West Hollywood, California Approves Cannabis Social-Use Plan

West Hollywood, California plans to license 16 cannabis consumption lounges where patrons can smoke, vape, or eat infused foods and beverages. In total, the city plans to issue 40 total canna-businesses licenses.

Two types of consumption lounge licenses will be available: One will allow smoking, vaping, and consumption on-site; the other will allow only edible consumption at already licensed businesses. According to the city regulations, eight of each license will be available.

License categories include: Eight adult-use retail licenses; eight medical dispensary licenses (currently there are only four in the city limits); and eight delivery licenses. The regulations note that there will be “no limit on the number of business licenses issued for cannabis delivery services that are located outside the City limits and deliver cannabis to customers within the City of West Hollywood.”

The city will use an Evaluation Committee to determine who will receive the licenses and the top eight applicants in each category will receive the licenses, which must comply with existing zoning rules. The cost for a single cannabis license in the city is $9,880.

The application process will commence on May 2 and remain open until May 31.

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