The City of Carson is open again accepting commercial cannabis operation permit applications for the following medical and adult use cannabis activities:
This is a merit based process where the Cannabis Permit Committee will review and score the thoroughness of an applicant’s adherence to specific factors as they relate to the maintenance and promotion of the health, safety and welfare of the residents and visitors of the City of Carson. The application process includes a 90-day staff review period, which may be extended by City staff.
The application deadline is February 14, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
The initial application deposit is $20,000.
Cannabis Operations Tax. Every person engaged in conducting an operation for the retail or wholesale distribution, cultivation, manufacture, transportation (including delivery), or testing of cannabis, either pursuant to the Carson Municipal Code or otherwise, and regardless of whether such operation has a valid permit pursuant to the Carson Municipal Code, shall pay a maximum cannabis tax of 18% of proceeds or fractional part thereof.
A maximum tax of twenty-five dollars ($25) per square foot for space utilized annually for cannabis cultivation area is imposed. This cultivation tax is adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index to keep pace with inflation.