Cannabis Information and Regulations

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In 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act.  Proposition 64 legalized the non-medical use of cannabis by people aged 21 and older.

The City Council has enacted guidelines for use within City limits, as well as established a framework to allow a maximum of two businesses to operate delivery-only services for medicinal cannabis.

UPDATE:  The City of Walnut Creek is no longer accepting applications to operate delivery-only services for medicinal cannabis.  Please see below for a recap of recent events:

October 8, 2018 – City Staff began accepting applications to operate Medicinal Cannabis delivery-only operations based in Walnut Creek.

November 19, 2018 – Application submittal period was closed.

December 19, 2018 – City Staff completed the review of all submitted applications to ensure each satisfied all of the criteria set forth in WCMC 10-2.3.1401 (Personal and Commercial Cannabis Activities). Qualified applicants were notified of their placement into a lottery pool.

January 22, 2019 – City Staff conducted the lottery selection process. All qualified applicants were pulled from the pool one at a time, and the first two selected entries have been permitted to seek a Conditional Use Permit from the Planning Commission. The remaining selected entries have been placed on a qualified waitlist in the order in which they were drawn. Please click here to view the qualified waitlist.  

The selected applicants have six months from the date of the lottery (July 22, 2019) to obtain Conditional Use Permits. If a selected applicant fails to obtain a Conditional Use Permit during that time period, the next qualified applicant on the ranked list will be afforded an opportunity to pursue a Conditional Use Permit. Likewise, should an applicant garner appropriate approvals but eventually closes the business, the next qualified applicant on the ranked list will be notified and afforded an opportunity to pursue a Conditional Use Permit.

The City of Walnut Creek will re-open an application submittal period once every applicant on the ranked list has been afforded an opportunity. Please click on the link below to submit an interest card and staff will notify you when a new application period begins.

Personal Use: Cultivation
Personal Use: Consumption
Personal Use: Possession
Commercial Use
How to Apply for a Permit to Operate a Business