Retail Cannabis Amendment Set for Final Council Vote

During the Council meeting on Tuesday, January 18th, Napa City Council will vote on an ordinance amendment allowing adult-use retail cannabis sales in Napa. The amendment to the ordinance was in the works for most of last year.

California legalized recreational cannabis in 2016 after 57% of voters — and 61% of voters in Napa County — voted to approve Proposition 64; however, most California cities, like Napa, still don’t allow adult-use cannabis sales.

Last October, the City Council voted 4-1 for staff to prepare the amendment allowing retail sales of cannabis to anyone age 21 or older. The city’s Planning Commission approved the amendment unanimously in November. This final Council vote is the final step for the amendment to be enacted, and would come into effect 30 days following Napa City Council approval.

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