Encinitas Approves Fee Schedule for Commercial Cannabis

Encinitas city leaders adopted a new fee schedule for commercial cannabis businesses last week, nearly a year after voters approved the regulation of commercial weed via Measure H.

The fees are as follows:

-Registration: $6,527.83

-Application: $4,712.38

-Annual regulatory fee: $12,157.82

The fees were approved by a 3-1 vote, with Deputy Mayor Tony Kranz dissenting. Mayor Catherine Blakespear was absent.

“All I can say is that the disaster that has been Measure H is on display here tonight,” Kranz said. “I think the key here is a little transparency and public participation.”

Kranz and a number of anti-cannabis activists had wanted to delay the vote until after the public workshops, which will be held late November or December. Encinitas City Attorney Leslie Devaney warned the council that a delay could open the city up to litigation.


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Monday, November 29, 2021 - 08:26

California’s cannabis cultivators are getting a tax increase next year.

As of Jan. 1, the following increases will go into effect: