Cannabis Dispensaries

In June 2017, Seaside held a special election to determine if voters would support a business license tax on cannabis and cannabis related products. This ballot measure passed by approximately 83%. 

Following the election, the City Council and Planning Commission requested that cannabis and cannabis related uses be allowed, subject to various levels of review.

On September 21st, 2017 the City Council approved Ordinance 1041 rescinding previous regulations and established new regulations allowing commercial and adult use cannabis activities including cultivation, dispensaries, manufacturing, testing transportation and distribution within the City of Seaside.

The regulations allow dispensaries within the City of Seaside, but only through a limited number of permits. The permit application process is now open, through November 21, 2017. Please review Ordinance 1041 which outlines the permit application selection process.

QUESTIONS: Kurt Overmeyer, Economic Development Manager
831-899-6839 or kovermeyer@ci.seaside.ca.us

How To Submit Complete Application Packages:
Via Hard Copy:
City of Seaside
Attn: Kurt Overmeyer, Economic Development Manager
440 Harcourt Ave, Seaside, CA 93955

Or Via Email: kovermeyer@ci.seaside.ca.us  (20MB maximum file size)

Cannabis Dispensary Applications are now being accepted through November 21, 2017

PERMIT APPLICATION SCHEDULE - REVISED 11/3/17

  • Application Period BEGINS 10/21/2017
  • Application Period ENDS 11/21/2017
  • Dispensary Permit Planning Commission Hearing 12/4/2017
  • City Council Final Approval of Dispensaries Dec 27, 28 or 29 (Date TBD)
  • Last Day to be Grandfathered for State License 1/2/2018
  1. DISPENSARY PERMIT APPLICATION
  1. APPROVING DOCUMENTS