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Medical Marijuana in Cathedral City

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Medical Cannabis

Below are the most recent adopted Ordinances related to the Sale and Cultivation of Medical Marijuana in the City. More information will be provided through this page as it becomes available.

Ordinance No. 772
Adding Section 5. 88 of the Cathedral City Municipal Code Relating to Medical Cannabis

Ordinance No. 773
Adopting Land Use Regulations Governing the Sale and Cultivation of Medical Cannabis

Ordinance No. 774
Amending Sections 9. 08, 9. 30, 9.36, 9.40, 9.42, 9. 108 of the Cathedral City Municipal Code Relating to Medical Cannabis

Ordinance No. 775
Amending Sections 3.48, 5.88, 13. 80 of the Cathedral City Municipal Code Relating to Medical Cannabis

Ordinance No. 777
Amending Chapters 9.08, 9.40, 9.42, and 9.108 of the Cathedral City Municipal Code Relating to Medical Cannabis

Interim Urgency Ordinances

The City Council approved an Interim Urgency Ordinance imposing a temporary moratorium on the approval of new applications for dispensaries on November 23, 2016.  Below is information related to the Moratorium:

Ordinance No. 785 

10 Day Report on the City of Cathedral City's Moratorium on the Approval of New Cannabis Dispensaries

The City Council approved an Interim Urgency Ordinance extending the Temporary Moratorium on the approval of new application for dispensaries for a period of six months.  Below is the adopted Ordinance:

Ordinance No. 786

Administrative Rules and Applications

Live Scan

Call the Police Department at 760-770-0304 to schedule a Live Scan appointment for a dispensary/cultivation permit to begin the background process.


 Cannabis and Marijuana Tax

On November 4, 2014, the Cathedral City voters approved Measure N, which approved a new tax at a rate of up to fifteen cents per each dollar of proceeds or fractional part thereof on marijuana collectives and dispensaries operating in the City of Cathedral City.

A Marijuana (or cannabis) collective (dispensary) means any activity regulated or permitted by Chapter 9.108 of the Cathedral City Municipal Code, or California Health and Safety Code sections 11362.5, et seq., as may be amended from time to time, or any other activity or business that involves planting, cultivating, harvesting, transporting, dispensing, delivering, providing, manufacturing, compounding, converting, processing, preparing, storing, packaging, or testing any part of the marijuana plant for medical purposes.

Every person engaged in operating or otherwise conducting a cannabis or marijuana collective and/or dispensary (collectively referred to herein as "collective"), and regardless of whether such collective has a permit pursuant to Chapter 9.108 of the City of Cathedral City's Municipal Code, establishes a maximum cannabis and marijuana tax of 15 cents for each $1.00 of proceeds or fractional part thereof.

Proceeds means gross receipts of any kind, including without limitation, membership dues; the value of in-kind contributions; reimbursements provided by members regardless of form; any payments made; and anything else of value obtained by a cannabis or marijuana collective.

Below is the Ordinance and Resolutions related to Cannabis and Marijuana Tax

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