2016 Election Updates (Passed)
- Measure MA – Long Beach – imposing a tax on gross receipts of 6-8% for medical marijuana dispensaries, 10-12% for non medical dispensaries, and 6-8 % on marijuana manufacturers, and a tax of $12 to $15 / sq ft for marijuana cultivation. Learn more here…
- Measure MM – Long Beach – in favor of permitting marijuana businesses, including dispensaries, cultivators, and manufacturers, to operate within Long Beach, and imposing taxes of 6% of gross receipts on dispensaries, $10 / sq ft on cultivators, and $1000 per year on all other marijuana businesses. Measure MM repealed the ban on marijuana businesses in Long Beach, adding Chapter 5.90 to the Long Beach Municipal Code (LBMC). The new law makes it legal to own and operate a medical marijuana business in the City of Long Beach. The law allows for medical marijuana dispensaries, delivery, manufacturing, cultivation, distribution, and laboratory testing. In addition to a local license, medical marijuana businesses will need to be licensed by the State following the state issuing licenses in January 2018.
City of Long Beach
The City of Long Beach is currently designing regulations regarding the licensing of medical marijuana businesses. The City is not issuing licenses for recreational marijuana businesses at this time. It is illegal to operate any marijuana business in the City of Long Beach without having the proper state and/or local licenses.