New Retail Cannabis Business Operation

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Pursuant to Lynwood Municipal Code (LMC) Section 4-35.22, the City Manager “is authorized to establish any additional rules, regulations, and standards governing the issuance, denial, or renewal of retail cannabis business permits, the ongoing operation of cannabis retailers, and the City’s oversight, or concerning any other subject to be determined to be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Chapter 4-35.”

 On July 18, 2023, the City Council of the City of Lynwood, as permitted and set forth in LMC Section 4-35.7, conducted the review of eight (8) retail cannabis business permit applications recommended by the City Council Cannabis Ad Hoc Committee for consideration by the full City Council.

 As a result of that review, the City Council approved three (3) retail cannabis business permits specifically for Shryne Lynwood, LLC dba Stillnzy; Catalyst-Lynwood, LLC; and RD Lynwood Retail LLC.  The direction by the City Council at its July 18, 2023, Council meeting was to refer the remaining five (5) applicants back to the City Council Cannabis Ad Hoc committee for further review and consideration.

In order to effectuate the direction of the City Council, this Lynwood Cannabis Regulation No. 2023-01 is hereby promulgated, issued, and directed to be published on the City’s website.  Lynwood Cannabis Regulation No. 2023-01 hereby reads as follows:

The five applicants remaining under review by the City Council for the possible issuance of a retail cannabis business permit, specifically Emerald Ventures, LLC; Blvd Wellgreens; Perfect Prime 9; Culture CC Lynwood Shop, Inc.; and Haven Lynwood, LLC (collectively “Remaining Applicant(s)”), shall be permitted to submit and file a supplemental application and/or provide additional information, conditions, plans or other  materials (collectively “Supplemental Application”) to augment the application currently on file and for further consideration by the City during the ongoing City Council review of the possible issuance of a retail cannabis business permit pursuant to LMC Section 4-35.7.

The Supplemental Application submitted is not mandatory but may be presented at the choice and discretion of each Remaining Applicant.  There is no specific format required for the development, presentation or submittal by the Remaining Applicant(s) and may contain or address the elements set forth in the application requirements set forth in LMC Chapter 4-34 or any other elements as deemed appropriate by each individual Remaining Applicant.

The Supplemental Application shall be addressed to the City Manager and submitted in a sealed envelope filed with the Director of Community Development on or before 5:00 pm on October 27, 2023.  No additional fee is required to be filed with the Supplemental Application.  No electronic filing will be accepted.

The Supplemental Application will be reviewed by the City Council Cannabis Ad Hoc Committee, but no changes will be made to the current scores or rankings prepared by the Ad Hoc Committee presented to the full City Council on July 18, 2023.  After such review, the Supplemental Application information will be submitted for further review and consideration by the City Council.  Both the original application and the Supplemental Application shall constitute the complete application to be considered by the City Council for future review and consideration of the Remaining Applicants for the possible issuance of a retail cannabis business permit.  The City and the City Council, by accepting Supplemental Applications, are not guaranteeing the issuance of a retail cannabis business permit to any Remaining Applicant.  The City and City Council reserve the right to award or deny the issuance of a retail cannabis business permit to any Remaining Applicant based upon the application, as augmented by the Supplemental Application, and shall have the sole discretion to award up to six (6) total retail cannabis business permits as permitted by LMC Section 4-35.7.  In the event any Supplemental Application review by the City Council results in the award of a retail cannabis business permit, subject to the completion or fulfillment of certain conditions, the City Manager shall have the discretion to determine whether the condition(s) of approval have been satisfied.  Final determinations made by the City Manager may be appealed to the City Council only by the Remaining Applicant whose application is the subject of the final determination.  The City and City Council reserve all rights, powers and authority as set forth in LMC Chapter 4 Section 34 or any other provisions of State Law, the LMC, or available at law or equity.

The issuance of this Lynwood Cannabis Regulation No. 2023-01 shall be published on the City’s website and become effective at such date and time.

This City Manager Cannabis Regulation is hereby issued in accordance with the provisions of LMC Section 4-35.22.

The City will accept Supplemental Applications from Remaining Applicants from October 2, 2023 through October 27, 2023.  All Supplemental Applications must be received by the Community Development Director no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 27, 2023 to be considered timely.  All Supplemental Applications submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on October 27, 2023 will not be considered.

Any questions or concerns concerning the commercial retail cannabis business permit application shall be directed to Gabriel Linares, Community Development Director at 310-603-0220, or by email at Cannabis@lynwoodca.gov for more information.


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Application forms will be available on Monday, November 21, 2022