WILDOMAR CITY COUNCIL APPROVES COMMERCIAL CANNABIS SALES AND LICENSING REGULATIONS INCLUDING CULTIVATION, MANUFACTURING, DISTRIBUTION, AND TESTING LABORATORIES WITH 3-2 VOTE

WILDOMAR, CA – At an Adjourned Regular City Council meeting on May 28, 2020, the Wildomar City Council approved two (2) new Cannabis Ordinances with a vote of 3-2. Mayor Pro Tem Bridgette Moore and Council Member Marsha Swanson voted no on the passing of the ordinances.
The ordinances will have a second reading by the Council at its June 10, 2020 meeting with an effective date of July 10, 2020. The City could start taking applications following this date.
Commercial cannabis retailers will be permitted in the C-1/C-P and C-P-S commercial zones subject to approval of a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) and Development Agreement by Planning Commission and City Council. Cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and testing laboratories will be permitted in our I-P and M-SC industrial zones also subject to approval of a CUP and Development Agreement by Planning Commission and City Council.
Limitations to cannabis businesses include a 600-foot distance separation requirement from public and private schools, commercial daycare centers, youth centers, and parks; and a 100foot distance requirement from a residential dwelling unit. Stringent security requirements and other operational requirements will be imposed on the businesses.
Council also unanimously passed regulatory license fees associated with cannabis businesses.
“This is an important step for Wildomar to welcome cannabis businesses to the city,” said Mayor Dustin Nigg. “We are business-friendly, and the intent of this passage is to regulate the industry that is already in our city illegally.”

For more information regarding cannabis business in Wildomar, please contact Matthew Bassi, Planning Director at 951 677-7751 Ext 213. 

About the City of Wildomar: Wildomar is located along Interstate 15 in Southwest Riverside County. Wildomar is a growing community with a population of just over 36,000, comfortably
nestled in a valley bordered by a mountain range on the west and rolling hills to the east. For more information regarding the City of Wildomar, visit www.cityofwildomar.org.

For additional information, please call Kimberly Davidson at 951-677-7751, Extension 215, or email kdavidson@cityofwildomar.org

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