Cannabis Business Information

In furtherance of the City's status as a center of innovation business, the City has adopted Ordinance and regulations to support the growth and development of the burgeoning cannabis industry in Emeryville. 

This page contains links and information relevant to all cannabis businesses interested in locating in Emeryville. Potential operators are encouraged to review all the following documents.

Request for Qualifications for Storefront Dispensary Operator:

RFQ

Ordinance:

Planning Regulations for Cannabis-Related Activities, Ordinance 17-002

Operator Permit Requirements for Cannabis Businesses, Ordinance 17-003

Maps:

Medical Cannabis Retail Zones (mixed buffer)Map1

Recreational Cannabis Retail Zones (250 foot Buffer)

Map2

Area Where Cannabis Manufacturing is Permitted

Map3
Staff Reports/Background:

City Council Staff Report September 5, 2017, authorizing release of a Request For Qualifications for Storefront Dispensary Operator 

City Council Staff Report July 25, 2017, study session regarding Request For Qualifications for Dispensary Operator, selection process and cannabis taxation

City Council Staff Report April 4, 2017, second reading of Ordinance 17-002 (planning regulations for Cannabis-related activities) and Ordinance 17-003 (Operator permit requirements for Cannabis businesses)

City Council Staff Report March 21, 2017, first reading of Ordinance 17-002 (planning regulations for Cannabis-related activities) and Ordinance 17-003 (Operator permit requirements for Cannabis businesses)

City Council Staff Report February 7, 2017, study session regarding regulation of Cannabis

Planning Commission Staff Report December 8, 2016, consider amendments to planning regulations for Cannabis-related activities



Key Contacts:

If you are interested in locating in Emeryville, or have any questions regarding this information, please contact:

For economic development/taxation/site selection/Request For Qualifications questions: Chadrick Smalley, Economic Development and Housing Manager, 510-596-4355 csmalley@emeryville.org

For land use/zoning technical issues or process questions: Miroo Desai, Senior Planner, 510-596-3785 mdesai@emeryville.org