In Spring 2019, the City Council amended the cannabis regulations in Mountain View to permit a maximum number of three (3) nonstorefront retail cannabis businesses in the City. All other cannabis businesses are prohibited in Mountain View. No cannabis business currently has permits to operate within the City of Mountain View.
|Current Cannabis Ordinances and Resolutions|
|Ord. No. 8.19||Reso. No. 18348|
|Ord. No. 10.18||Reso. No. 18349|
|Ord. No. 10.19
||Reso. No. 18347|
|Reso. No. 18337|
PHASE 1: Cannabis Business Screening Application
Three (3) businesses have been authorized to submit during the application screening period, which was from September 9 to November 8, 2019. No additional applications will be accepted at this time.
PHASE 2: Application Selection Lottery
If needed based on the number of applications, the Selection Lottery will be held for all eligible applications at a regularly scheduled Administrative Zoning Public Hearing.
PHASE 3: Planning Application
One (1) specific business has been authorized to submit a Planning Application.
PHASE 4: Conditions of Approval
An approved Planning Permit will include conditions of approval, which may include ongoing operational conditions or conditions that must be satisfied prior to specific milestones.
WHAT IS CANNABIS?
Cannabis refers to all parts and varieties of the cannabis plant. Cannabis is also commonly referred to as marijuana, pot, or weed. Commercial cannabis includes medical or non-medical/adult-use cannabis and associated products.
Personal Possession and Consumption
Medical and adult-use personal cannabis possession and use is legal in Mountain View under the following circumstances:
Driving under the influence of cannabis is illegal and may result in a DUI conviction. Cannabis use is illegal in public. This includes smoking, vaping, ingesting edibles, etc. Cannabis use is further prohibited in the following locations:
A private residence is permitted to grow no more than six plants for personal use. Indoor and outdoor personal cultivation is permitted at a private residence and must be in a locked space and not visible from a public place. Any building, fire, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical installation must receive the required permits prior to installation.
Landlords retain the right to prohibit cannabis cultivation on their properties.
California voters legalized adult-use cannabis by approving Proposition 64 in November 2016. While personal adult-use cannabis activity became immediately legal upon the passage of Proposition 64, commercial cannabis activity requires a State license. On January 1, 2018, the Bureau of Cannabis Control began issuing commercial cannabis licenses; however, local jurisdictions retain the ability to prohibit and regulate all commercial cannabis activity.
In Fall of 2018, the City Council adopted regulations permitting cannabis retail business in Mountain View through the following ordinances and resolutions:
The City Council approved permitting a total of four (4) cannabis businesses, consisting of two (2) storefront retail and two (2) nonstorefront retail cannabis businesses.
Community Survey and Meeting
A Cannabis Community Survey was circulated in early 2018 and 1,595 people responded in February 2018. Results of the survey can be found here. Additionally, a Community Meeting was held on February 15, 2018, where approximately 100 people attended. Written comments and responses to questions not answered in the Q&A Session at the meeting are available here.
Prior public meetings
The following public meetings occurred regarding regulations of commercial marijuana activities:
If you have Planning or permitting questions, please contact Brittany Whitehill, Assistant Planner, by phone at (650) 903-6306 or by email. All other inquiries contact Mountain View Police Department at (650) 903-6344.
Para información en español acerca de esta solicitud, comuníquese al (650) 903-6145.