Commercial Cannabis Business
Commercial Cannabis Business
The City of Greenfield regulates the establishment and operation of commercial cannabis businesses in the City, including cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, dispensaries, and delivery services. The regulations pertaining to Commercial Cannabis businesses can be found in Chapter 5.10 and 5.28 of the Greenfield Municipal Code . Permits are accepted year-round for new businesses and are renewed annually on July 1st of each year for existing businesses.
Requirements/Required Approvals for Cannabis Operations
Design Review – If applying for a new project from scratch in a brand-new building, or within an existing building with proposed external building improvements, Planning Design Review approval is required. This requires a Planning Development Application, Planning Commission public hearing, and Planning Commission approval. Fees for the Design Review process can be viewed here.
Conditional Use Permit – All permitted locations shall be subject to the issuance of a conditional use permit. This requires a Planning Development Application, Planning Commission public hearing, and Planning Commission approval. Fees for the Conditional Use Permit process can be viewed here.
Development Agreement – Required prior to operating in the city and is required to be submitted as part of the regulatory permit package. It sets forth the terms and conditions under which the cannabis facility will operate that are in addition to the requirements of Chapter 5.28 of the Greenfield Municipal Code. Approval of the Development Agreement requires a Planning Commission public hearing, Planning Commission recommendation to the City Council, City Council public hearing, and finally, City Council approval. Additional information on the City’s Development Agreement process can be found in Chapter 5.28, 16.37, and 17.16.160 of the Greenfield Municipal Code. Fees associated with the Development Agreement process can be found here.
Regulatory Permit – Required prior to initiating operations and as a continuing requisite to conducting commercial cannabis activities from a physical location within the city, the persons or legal representative of the persons wishing to conduct commercial cannabis activities shall first obtain a regulatory permit from the city manager or designee under the terms and conditions set forth in Chapter 5.28 of the Municipal Code and as described in the associated Administrative Regulations. Regulatory permits are non-transferrable and any attempt to transfer a regulatory permit will render the permit null and void. New regulatory permits require City Council public hearing and City Council approval. Regulatory permits require annual renewal on July 1 of each year, and the renewal application must be submitted no later than 60 days prior, by May 1. Regulatory permit renewals are approved by the City Manager. Applications for new regulatory permits and regulatory permit renewals are available under the “Applications, Forms & Regulatory Information” link on the left-hand side of this page. Fees associated with the Regulatory Permit process and operating fees can be found on the left side of the page under “Cannabis Permit Fees and Taxes”.
All cannabis operators are required to pay quarterly taxes to the City. Tax information can be found under “Cannabis Permit Fees and Taxes” on the left side of this page.
Contact the City at email@example.com or (831)304-0333 with any questions or to submit application materials.