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Medical Marijuana in Cathedral City

Medical MarijuanaThis page is designed to be the one location to find all the information you will need to know on Medical Cannabis in Cathedral City.

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

Medical Cannabis Task Force

Ordinance 775 added Chapter 5.88.140 to the Cathedral City Municipal Code. The Code requires that a Medical Cannabis Task Force be established.  The City Manager shall designate no less than nine members and no greater than 15 members to the Medical Cannabis Task Force.  The Task Force shall consist of at least one representative from the following groups:

  • Cathedral City Police Department;
  • Cathedral City Fire Department;
  • Cathedral City Planning Department;
  • Cathedral City Mayor’s Office;
  • A medical cannabis patient;
  • An owner of a dispensary;
  • An owner of a cultivation site;
  • An owner of a manufacturing site; and
  • An interested member of the Cathedral City community, who must be a resident.

The City Manager shall serve as the Chairman of the Task Force. 

The task force is not appointed by the City Council, the City Manager designates the members.  The Task Force does not fall under the Maddy Act nor the Brown Act.

The following is a list of the members of the  Medical Cannabis Task Force:

  • Commander Paul Herrera, Cathedral City Police Department
  • Chief Paul Wilson, Cathedral City Fire Department
  • Pat Milos, Cathedral City Planning Department
  • Bob Hargreaves
  • Maria Scagliotti
  • Bernard Steniman
  • Scott Lambert
  • Roger Culbertson
  • Alice Daby

 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

Ordinance No. 794

Amending Chapter 5.88 of the Cathedral City Municipal Code Regulating Medical Cannabis Transportation, Distribution and Testing Laboratories. 

Ordinance No. 795

Amending Chapter 5.88 of Cathedral City Municipal Code Prohibiting the Issuance of New Medical  Cannabis Licenses to Dispensaries Located South of Interstate 10.

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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