approvals or permits, including but not limited to zoning amendments, conditional use permits, variances, tentative subdivision or parcel maps, site plan approvals, design review approvals, and building permits or other applicable entitlements for the establishment or creation of commercial marijuana businesses, or modification of existing business for commercial marijuana uses, during this moratorium.

SECTION 3. Exemptions.

This moratorium does not apply to existing deliveries and delivery services of medical marijuana to qualified patients in the City, to the extent such services are validly operating in the City as of the date of adoption of this moratorium and do not constitute medical marijuana dispensaries currently prohibited by the Ordinance No. 2492 Davis Municipal Code. This moratorium also does not apply to existing and established laboratories for testing, which are permitted or conditionally permitted in districts zoned for research and light industrial uses, including Commercial-Service (C-S), Industrial Research (IR), Industrial (I), and similar planned development districts, provided that such testing facilities otherwise comply with the Davis Municipal Code and do not establish, create, or expand to commercial marijuana uses covered by this moratorium. Furthermore, this ordinance does not apply to nor seek to restrict in any way the rights granted to medical patients within this community under Proposition 215 and Senate Bill 420, which recognizes the rights of patients and caregivers to associate under the form of collectives or cooperatives, for their medical marijuana needs. These forms of association are not included in the definition of “commercial marijuana uses” found in Section 5 of this ordinance. This exemption does not modify the prohibition against medical marijuana dispensaries currently in effect under the Davis Municipal Code.

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