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Albert Lopez
Planning Director
Planning

Cannabis Cultivation, Retail, and Delivery

Project Description

Commercial cannabis ordinances were adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 2017 and amended in 2017 and 2018. The ordinances in Chapters 6.106 and 6.108 and Title 17 (Zoning Ordinance) of the Alameda County Ordinance Code permit cannabis cultivation, retail and deliveries in unincorporated Alameda County.

Cultivation and Retail Permits

In late 2017, the County completed the Request for Proposals (RFP) process for cultivation and retail permits on sites in the East County pursuant to Chapters 6.106 and 6.108 of the Alameda County Ordinance Code. These permits have been issued, and the successful applicants now need to apply for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) and State licenses prior to commencing operation.

One (1) cannabis retailer permit remains available for a site within the West County. The site for this dispensary must be located within Area 2 on the RFP Exhibit A West County Medical Cannabis Retailer Area (PDF)* map. The RFP for this West County retailer permit has not been issued yet.

Delivery Permits

Any person or company delivering cannabis to unincorporated Alameda County, must apply for a Cannabis Delivery Operator Permit pursuant to Chapter 6.108 of the Alameda County General Ordinance Code. The Cannabis Delivery Operator Permit Application form is available here.

** For further information regarding commercial cannabis regulation in unincorporated Alameda County, please refer to the project home page: Commercial Cannabis Regulation in Unincorporated Alameda County.

Schedule of Community Meetings and Public Hearings

May 7, 2018
9:30 a.m.
Transportation/Planning Committee
County Administration Building, Supervisors' Chamber
1221 Oak Street, Fifth Floor, Room 512, Oakland, California
May 8, 2018
1:00 p.m.
Board of Supervisors, Planning Meeting
County Administration Building, Supervisors' Chamber
1221 Oak Street, Fifth Floor, Room 512, Oakland, California

Meetings and Agendas

April 18, 2018: Transportation/Planning Committee
Cannabis Cultivation, Retail and Delivery Ordinance Implementation Update
Staff Memo (PDF)*
Consideration of Fee Ordinance for Cannabis Cultivation, Retail and Delivery Permits
Staff Memo (including Attachments) (PDF)*

April 17, 2018: Board of Supervisors, Planning Meeting
First Reading of Amendments to the Cannabis Dispensary Ordinances and the Cannabis Cultivation Ordinances and Adoption of Addendum to Mitigated Negative Declaration
Staff Memo (including Attachments) (PDF)*

March 8, 2018: Transportation/Planning Committee
Proposed Amendments to the Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances to Allow Permitted Operations to include both Medicinal and Adult-use Cannabis, to Increase the Number of Cultivation Sites Permitted and to remove the Two-Year Sunset Clause from the Cultivation Ordinance (rescheduled from March 5)
Staff Memo (PDF)*
Attachments (PDF)*

February 27, 2018: Board of Supervisors, Planning Meeting
Cannabis Dispensary Operator Permit Appeals
Staff Memo (including Attachments) - Appeal regarding the Royal Herb/ Leslie Flannery, proposed cannabis dispensary at 1113 Greenville Road, Livermore (PLN2017-00224) (PDF)*
Staff Memo (including Attachments) - Appeal regarding Sunol Ranch LLC, proposed cannabis dispensary at 3220 Andrade Road, Sunol (PLN2017-00226) (PDF)*
Staff Memo (including Attachments) - Appeal regarding Larry Gosselin, proposed cannabis dispensary at 7699 Altamont Pass, Livermore (PLN2017-00227) (PDF)*

February 20, 2018: Planning Commission
Amendments to the Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff Memo (including Attachments) (PDF)*

February 20, 2018: Transportation/Planning Committee
Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances Implementation Update Including Status of Applicant Selection and Permit Process, Proposed Ordinance Amendments, Delivery Permit Process, and Fee Study
Staff Memo (PDF)*

February 2, 2018: Administrative Appeals Panel, Cannabis Dispensaries
Cannabis Dispensary Operator Permit Appeals
Staff Memo - Appeals in relation to PLN2017-224 (1113 Greenville Road, Livermore), PLN2017-226 (3220 Andrade Road, Sunol) and PLN2017-227 (7699 Altamont Pass Road, North Livermore) (PDF)*
February 2 Attachments (PDF)*
Notice of Decision of Administrative Appeals Panel, Cannabis Dispensaries, dated February 7, 2018 (PDF)*

January 23, 2018: Agricultural Advisory Committee
Proposed amendments to the County cannabis ordinances to increase the number of cultivation sites permitted and to allow the cultivation and sale of adult use cannabis
No Staff Memo available

January 9, 2018: Board of Supervisors, Planning Meeting
Medical Cannabis Cultivation Operator Permit appeals
Staff memo (including Attachments) Appeal PLN 2017-215, 7033 Morgan Territory Road, North Livermore (PDF)*
Staff memo (including Attachments) Appeal PLN 2017-209, 8588 Tesla Road, South Livermore (PDF)*

December 19, 2017: Board of Supervisors, Planning Meeting
Resolution to Allow Adult Use Cannabis at Existing Dispensaries
Staff Memo (including 1 Attachment) (PDF)*

December 14, 2017: Transportation/Planning Committee
Proposed Adult-Use Cannabis Ordinances (temporary ban) and Medical Cannabis Ordinances Update
Staff Memo (PDF)*

December 5, 2017: Board of Supervisors, Planning Meeting
Second Reading of Minor Amendment to Medical Cannabis Cultivation Ordinances
Staff Memo (including Attachments) (PDF)*
Proposed Adult-Use Cannabis Ordinances (temporary ban)
Staff Memo (including 1 Attachment) (PDF)*

December 4, 2017: Transportation/Planning Committee
Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances Implementation Update, including Fee Study
Staff Memo (PDF)*
Proposed Ordinances for Manufacturing, Testing and Distribution Operations
Staff Memo (PDF)*

November 7, 2017: Board of Supervisors, Planning Meeting
First Reading of Minor Amendment to Medical Cannabis Cultivation Ordinances
Staff Memo (including 1 Attachment) (PDF)*
Resolution rescinding Interim Operations Program for Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and Cultivation
Staff Memo (including 1 Attachment) (PDF)*

November 6, 2017: Transportation/Planning Committee
Medical Cannabis Ordinances Implementation Update
Staff Memo (PDF)*
Medical Cannabis Ordinances Cultivation Pilot Update
Staff Memo (PDF)*

October 2, 2017: Transportation/Planning Committee
Medical Cannabis Ordinances Implementation Update and Cannabis Cultivation Pilot Update
Staff memo - Medical Cannabis Ordinances Implementation Update (PDF - 154kb)*
Staff memo - Cannabis Cultivation Pilot Update, including Attachments 1-2 (PDF - 348kb)*

September 12, 2017: Board of Supervisors - Second Reading
Proposed Medical Cannabis Dispensary, Delivery and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 160kb)*
September 12 Attachments 1-4 (PDF - 2.7mb)*

August 1, 2017: Board of Supervisors - First Reading
Proposed Medical Cannabis Dispensary, Delivery and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 160kb)*
August 1 Attachments X to Y (PDF - 2.7mb)*

July 11, 2017: Board of Supervisors, Planning Meeting
Proposed Medical Cannabis Dispensary, Delivery and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 160kb)*
July 11 Attachments 1-3 (PDF - 2.7mb)*

July 10, 2017: Planning Commission
Proposed Medical Cannabis Dispensary, Delivery and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 160kb)*
July 10 Attachments 1-4 (PDF - 2.7mb)*

June 28, 2017: Unincorporated Services Committee
Proposed Medical Cannabis Dispensary, Delivery and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (including Attachment 1) (PDF - 220kb)*

June 27, 2017: Agricultural Advisory Committee
Revisions to proposed amendments to the County's General Ordinance Code to allow medical cannabis dispensaries and cultivation sites in agricultural areas
Staff memo (including Attachment 1) (PDF - 221kb)*

June 26, 2017: Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council
Update on Medical Cannabis Dispensary, Delivery, and Cultivation Ordinance Revisions
Staff memo (including Attachment 1) (PDF - 258kb)*
Attachments 2-6 - Draft Ordinances (PDF - 2.9mb)*

June 21, 2017: Sunol Citizen's Advisory Committee
Update on Medical Cannabis Ordinance Revisions
Staff memo (PDF - 258kb)*
Attachments 2-6 - Draft Ordinances (PDF - 2.8mb)*

June 5, 2017: Transportation/Planning Committee
Update on Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 208kb)*
Attachments 2-6 Draft Ordinances (PDF - 208kb)*
Proposed Resolution for Interim Cannabis Cultivation Program (PDF - 208kb)*

May 1, 2017: Transportation/Planning Committee
Update on Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 208kb)*

April 25, 2017: Board of Supervisors
Adopt Cannabis Ordinances and Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
Staff memo (PDF - 6Mb)*

April 3, 2017: Planning Commission
Proposed Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 4.8Mb)*

March 22, 2017: Unincorporated Services Committee
Update on Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 4Mb)*

March 20, 2017: Planning Commission
Proposed Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 2Mb)*

March 6, 2017: Transportation/Planning Committee
Update on Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 111kb)*

February 27, 2017: Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council
Proposed Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 3mb)*

February 21, 2017: Planning Commission
Proposed Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 236kb)*

February 14, 2017: Transportation/Planning Committee
Proposed Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 2mb)*

February 6, 2017: Planning Commission
Proposed Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinance
Staff memo (PDF - 3mb)*

January 12, 2017: Transportation/Planning Committee
Update on Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 673kb)*

December 8, 2016: Transportation/Planning Committee
Update on the implications of Proposition 64, and the Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 192kb)*

November 15, 2016: East County Community Meeting
Presentation Slides (PDF - 1.8mb)*

November 7, 2016: Transportation/Planning Committee
Update on Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 234kb)*

October 25, 2016: Agricultural Advisory Committee
Proposed Amendments to the County's General Ordinance Code to allow a limited number of medical cannabis dispensaries and cultivation sites in agricultural areas
Staff memo (PDF - 204kb)*

October 24, 2016: Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council
Consideration of Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 169kb)*
Attachments 1-4 Medical Cannabis Ordinances (PDF - 209kb)*

October 3, 2016: Transportation/Planning Committee
Update on Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 147kb)*

September 28, 2016: Unincorporated Services Committee
Update on Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 193kb)*
Attachments 1-4 Medical Cannabis Ordinances (PDF - 829kb)*

September 21, 2016: Sunol Citizens Advisory Committee
Update on Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 169kb)*
Sunol Attachments 1-4 (PDF - 1.9mb)*

September 19, 2016: Planning Commission
Presentation and Discussion of Proposed Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinance
Staff memo (PDF - 175kb)*
Attachments 1-4 (PDF - 798kb)*
Map West County (PDF - 1.1mb)*
Map East County (PDF - 1.6mb)*
Presentation (PDF - 123kb)*

September 12, 2016: Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council
Presentation and Discussion of Proposed Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 114kb)*
Attachments 1-4 (PDF - 798kb)*
Map West County (PDF - 1.1mb)*
Map East County (PDF - 1.6mb)*

September 7, 2016: Transportation/Planning Committee
Update on Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 123kb)*
Attachments 1-4 (PDF - 836kb)*
Map West County (PDF - 1mb)*
Map East County (PDF - 1mb)*

July 26, 2016: Agricultural Advisory Committee
Proposed Amendments to the County's General Ordinance Code to allow a limited number of medical cannabis dispensaries and cultivation sites in agricultural areas to implement the State Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act
Presentation Slides (PDF - 1mb)*

July 18, 2016: Board Transportation/Planning Committee
Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Ordinance and Process Update
Staff Memo (PDF - 109kb)*

June 29, 2016: Unincorporated Services Committee
Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act Presentation of Upcoming Legislation
Presentation Slides (PDF - 703kb)*

June 23, 2016: Board Transportation/Planning Committee
Overview and Staff Analysis on the Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Delivery and Cultivation Draft Ordinance
Staff Memo (PDF - 150kb)*
Draft Ordinance (PDF - 274kb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 1 West County - 600' Buffer (PDF - 1.7mb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 1 West County - 1000' Buffer (PDF - 1.8mb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 1A - 600' Buffer (PDF - 2.7mb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 1A - 1000' Buffer (PDF - 2.8mb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 1B - 600' Buffer (PDF - 2.3mb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 1B - 1000' Buffer (PDF - 2.3mb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 1C - 600' Buffer (PDF - 2.2mb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 1C - 1000' Buffer (PDF - 2.2mb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 1D - 600' Buffer (PDF - 2.5mb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 1D - 1000' Buffer (PDF - 2.6mb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 2 East County - 600' Buffer (PDF - 1.6mb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 2 East County- 1000' Buffer (PDF - 1.6mb)*

June 20, 2016: Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council
Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act Process Update
Presentation Slides (PDF - 1.5mb)*

May 2, 2016: Board Transportation/Planning Committee
Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Process Update
Presentation Slides (PDF - 130kb)*

April 13, 2016: Board Transportation/Planning Committee
Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Process Update
Presentation Slides (PDF - 466kb)*

January 26, 2016: Board of Supervisors
Second reading and adoption of an Ordinance adding Chapter 6.106 to the General Ordinance Code, related to the prohibition of medical cannabis cultivation and delivery in unincorporated Alameda County
Board Letter (PDF - 1.3mb)*

January 21, 2016: Board Transportation/Planning Committee
Update of Recent State Legislative Developments in California Medical Marijuana Law and Alameda County Efforts
Presentation Slides (PDF - 186kb)*

January 12, 2016: Board of Supervisors
First reading and adoption of an Ordinance adding Chapter 6.106 to the General Ordinance Code, related to the prohibition of medical marijuana cultivation and delivery in unincorporated Alameda County
Board Letter (PDF - 5mb)*

December 10, 2015: Board Transportation/Planning Committee
Overview of Recent Developments in California Medical Marijuana Law
Presentation Slides (PDF - 363kb)*


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