Cannabis Updates

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Updated as of 8/16/2022:

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August 16, 2022
Staff will be taking the Annual Cannabis Update to Mayor and City Council on 8/17/2022. To view the Council Agenda Packet, visit https://sanbernardino.primegov.com/public/committees

July 21, 2021
Staff took the Annual Cannabis Update to Mayor and City Council. The Annual Update included Resolution 2021-166 establishing Integrity Standards applicable to Commercial Cannabis Business Permit Applicants, their representatives or lobbyists or anyone working on their behalf in accordance with Section 5.10.425 of the Commercial Cannabis Business Chapter of the City of San Bernardino Municipal Code.

June 16, 2021
Staff took an item to Mayor and City Council briefly updating them on the Commercial Cannabis and informed them that a formal update and item would be coming back to City Council on July 21st.

March 3, 2021
Staff took an item to Mayor and City Council updating them on the Commercial Cannabis Business Forfeitures.

October 21, 2020
Mayor and City Council approved the Final Reading of Ordinance MC-1547 adopting Integrity Standards along with Resolution 2020-253 incorporating Changes to the CCB Application Process.

October 7, 2020
Mayor and City Council adopted Integrity Standards for the application process and procedures for the Exchange of a license to a Microbusiness.

September 2, 2020
Staff took a Second Reading of MC-1541 to Mayor and City Council increasing the number of Retail and Microbusiness with Retail to 17 within the City of San Bernardino. The Ordinance was approved and will go into effect October 1, 2020.

August 19, 2020
Staff took an item to the Mayor and City Council Agenda for a second reading of Ordinance MC-1541, increasing the number Commercial Cannabis Businesses in the City. The Ordinance was not approved and Council gave staff direction to make some modifications and bring back the Ordinance for second reading.

August 5, 2020
Staff took an item to the Mayor and City Council Agenda for an first reading of Ordinance MC-1541, increasing the number Commercial Cannabis Businesses in the City.

June 17. 2020
Staff took an Update to Mayor and City Council on Cannabis Permits and Litigation; Review of Permit Categories and Numbers; Review of Application Criteria; and Adoption of Resolution to Establish Microbusiness Permits.

December 4, 2020
Mayor and City Council awarded SCI Consulting a 3 year Cannabis Monitoring and Financial Audit Services Agreement Contract.

July 17, 2019
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.

June 17, 2019
The City of San Bernardino has released an RFP for Cannabis Management Services. This RFP will be open until 7/17/19.

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.

February 21, 2019
Mayor & City Council have awarded 16 Commercial Cannabis Business Permits:
5 - Retail, 5 - Microbusiness, 4 - Cultivation, 1 - Manufacturing & 1 - Distribution

If you have questions on this update or the process, please email Stephanie Sanchez at [email protected].