The City of Santee (City) proposes a comprehensive Santee Cannabis Business Ordinance (Ordinance or project) amending the City’s Municipal Code to regulate cannabis land uses consistent with the Medicinal and Adult-Use of Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) and the Control, Tax, and Regulate the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA). The Ordinance would implement the provisions of the MAUCRSA to accommodate the needs of people with medical illnesses who need cannabis for medicinal purposes as recommended by their healthcare providers and to provide access to those resources. It would also provide access to adult-use cannabis for people aged 21 and over as authorized by the AUMA while imposing sensible regulations on the use of land to protect City residents, neighborhoods, and businesses from disproportionate negative impacts. The Ordinance would regulate the commercial cultivation, processing, manufacturing, testing, sale, delivery, and distribution of cannabis and cannabis products in a responsible manner to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the City and to enforce rules and regulations consistent with state law.
The project does not propose any specific new development; however, it would allow cannabis facilities to be permitted in the City, consistent with the Ordinance. Cannabis facilities would not be located within 900 feet of sensitive uses, including kindergarten through 12th grade schools, commercial daycare centers, youth centers, religious locations, or parks. Cannabis facilities would only be allowed in the Light Industrial (IL), General Industrial (IG), and General Commercial (GC) zones in the City, subject to the City’s siting requirements.
Specifically within the General Commercial, General Industrial, and Light Industrial zones in the City.
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State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cannabis Program (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California San Diego River Conservancy (SDRC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
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