(SacBee) Sacramento has begun accepting applications for commercial marijuana cultivation, starting the process of permitting licensed grow rooms to operate in mostly light industrial zones in the capital city.
City officials said it will be many months before most of grow rooms are allowed to go into business under separate operating and conditional use permits.
Previously, the city received 800 inquiries from potential applicants, officials said. Staff reports say Sacramento is expected to license 200 cultivation businesses.
In addition, the City Council is expected to set rules for future applications for other cannabis businesses, expected to include 25 marijuana product manufacturers, four testing labs, five transportation businesses and 30 marijuana delivery business – on top of deliveries that will be allowed for the city’s existing 30 marijuana dispensaries.