On March 11, 2017, in California, the city of Sacramento announced that it will begin accepting cultivation applications from marijuana growers for non-residential medical marijuana cultivation on April 3.
At the Sacramento City Council’s meeting on March 7, the council voted to lift an ordinance that had temporarily banned all cultivation activities within the city of Sacramento.
As a pre-requisite, prospective medical marijuana growers in Sacramento must obtain a conditional use permit and a business operating permit before applying for a permit to operate a non-residential cultivation facility.
According to the city’s website, medical marijuana manufacturing and testing regulations are currently being written and are expected to be presented to the city council on April 4 for approval.
Medical marijuana dispensaries have been permitted in the city since 2010, with 30 dispensaries currently in operation.
Since the state’s regulations for recreational marijuana have yet to be announced, the city of Sacramento does not currently permit commercial activities for recreational marijuana.