Cannabis Special Event Guidelines are now available.
At the December 4th Council Meeting, Mayor and City Council awarded SCI Consulting a 3 year Cannabis Monitoring and Financial Audit Services Agreement Contract.
On 7/17/19: The Mayor and City Council adopted Ordinance No. MC-1519 amending section 5.10.250 of the SBMC relating to the location of cannabis businesses and approving DCA 19-01 amending Chapter 19-02 (Basic Provisions), Chapter 19.06 (Commercial Zones), Chapter 19.10 (Industrial Zones) and Chapter 19.70 (Temporary Use Permits) of the City of San Bernardino Development Code relating to Commercial Cannabis Activities pursuant to Chapter 5.10. For the complete staff report, please visit the City's agenda portal link here: http://sanbernardinocityca.iqm2.com/Citizens/Board/1000-Mayor-and-City-Council-of-the-City-of-San-Bernardino
As of 6/17/19: The City of San Bernardino has released an RFP for Cannabis Management Services. This RFP will be open until 7/17/19. For more information please visit: http://sbcity.org/services/request_for_bids/all_bids.asp
The City of San Bernardino has extended contract services with HdL for Cannabis Management Services. The City will also advertise an RFP within the next 60 days for Cannabis Management Services.
At this time we are not talking new applications.
If you have questions on this update or the process, please email Stephanie Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mayor and City Council adopted Ordinance (MC-1465) on March 7, 2018, designed to create a healthy community by regulating the smoking – including vaping – of cannabis in public. This is regulated by Municipal Code Chapter 8.97.
Below is a brief summary of the Ordinance:
1. Cannabis inhaling and smoking shall be prohibited within one thousand (1,000) feet of any of the following:
i. Any school (k-12) regardless if it is a public, private or charter school;
ii. Day care center as defined in Section 1596.76 of the Health and Safety Code;
iii. Youth center as defined in Section 11353.1 of the Health and Safety Code;
iv. Any library, park, bicycle paths or area in which the primary purpose is used for minors; and
v. Any alcohol rehabilitation center or substance abuse facility.
2. Smoking and inhaling of cannabis products are prohibited in the following places:
i. Dining areas;
ii. Public places (farmers market, parade, craft fair, event space, etc.);
iii. Recreational areas (parks, playgrounds, sports fields, picnic area, hiking trail, bike path, etc.);
iv. Service areas;
v. Places of employment; and
vi. Any area within 50 feet of any door, window, opening, or vent, into a public place, dining area, service area, or recreational area except for such areas on private residential property.
3. A private property owner or business owner may authorize a Designated Smoking Area in an unenclosed area of his or her private property, provided it complies with all provisions of this Ordinance.
The Mayor and City Council adopted Ordinance (MC-1466) on March 7, 2018, establishing regulations for the personal cultivation of cannabis within private residences in Municipal Code Chapter 8.99.
Below is a brief summary of the Ordinance:
1. Ordinance allows for indoor cultivation of cannabis (six or less plants) in a private residence or accessory structure in a manner that will ensure any cultivation is safe, secure, and does not create a public nuisance to others living in the City.
i. This includes cultivation of medical and nonmedical cannabis for personal use.
2. There is a mandatory annual Personal Cultivation in Private Residence Fee of $72 effective June 4, 2018. People may register at the Business Registration Office, 201 North E Street, Space 201A, San Bernardino, CA 92401.
3. Outdoor cannabis cultivation (i.e. in the open air) is prohibited within all zoning districts.
The Mayor and City Council amended Ordinance MC-1464 in September 2018, regulating commercial cannabis activities in the City as reflected in Municipal Code Chapter 5.10. The current Ordinance (MC-1503) reflects the updated regulations.
For more information on the Cannabis Special Events Guidelines, click the link.
For updates regarding the implementation process, please contact Stephanie Sanchez at Sanchez_Stephanie@SBCity.org.