Commercial Cannabis Activity Permit
Commercial Cannabis Retail Sales and Service
Cannabis retail sales and service regulations went into effect on July 6, 2018 through Ordinance #1501. The City is accepting applications for cannabis retail sales and services in the zoning areas shown below. Click the image for a larger view.
Track and Trace Process Changes
The City of Arcata recognizes the importance of compliance with track and trace requirements, without causing unwarranted burdens to businesses that are CCAP holders.
Below, you will find essential information about an interim process which will satisfy track and trace compliance.
- Description of the New Process
- Sample Form Available for Reporting (see description of interim process)
- Sample Track and Trace Agreement that will be Attached to Commercial Cannabis Activity Permits
Permit holders may begin the new track and trace procedures on June 26, but must be in compliance by August 10, 2018. We will contact each business to set a schedule for records submittals.
We look forward to an interim track and trace procedure which will meet compliance requirements, and is easier for all concerned. Please let me know if you have any questions.
All Required Components of CCAP Application. A complete submittal consists of a 6-page application, and information required on a supplemental 10 exhibits. A checklist is part of the application form, and is designed to help applicants provide a complete submittal.
Please call the City's CCAP specialist, Edie Rosen, at 707-825-2137 for answers about obtaining a permit or status updates on existing applications. She is generally available Monday through Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
If you have zoning questions, please call the Planning Division at 707-822-5955. If you have building questions, please call the Building Division at 707-822-5956. You are also welcome to make an appointment to discuss your project directly.
The Commercial Cannabis Activity Permit (CCAP) requires compliance review from six different City departments. The permitting process is managed by a CCAP Permit and Code Technician, supported by other staff.
On December 20, 2017 the City Council approved Non-Medical (Adult) Use in addition to the existing Medical Use. The Medical Cannabis Innovation Zone was also renamed the Cannabis Innovation Zone (CIZ).
Land Use Code changes are currently in process to describe and codify what will be allowed, and where, under Non-Medical Use.
The City is accepting applications for Provisional CCAPs. The purpose is to assist business owners in applying for State licensing. This is a non-operational permit. A business must complete the full CCAP application process to operate.