Among the most important aspects of state and local marijuana business regulations are zoning and permitting laws. Local governments have been under heavy criticism for lax zoning and permitting regulations following the 1996 legalization of medical marijuana in California, and have recently reacted by passing various regulations meant to address the situation.
As a marijuana industry entrepreneur, you must comply with ever-changing zoning and permitting regulations to ensure that your business continues to operate lawfully. At Hallinan and Hallinan, PC our San Francisco dispensary attorneys can help your business get and stay compliant with local zoning and permitting regulations, ensuring that your company does its part to operate within the law.
Zoning laws are generally passed to help keep the environmental flow of local neighborhoods consistent. Permitting laws are passed to help authorities control the number of people engaging in the marijuana industry, and also to help authorities maintain a database of who is participating in the industry and what capacity.
When it comes to complying with San Francisco area zoning and permitting laws there is practically no room for error. In fact, your business should be compliant with such regulations from its very inception to avoid some of the most severe consequences of violating such regulations, including and up to being forced out of business. Our San Francisco cannabis lawyers have the skill and experience to keep your business compliant!
If you are looking to open a business in the marijuana industry, or you currently have a business that you believe may not be compliant with relevant zoning and permitting regulations, contact our office at (415) 941-4206 immediately.