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DELIVERY (non-storefront dispensaries / delivery-only dispensaries )

The City Council approved delivery of both medical and adult use cannabis in Sacramento at its November 28, 2017 Council meeting.  Per State law, delivery is a function of a dispensary and can only be done by a dispensary, and not by a third-party delivery or courier service.  Delivery drivers must also be employees of a dispensary.  Cannabis delivery may be approved on a case-by-case basis for permitted dispensaries or by new non-storefront, delivery-only dispensaries in the following zones:

  • General Commercial (C2)
  • Heavy Commercial (C4)
  • Light Industrial (M1 and M1S)
  • Heavy Industrial (M2 and M2S)

Sites must be at least 600 ft. from schools (K-12), and neighborhood and community parks.  Sites that are less then 600 ft. from a neighborhood or community park will require a CUP approval from the Planning and Design Commission instead of the Zoning Administrator.  Delivery businesses may co-locate within a building. 

View these maps to see where these zones are located in the city.  To check if your property is within these zones, enter the address in the Zoning & Property Details.

TIERED DELIVERY PERMITS

Non-storefront dispensaries may apply for permits according to their gross receipts, namely: a) Over $500,000 and b) Less than $500,000 in gross receipts. 

PERMITTED DELIVERY-ONLY DISPENSARIES

It is safe and important to order cannabis only from a legal dispensary to ensure that cannabis products have passed the State’s testing requirement. As of March 26, 2020, the following delivery-only dispensaries hold a valid Business Operating Permit (BOP) from the City of Sacramento.

1. Indigo River
2. Lucky Box - (916) 793-1757
3. Canna Couriers
4. Crystal Nugs Inc. – (916) 701-9777
5. Silverstreak Solutions – (916) 300-7465
6. Kepos (dba Fleet Flower) – (916) 698-0013
7. POG Marketing – (916) 891-7646
8. Jay Goods Delivery – (916) 519-5747
9. Infinite Delivery
10. NorCanna
11. California Artisanal Medicine (CAM) – (916) 347-7773
12. CT Tech/Clever Tree
13. Auwick (dba Fire Farms)
14. Howlind Holdings (dba STC Alternative) – (916) 661-1542
15. Indigo Dye Group – (916) 306-0420
16. Primetiming
17. GTS Management (dba Tree Relief) – (888) 868-5006
18. HTG Systems Inc. – (916) 572-4841
19. Green Frog Delivery - (440) 420-5073
20. GJ Company – (916) 347-5503
21. Pot King
22. GDP - (916) 990-7070
23. Norcal Holistics – (916) 993-5361
24. JWC Deliveries – (530) 844-8856
25. Prescott Moore
26. Trees of Knowledge
27. Mountain High/CalEx – (844) 778-6741
28. SJV Management (dba GoTreez)
29. Alpine Alternative (also a storefront dispensary. Location: 8112 Alpine Ave.)

For more information on each of the dispensaries above, including products and services and how to place an order, please contact the dispensaries directly.

HOW TO APPLY

In order to operate a delivery business in Sacramento you need both a Conditional Use Permit for a brick-and-mortar location from the Planning Division (CUP); and a dispensary Business Operating Permit (BOP) from the Office of Cannabis Management. A CUP, or proof of application for a CUP, is required for applying for a BOP.

Step 1: Apply for a Conditional Use Permit

Download the Conditional Use Permit Application. A Neighborhood Responsibility Plan (NRP) Agreement is required for a delivery CUP application.

Permitted dispensaries who wish to add delivery must submit a CUP minor modification.

Applications must be submitted in person at the Planning Division, 300 Richards Blvd. 3rd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95811 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. (The office is open until 4 p.m. but applications are not accepted after 3 p.m.)

Step 2: Apply for a Business Operating Permit

Once you have submitted a complete application for a Conditional Use Permit, you will receive an application file number. Once you have this number, you can apply for a Business Operating Permit online or by downloading the Business Operating Permit Application and submitting it in person with the associated fees at Revenue Division, 915 I Street Rm 1201, Sacramento, CA 95814.  Permitted dispensaries who wish to add Delivery to their service must also modify their Business Operating Permit.  To make an appointment to make a payment, please send an email to marijuanapaymentcalendar@cityofsacramento.org

Please note that interested parties (owners, managers and individuals with 20% interest in the business) and all delivery drivers are required to go through a background check and get a Live Scan fingerprint in person at the Revenue Division.

CEQA COMPLIANCE

If the City has determined that the project is exempt from CEQA review, applicants can obtain from their planner a completed Notice of Exemption (NOE).  The NOE must be filed with these agencies: 1)  Sacramento County Clerk,  and 2) the State Office of Planning and Research (OPR).  The 2019 fee for the County Clerk filing is $40.00.  There is no fee for filing with OPR.  The applicant must file the notice of exemption in order to obtain a date-stamped copy of the NOE required for a State license.

FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENTS

Effective July 1, 2017, LiveScan fingerprinting as part of the background check requirements will be done strictly by appointment only. Please note that fingerprinting is not required at the time of submission of your BOP, but is part of the review and approval process. Therefore, it can be done anytime between the submission of your BOP and after you receive a decision on your Conditional Use Permit (CUP) application. In addition, if you have previously been fingerprinted and have been cleared by the Department of Justice for another cannabis business in the City of Sacramento, you don’t need to be fingerprinted again as part of your new application.

To schedule an appointment, please call the Permits staff at 916-808-5852. LiveScan costs $88/person and is due at the time of your appointment.