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Cannabis Regulations

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Cannabis Ordinances - Forms - Documents

On January 27, 2016 the City of Coachella City Council adopted Ordinances No. 1083 and 1084 setting forth the zoning regulations to allow medical cannabis cultivation and processing in the M-W (Wrecking Yard) zone, subject to obtaining a Conditional Use Permit and Development Agreement, and establishing the administrative procedure for issuance of a Cannabis Regulatory Permit to individual licensees.   These ordinances are available to download below:
Ordinance No. 1083 (Zoning Regulations) 
Ordinance No. 1084 (Cannabis Regulatory Permit) 
*NOTE* Ordinance No. 1084 was amended and is superseded by Ordinance No. 1109, effective August 12, 2017. 
Ordinance No. 1109 (Commercial Cannabis Activity Regulatory Permit)


The Application for Cannabis Regulatory Permit (CRP) for individual licensees is available below:
CRP Application Form

Industrial Parks
Additionally, on April 26, 2017 the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 1103 which allows cannabis cultivation uses in the M-S zone, subject to the I-P (Industrial Park) overlay zone on a minimum of 30 acres. This ordinance, available below, will be amended in June 2017, and will include the addition of Cannabis Testing Laboratories as a conditionally-permitted use in the C-G zone.
 Ordinance No. 1103 (IP Overlay Zone)

Overview and Taxation
The Overview of policies, background, and taxation is explained in the Study Session slides below: 
City Council Study Session Slides
Currently, the City has established the cannabis tax at $15.00/ sq. ft. for the first 20,000 sq. ft., and $7.50 /sq. ft. for the remainder of the grow canopy area for the facility.  Additionally, wholesale gross receipts are taxed annually at 4% for cultivation, and 2% for manufacturing and processing.  The enabling ordinance for the taxing scheme is available below.
Ordinance No. 1101 

Dispensary and Delivery Service
The City of Coachella currently prohibits cannabis dispensaries and delivery services.  A City Council study session was held on June 6, 2017 at which time City staff was given direction to bring back an ordinance setting regulations to allow up to 4 retail dispensaries in the City. Cannabis delivery service businesses (Mobile Dispensaries) will not be allowed under this Ordinance, based on the direction provided by City Council.

Cannabis Projects List
Pending and approved cannabis-related projects, with contact information are listed in the document below.
Cannabis Projects List - June 2017

Please contact the Planning Division staff at (760) 398-3102 for further information.