What is the Medical Marijuana Law in the City?
In 2017, Moreno Valley council members allowed the tax revenues, permitting the legal sales. Moreno Valley Municipal Code Sec. 11.10: prohibits to own, manage, conduct or operate any medical marijuana dispensary or participate as a contractor, employee, agent or volunteer. On October 25, 2017, the Marijuana sales were legalized in Moreno Valley and that also without the city control. Basically, two steps were initiated in stepping up the program that allows for the commercial cannabis business. The initial step was permitting of the cannabis activities in the city when it formulated an ordinance on November 7, 2017, making way for the regulations for the commercial activities of cannabis. This ordinance laid out rules for operating, setting up and regulating the commercial cannabis use that includes cultivation, dispensation, manufacturing, transportation, and testing.
The City has also taken the necessary steps to issue licenses, permits, investigations, audits, inspections and for enforcement of regulations. Ordinance No 926 of November 2017 states that no person should be engaged in any commercial cannabis business or any related activities that lie within the City of Moreno Valley without necessary permits and that includes cultivation, manufacture, processing, laboratory testing, transportation, distribution, dispensing or sale of cannabis, until the person has a valid commercial cannabis business permit. The city of Moreno Valley, has a valid Seller’s Permit from the State, have necessary land use entitlements under Title 9 of this Code, and they are complying with the current state and local laws including the duty to get requisite state licenses. Any person who is an employee or a volunteer in the commercial cannabis business should also be legally authorized to perform the business and should have the commercial work permit to conduct their tasks.