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Medical Marijuana

Updated: November 22, 2017

Following the November 6, 2017 Planning Commission adoption of consistency findings, the next steps for the phase two is as follows: 

Medical Marijuana Stakeholder and Expert Group (MMSEG) meeting scheduled for November 28, 2017, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Joseph Room of the JFK Library, 505 Santa Clara Street.  The MMSEG will receive a presentation of the three ordinances amending Chapter 7.100 and Title 16, and adding Chapter 7.200.

These amendments will be introduced to the City Council on December 12, 2017.

On June 7, 2017, the City Council held a special meeting to provide policy direction to staff on marijuana business in Vallejo and formed an Ad-Hoc Committee of the City Council to develop draft policy documents.

After much discussion of the Ad-Hoc Committee, it was determined that addressing modifications to the Vallejo Municipal Code is best done in a phased approach.  The first, ordinance 1770 N.C. (2d) Amending Chapter 7.1 of the Municipal Code Regarding Requirements for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries was adopted on September 12, 2017 for the purpose of providing regulatory permits to the eleven medical marijuana dispensaries in possession of limited immunity from civil prosecution of land-use violation.

An information update on phase two (Code Text Amendment to Title 16, the City's Zoning Code) was provided to the Planning Commission on October 16 in advance of a Public Hearing on November 6.

On November 6, 2017, the Planning Commission adopted a Resolution finding an ordinance amending the Vallejo Municipal Code (VMC) Title 16 Zoning for three medical marijuana use types, cultivation, manufacturing and distribution to be consistent with the General Plan.   A link to the Planning Commission packet is available here

In June 2017, the Governor signed SB 94, creating the Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulatory and Safety Act (MAUCRSA).

On May 9, 2017, the City of Vallejo has announced a Special Study Session, on the topic of Marijuana, has been scheduled for June 7, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.  The special meeting will take place in Council Chambers located in City Hall, 555 Santa Clara Street.  

On July 28, 2015, the City Council adopted an ordinance adding Chapter 7.100 to the Vallejo Municipal Code pertaining to requirements for limited immunity from civil prosecution for medical marijuana dispensaries.

In October 2015, the state legislature passed three bills to regulate medical marijuana. These bills affect state and local government licensing and permitting of medical marijuana businesses, attempt to protect local control of the medical marijuana industry and create a statewide framework for additional oversight of industry practices.

City Contact Information:
Joanna Altman
Assistant to the City Manager
(707) 648-4362