Great News!! On May 28, 2020, the Wildomar City Council approved two (2) new Cannabis Ordinances and regulatory license fees associated with cannabis businesses with an effective date of July 10, 2020. The City could start taking applications following this date.

“This is an important step for Wildomar to welcome cannabis businesses to the city,” said the Mayor. “We are business-friendly, and the intent of this passage is to regulate the industry that is already in our city illegally.”

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.

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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 100-foot distance requirement from a residential dwelling unit.

Stringent security requirements and other operational requirements will be imposed on the businesses. However, most of the City’s requirements are the same as our State’s under the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulatory & Safety Act (MAUCRSA):

• Security requirements (video surveillance, secured storage of cannabis, alarm system, illumination, controlled access to non-public areas by visitors).

• Mandatory notification of law enforcement of suspected theft/diversion.

• Can only do business with other legal cannabis businesses.

• Retailer hours of operation of 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. & age-restricted entry.

• Cannabis products cannot be visible from the exterior of the business.

• No delivery to public places / facilities.

• Odor control systems required for all cannabis businesses.

• Must allow unannounced inspections of premises and records (including video surveillance) by City. 

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