PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
Where: City Council Chambers, 500 Castro St, Mountain View
When: Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 5:30 PM
The Mountain View City Council will hold a public hearing to consider amendments to the City's existing cannabis business regulations.
On April 24, 2019, the Environmental Planning Commission recommended limiting storefront retail cannabis businesses to (1) one in the Downtown Precise Plan; requiring a 600 foot distance between cannabis businesses; and prohibiting cannabis businesses in the San Antonio Precise Plan.
Associated documents will be available for review prior to the meeting here.
In Fall of 2018, the City Council adopted regulations permitting cannabis retail business in Mountain View through the following ordinances and resolutions:
Mountain View will permit a total of four (4) cannabis businesses, consisting of two (2) storefront retail and two (2) nonstorefront retail cannabis businesses.
No cannabis businesses currently have permits to operate within Mountain View.
THE PHASE 1 APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED ON FEBRUARY 1, 2019 AT 4:00 pm. NO ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
THE CITY RECEIVED A TOTAL OF 10 PHASE 1 CANNABIS BUSINESS SCREENING APPLICATIONS. THESE APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED BY STAFF.
POLICE DEPARTMENT APPLICATION FORMS AND MATERIAL
The Mountain View Police Department is no longer accepting applications for cannabis business owner Live Scan background checks. Contact the Mountain View Police Department with any questions at (650)903-6344.
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.
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.
Thank you to the 1,595 people who responded to the Cannabis Community Survey in February 2018. Results of the survey can be found here.
Study Session Regarding Regulation of Commercial Marijuana Activities
If you have questions or comments about commercial cannabis, please contact Clarissa Burke by phone at (650) 903-6306 or by email at email@example.com.
Para información en español acerca de esta solicitud, comuníquese al (650) 903-6145.