PROPOSED ORDINANCE “PROPOSITION M PRIORITY PROCESSING”
The proposed City of Los Angeles Commercial Cannabis Activity Ordinance defines “EMMD” to mean an Existing Medical Marijuana Dispensary, as defined by Proposition M, for the purposes of Proposition M Priority processing.
Applications will be accepted by the City of Los Angeles Cannabis Department for the first 60 days from when applications are first made available to the public. After 5 p.m. Pacific Time on the 60th day, the Department will close the Proposition M Priority Processing window permanently. Applications under the Proposition M Priority Processing will only be allowed to apply for Retailer Commercial Cannabis Activity, which may include on-site cultivation as allowable under Proposition D. The size of the canopy for on-site cultivation may not exceed the size of the EMMD’s existing canopy or square footage of building space as documented by a lease or Certificate of Occupancy prior to January 1, 2017. All on-site cultivation will be required to end operations by Dec. 31, 2024 if the EMMD’s premises is within a land use designation that does not allow for Indoor Cultivation Commercial Cannabis Activity as defined by the City of Los Angeles. Any applications received after 60 days will be deemed new applications and require eligibility under a separate processing, subject to all requirements for new Commercial Cannabis Activity