Community Input on Cannabis Regulatory Framework

The City of Huntington Beach is seeking input from residents, businesses, and community stakeholders to guide its development of a regulatory framework for commercial cannabis businesses, if they are to be permitted.

Along with Measure A: Cannabis Business Tax, which has been placed on the June 7, 2022 ballot, the City Council will soon consider developing draft ordinances regulating a limited number of commercial cannabis businesses in the City. 

It is to be determined the manner in which the ordinances would be adopted.  This is expected to be determined as soon as the June 21, 2022 meeting of the City Council.

The DRAFT ordinances are here for your review:

  1. DRAFT Ordinance No. XXXX (Business Regulation): An Ordinance amending Chapter 5 of the Huntington Beach Municipal Code and Adding Section 5.130.
  2. DRAFT Ordinance No. XXXX (Land Use Regulation): An Ordinance amending the Chapters 211 and 212 of the Zoning and Subdivisions Ordinance and amending the Title 20 of the Zoning and Subdivisions Ordinance by repealing Section 204.18, 204.20, and 204.22 and adding Section 230.54.  
  3. DRAFT Commercial Cannabis Regulation including standard operational standards. 

Cannabis Community Forum on Thursday, June 9, 2022

The City wishes to thank residents and community stakeholders for attending the Cannabis Community Forum on Thursday, June 9, 2022 in-person and via Zoom and providing valuable input.  City staff presented key regulatory features of the draft ordinances and the public had an opportunity to hear from members of the City Council's subcommittee (Councilmembers Bolton, Kalmick, and Peterson), ask questions, and provide comments. 

You are encouraged to share your thoughts and suggestions about the DRAFT ordinances. Written comments and feedback can be emailed to [email protected] through 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2022.   


Ballot Measure A - Cannabis Business Tax

 “Shall the City adopt a special tax measure of up to 6% of gross receipts on cannabis retailers and up to 1% of gross receipts on all other cannabis businesses, which is expected to generate an estimated $300,000 to $600,000 annually for the specific purposes of funding police and homeless and behavioral health services, and levied until terminated by voters?”  [YES / NO]

No arguments were submitted in opposition to MEASURE A.  




For any questions, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 714-536-5202. You can also contact the City Clerk's Office at 714-536-5227 or visit the City's Election page here:  


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