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Marijuana Business Regulations

The El Cerrito City Council is currently considering whether or not to end the ban on marijuana-related businesses in El Cerrito and enact land use and business standards to regulate marijuana-related businesses. Sign-up to receive email notices about this topic, please sign-up for meeting notifications.

Community Meeting
The City will host a community meeting to provide information and hear public feedback.

Monday, September 12, 2016
at 6:30 p.m.

El Cerrito City Hall
10890 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito  

Additional Information on Marijuana Business Regulations
Although marijuana use and cultivation remains illegal under federal law, California’s 2003 Medical Marijuana Program Act established possession limits for medical marijuana, a voluntary medical marijuana ID card program at the county level, and the right of patients to cultivate marijuana collectively. The act resulted in the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries throughout the state. In November of this year, California voters will decide whether or not to legalize all marijuana and hemp use by adults in California and to charge sales and cultivation taxes.

In 2006, the El Cerrito City Council prohibited medical marijuana dispensaries in El Cerrito. Licensed medical marijuana dispensaries currently operate in the nearby cities of Richmond and Berkeley, as well as elsewhere in the east bay area.