News of the Week:

The California Department of Food and Agriculture will no longer be accepting temporary cannabis cultivation license application after December 1, 2018.

Due to a high volume of applicants, prospective cultivation operators will need to submit and pay for an annual license application before December 31, 2018, in order to qualify for an annual or provisional cultivation license from the Department in 2019.

Other updates from around California:

  • Riverside County: passed an ordinance that will take effect on December 26, 2018, that will allow and regulate commercial cannabis activity in unincorporated areas in the County.
  • Banning: introduce and conduct the first reading of Ordinance 1531 and 1527- regulate commercial cannabis retail businesses.
  • Brisbane: modify permitted hours of operation for cannabis businesses changing closing hours from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • San Francisco: discuss passing an ordinance to amend the Police Code that will affect several key areas that regulate commercial cannabis business operations and permitting process.
  • Emeryville: established Initial Tax Rates for a Cannabis License Tax contingent upon Measure S.

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