L.A. County commercial cannabis is finally coming in 2023. We covered the breaking news about L.A. County commercial cannabis regulations here. This is a huge deal, because L.A. County is the biggest county in the U.S. with over 9 million residents.
L.A. County plans to allow the following businesses in in its borders in 2023: 25 retail, 25 delivery, 10 cultivation (indoor or mixed light only), 10 distribution, and 10 testing licenses. Priority goes to equity applicants.
The exact licensing/permitting process has yet to be revealed. We can really only tell what the general “framework” for it is. Nonetheless, the local approval process should be in place by 2023. For now though, we’re getting a look at the proposed L.A. County Commercial Cannabis tax measure.
L.A. County Commercial Cannabis Tax
The County is putting a ballot measure before voters regarding how commercial cannabis businesses in the unincorporated parts of the County should be taxed. A copy of the measure and ordinance can be found here.
On November 8th of this year, County residents will make the call on whether to apply a general tax to cannabis businesses. That general tax will go to the County’s general fund, and will be