Measure U: Medical Marijuana
Measure U Resource Links
- Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation
- California Cannabis Portal
- California Cannabis Portal Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Measure U Ordinance
Measure U/Medical Marijuana FAQs - 1/18/2017
FAQs - 1/26/2017
FAQs - 3/17/2017
Interactive Medical Marijuana Sites Map
Planning Commission Presentation - August 2, 2017: Informational Only (no hearing, no action taken)
Submittals as of October 12, 2017Approved Conditional Use Permits: None
Conditional Use Permits scheduled for review at this time: None
The following list outlines those locations for which a Conditional Use Permit has been filed to this date in the City of La Mesa. The type of facility is noted.
After submission of all required forms and payment of the $1,200 fee:
CUP 17-01 8155 Center Street
CUP 17-02 6957 University Avenue
CUP 17-03 7323 El Cajon Boulevard
CUP 17-04 7180 University Avenue
CUP 17-05 8160 Parkway Drive
CUP 17-07 5555 Jackson Drive
CUP 17-10 8939 La Mesa Boulevard
CUP 17-16 7729 University Avenue
CUP 17-17 8300 Center Drive
CUP 17-22 8740 La Mesa Boulevard
CUP 17-23 8126 Center Street
CUP 17-31 7339 El Cajon Boulevard #E
CUP 17-39 8260 Parkway Drive
CUP 17-50 7472-7474 El Cajon Boulevard
CUP 17-85 8110 Commercial Street
CUP 17-86 5301 Lake Murray Boulevard
CUP 17-88 7901 Hillside Drive
CUP 17-90 8764 Campo Road
CUP 17-95 7935-7939 El Cajon Boulevard
CUP 17-96 8760 Campo Road
CUP 17-98 7170 University Avenue
CUP 17-99 7735 University Avenue *NEW
CUP 17-55 8140 Center Street
CUP 17-84 8185 Center Street
CUP 17-87 8250 Commercial Street
CUP 17-56 8140 Center Street
CUP 17-91 8111 Commercial Street
CUP 17-92 8191 Center Street
CUP 17-93 8250 Commercial Street
CUP 17-94 8141 Center Street
An Initial Clearance Letter will be mailed to the applicant. After receiving the Initial Clearance Letter from the City of La Mesa Planning Department, an applicant must submit the following items in order to continue the Conditional Use Permit analysis and process:
1. Copy of Initial Clearance letter
2. Balance of Conditional Use Permit Fees (see application forms and fee schedule)
3. Live Scan form (processed) or receipt for Live Scan
Live Scan Process Update
The City of La Mesa had to undergo an additional process in order to receive sufficient results on the required Live Scan submittals. That process has been completed and you may now process the required personnel and owners through this process. Please select Live Scan Form to obtain the form. The applicant can print, complete, and return the form at the time of fingerprinting. Please note that if fingerprinting is accomplished at the La Mesa Police Department, a total of $175 for both the internal/local background check and the Live Scan DOJ and FBI checks can be paid at the same time and processed through the La Mesa Police Department together. If a third party Live Scan office is chosen, the remaining $106 in background fees must still be paid to the La Mesa Police Department.
The La Mesa Police Department will need the names of all owners and all known employees to confirm that all of them have completed the background checks before the CUP is granted. This list must be consistent with the information submitted with the Conditional Use Permit applications. The owner list and a new list with all employees will be required to be submitted and reviewed prior to occupancy.
As a reminder, the requirements are noted in the Application Forms, the Standard Criteria and the Additional Standard Criteria and are summarized below:
Section B. – General Application
Remaining balance of CUP Application non-refundable fee: $10,178
Initial Police Background check: $106.00 per employee
Live Scan fingerprinting process: third party or Police Department $69
Section C. Medical Marijuana Maintenance and CUP Inspection Reports (after receiving entitlement and occupancy)
CUP Inspections: $1,859 annually
Annual Police Background $33 per employee
Medical Marijuana Maintenance Reports: $18,800-24,480 annually
Standard Criteria and Additional Standard Criteria
• A complete application at a Section B phase must include a Live Scan Form (processed) or receipt from Live Scan check.
• All employees or contracted employees of the organization are subject to a background check and evidence must be submitted prior to proceeding issuance of Business License.
• All employees shall undergo a background check and any person who has been convicted of a felony may not be employed by or operate, manage, control or own a dispensary facility or premise.
• All employees of the organization to which the Conditional Use Permit is issued shall be subject to a background check. Any person who has been convicted of a felony may not be employed by commercial cultivator or operate, manage, control, or own a commercial cultivator entity.
• All employees of the organization to which the Conditional Use Permit is issued shall be subject to a background check. Any person who has been convicted of a felony may not be employed by manufacturer.
• All commercial medical marijuana businesses shall maintain a current register of the names of all employees currently employed by the dispensary and shall disclose such registration for any City officer or authorized official for purposes of determining compliance with local and state medical marijuana employment requirements.
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It is important to note, for clarification purposes, that prospective applicants began lining up in front of City Hall on their own following the application workshop. In order to avoid safety concerns related to a long line that could extend over a significant period of time, City management, on the advice of the police department, dispensed with the line by issuing numbers to maintain the ordering of those individuals in line.
Sensitive Use Address List REVISED 08/07/2017
Cultivation and Manufacturing Constraints - Zoom
REVISED 08/07/2017Dispensary Location Constraints - Zoom Area A REVISED /02/28/2017
Dispensary Location Constraints - Zoom Area B REVISED 08/07/2017
Dispensary Location Constraints - Zoom Area C REVISED 02/28/2017
Dispensary Location Constraints - Zoom Area D
Dispensary Location Constraints - Zoom Area E
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