Commercial Cannabis Licensing

The City of Coalinga City Council has provided a means for regulating the commercial cannabis industry in a manner which balances the needs of patients and their caregivers while promoting the health, safety and welfare of residents and businesses within the City of Coalinga. The Community Development Department and the Police Department have been tasked with implementing the City’s Commercial Cannabis Ordinance (No. 797) and the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), which was signed into law on June 25, 2017 by the Governor which created a licensing and regulatory framework for both adult use and medicinal cannabis.

Currently the City is accepting permit applications for commercial cannabis cultivation (indoor), manufacturing (volatile/non-volatile, testing, distribution and wholesale nurseries, in accordance with the standards of the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) and the City’s adopted Commercial Marijuana Operations (CMO) Regulations (Ordinance No. 797). The City’s ordinance does not allow for the licensing of retailers at this time. 

As a prerequisite of submitting a license application for commercial cannabis activity, all prospective applicants shall schedule a pre-application meeting with the City by contacting Amy Martinez, Community Development Secretary at 559-935-1533 x141. The pre-application meeting includes a comprehensive review of the application process, the application, and the expectations of the City as it relates to licensing requirements such as the security plan, floor plan, cannabis operational characteristics, employee permits, licensing fees and taxes, monitoring and compliance, legal documents, ect. 

 

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:  Sean Brewer, Community Development Director

559-935-1533 x143

sbrewer@coalinga.com