Cannabis Related Information

Below are documents related to cannabis business operations in the City of Bellflower

Application Requirements for non-dispensary MCBPs (posted July 2, 2018) 

Cannabis Fiscal Impact Report

Cannabis Fiscal Impact Report Power Point Presentation

Map - 300’ & 600’ Restrictions (revised August 20, 2018)

Cannabis Presentation City Council Mtg. August, 14, 2017

Cannabis Presentation City Council Mtg. August 28, 2017

Ordinance No. 1323

Ordinance No. 1332

Ordinance No. 1338

Ordinance No. 1342

Ordinance No. 1348

Ordinance No. 1349

Resolution No. 17-44

Resolution No. 17-45

Resolution No. 17-65

Resolution No. 17-76

December 18, 2017, Special City Council Meeting Minutes

Resolution No. 18-05

Resolution No. 18-07

Ordinance No. 1351

Ordinance No. 1353

Information for Transfer List Applicants

Notice of Public Hearing on May 29, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. (MCBP Nos. CU-CAN 17-16, CU-CAN 17-17, CU-CAN 17-18, CU-CAN 17-18, and CU-CAN 17-22)

Map - Location Restrictions for Cannabis Related Uses (Updated June 14, 2018)

Bellflower Cannabis Related CUPs (May 2019)

Resolution No. 18-38

Resolution No. 18-65 - Adopting a Medical Cannabis Business Permit Renewal Fee

Resolution No. 18-69 - Establishing Policies and Procedures for Renewing Valid MCBPs

Resolution No. 19-10 - Application Fee for Processing Additional MCBPs and Restating All Fees

Resolution No. 19-13 - Establishing Policies and Procedures for MCBP Application Requirements, etc.

Resolution No. 19-15 - Restating previously approved MCBP fees for current permittees to the MCBP process

Resolution No. 19-16 - Implementing Title 14 of the BMC by Establishing Policies and Procedures for MCBPs, etc.

Resolution No. 19-27-B - Denying a MCBP [8846 Alondra Boulevard; CalCann Holdings, LLC/Bocskor Enterprises, LLC]

Resolution No. 19-28-B - Denying a MCBP [10040 Artesia Boulevard; Joint Forces, LLC]

Resolution No. 19-29-B - Denying a MCBP [15106 Clark Avenue and 9426 Somerset Boulevard; CaliMed Group, Inc.]

Resolution No. 19-33 - Implementing Title 14 of the BMC by Establishing Policies & Procedures for MCBP Application Requirements

Resolution No. 19-65 - Implementing Title 14 of the BMC by Establishing Policies & Procedures for Cannabis Business Permits ("CBP") Application Requirements, etc.

APPROVED MEDICAL CANNABIS BUSINESS PERMITS:

Resolution No. 17-77 – Medicine Woman – 9058 Rose Street

Resolution No. 17-78 – Calcann Holdings – 8846 Alondra Boulevard

Resolution No. 17-79-C and 17-79-D (Not Activated; Void)– Caliva – 9535 Artesia Boulevard

Resolution No. 17-80 (Permit Surrendered) – The Running Leaf – 15524 Lakewood Boulevard

Resolution No. 17-83-A – Joint Forces, LLC – 10042 Artesia Place

Resolution No. 17-88 – BB&Y Logistics, LLC – 8832 Ramona Street

Resolution No. 18-29 - EEL Holdings, LLC - 9032-9038 Artesia Boulevard

Resolution No. 18-43-B - The Medicine Woman - 9058 Rose Street

Resolution No. 18-45-A - EEL Holdings, LLC - 9032-9038 Artesia Boulevard

Resolution No. 18-46-C- CaliMed Group, Inc. - 15106 Clark Avenue and 9426 Somerset Boulevard

Resolution No. 19-26-A - NC3 Systems, Inc., dba Caliva - 9535 Artesia Boulevard

Resolution No. 19-47 - Joint Forces, LLC - 10040 Artesia Place

NOTICE REGARDING UNLICENSED CANNABIS FACILITIES

It is unlawful to operate unlicensed cannabis facilities within the City of Bellflower. While the City has accepted applications for medical cannabis permitting, the City Council has not issued any permits to legally operate cannabis facilities.

The Bellflower Municipal Code (“BMC”), as amended by Ordinance No. 1338 on June 21, 2017, imposes criminal and civil liability on persons responsible for operating, owning, maintaining, or assisting unlicensed cannabis facilities (“UCF”) in the City of Bellflower. Those persons are not just owners or lessees of real property; individuals and corporations that assist UCFs in any way within the City may also be held liable. That includes property management companies, realtors, and brokers.

The new law allows the City to shut off water, power, and gas to all locations at which UCFs exist. Additionally, persons responsible for the UCF are liable to the City for civil penalties up to a combined total of $10,000 per day; all costs incurred by the City to remove the UCFs including, without limitation, attorney’s fees; and such additional damages that are allowed by applicable law.

The BMC allows the City Attorney’s office to undertake immediate enforcement efforts without the need for additional City Council authorization.

NOTICE REGARDING CANNABIS TAX

Beginning July 1, 2017, all cannabis facilities are required to pay a cannabis tax to the City in accordance with the BMC. Paying the cannabis tax does not allow operation of UCFs; only a conditional use permit (“CUP”) and medical cannabis operations permit (“COP”) issued by the City Council can authorize a cannabis facility. Failure to pay the cannabis tax is unlawful and can result in criminal and civil liability. The tax schedule is listed below.

Activity

Tax

Commercial cannabis cultivation, excluding nurseries

$15.00 per fiscal year, per square foot of canopy space authorized by each City permit or by each state license, not deducting for unutilized square footage

Cultivation of cannabis as a nursery as defined by the BMC

$2.00 per square foot of canopy authorized by each City permit or by each state license, not deducting for unutilized square footage

Cannabis transportation business

$1,500.00 per year

Dispensary, manufacturer, testing laboratory, or distribution facility, or engaging in delivery of cannabis in the City

5% of the gross receipts per fiscal year

The cannabis tax is imposed on a fiscal year basis and is due and payable in quarterly installments. Each person or business owing a cannabis tax must, on or before the last day of the month following the close of each quarter remit to the administrator the tax due. Each person required to remit a tax must file a return with the City on or before the due date. A person who fails to remit the required cannabis tax by the deadline is subject to penalties and interest (BMC § 3.37.140).

If you have any questions regarding the contents of this letter or the City’s regulations, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (562) 804-1424 ext. 2278.

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