This ordinance will be effective on July 19th. Application materials for manufacturing, testing, and distribution will be available beginning in early July and will be made available through this webpage.
The City Council will consider an ordinance to address retail dispensaries at their meeting on September 17, 2019. A draft of the dispensary ordinance will be available for public review sometime in July 2019.
On April 4, 2019, the Planning Commission considered a draft cannabis manufacturing, testing, and distribution ordinance. At this meeting, the Planning Commission voted to recommend the City Council adopt the draft cannabis manufacturing, testing, and distribution ordinance. The City Council will consider this draft ordinance in June 2019. Click here for a copy of the staff report. Click here for the Powerpoint (PDF).
Land use siting maps are based upon the following criteria.
Land Use Siting Considerations
The State of California stipulates that cannabis-related uses cannot be located closer than 600-feet from a sensitive use, which is defined by state law as K-12 schools (including private and charter schools), day care centers, youth centers, and public parks. Local governments, however, are allowed to designate smaller, or larger, buffer zones if these buffer zones are codified in an ordinance. State law mandates the 600-foot distance be calculated, parcel to parcel (boundary line to boundary line). This means if 600 feet touches any part of a legal parcel, the entire area cannot contain cannabis related uses. State law is silent on the buffer zone from cannabis use to residential properties; setting that buffer is entirely up to local government. In October 2018, Council determined that the City should adhere to the state-mandated 600-foot buffer and not impose a more stringent distance separation requirement
On April 4th, the Planning Commission will consider a draft ordinance to regulate the manufacturing, testing, and distribution of cannabis.
If you have questions regarding this report item please call (805) 385-7858
On April 3, 2019 the Inter-Neighborhood Council received a presentation regarding potential retail dispensary locations within the City of Oxnard.
The City of Oxnard is seeking your input on an ordinance for the regulation of Manufacturing, Testing, and Distribution of Cannabis and Cannabis products. Please provide written comments on this ordinance by March 13, 2019. For questions, please call or email Kathleen Mallory, Planning & Environmental Services Manager at (805) 385-7858 or Kathleen.Mallory@oxnard.org
On October 2, 2018, the City Council considered cannabis land use options. A link to the City Council staff report and presentation can be located here:
At the conclusion of this meeting, the City Council directed staff to proceed to develop cannabis manufacturing, testing, and distribution regulations. Planning staff is currently working on these; draft regulations will be presented to the City Council in Spring 2019.
Additionally, the City Council directed staff to refine cannabis land use options for dispensaries and cultivation. Staff will be working on these over the next eight to ten months; follow up land use options will be presented to the City Council in Spring 2019.