On Tuesday, the City Council approved new regulations for cannabis in the City of Los Angeles, including cracking down on unlicensed businesses. Read more here:
14-0366-S5—City’s cannabis procedures and cannabis social equity in-lieu fee and fee deferral.
14-0366-S24—allows the City to disconnect utility service to unlicensed businesses engaged in cannabis sales.
14-0366-S25—would make working in an illegal cannabis business citable under the City’s Administrative Citation Enforcement (ACE) Program.
14-0366-S26—enables the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) to barricade, padlock, fence or secure an unlawfully operating cannabis business.
14-0366-S27—proposes civil service classification of Building and Safety Inspectors for non-criminal enforcement of illegal cannabis businesses and other regulatory enforcement of commercial cannabis activity.
- To register complaints or concerns on suspected unlawful cannabis activity within the City, Angelenos are encouraged to visit the new complaint portal by clicking here: cannabis.lacity.org/#submitcomplaint.
- For questions regarding the legality of commercial cannabis in a neighborhood, click here for the Guide to Adult-Use Cannabis for answers: cannabis.lacity.org/resources.
- For a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and answers please click here: cannabis.lacity.org/frequently-asked-questions.
- DRAFT REGULATIONS 11/10/17
- Cannabis.DRAFT. Ordinance – 9/8/17
- CPC-2017-2260-CA Staff Report Only – 9/8/17
- Cannabis Q&A 9-8-17 EA – 9/8/17Link to White Paper approved January 10, 2017
- City Council President Herb Wesson’s Letter on Marijuana Regulatory Framework – 10-04-16
We will have ongoing public hearings related to Cannabis regulation throughout the City, and plan to have everything in place by July, 2017: Our next two scheduled public hearings/forums are on Tues. Nov. 29th @ 6pm in LA City Hall and Wed. Dec. 7th @ 6pm in Van Nuys City Hall (see flyer below)
Please also see the powerpoints below to get some context for the issues that will be discussed over the next several months.