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Cannabis

City of Burlingame regulations allow:

  • Indoor cultivation of up to six cannabis plants by persons 21 years of age and older, as allowed under state law
  • Delivery of cannabis products by operators holding a City of Burlingame delivery-only Operator Permit
  • Non-storefront retail delivery establishments

Non-storefront cannabis retail delivery is defined as a business or operation, whether for profit or nonprofit, whose premises are closed to the public and which sells cannabis and/or cannabis products exclusively by delivery, for which a state license (Type 9-Non-storefront Retailer) is required under Business and Professions Code sections 26000 and following. This definition does not include any storefront component whereby customers purchase the products at the physical premises of the retail establishment.

Non-storefront cannabis retail delivery businesses must obtain an Operator Permit, as well as be granted a Conditional Use Permit from the Planning Commission. There is a limit of four (4) non-storefront cannabis retail delivery businesses within the city limits; currently there are none, however one (1) Operator Permit has been approved and is being reviewed for a Conditional Use Permit.

The City's cannabis ordinance includes operation standards for both non-storefront cannabis retail delivery businesses with a fixed location within Burlingame, as well as cannabis delivery-only operator permit holders for commercial cannabis business deliveries originating from outside the city limits. 

Non-storefront retail delivery businesses may be located in either the Rollins Road (RR) or Inner Bayshore (IB) zoning districts. These correspond to the General Plan Innovation Industrial (I/I) land use district (click here for map).

OPERATOR’S PERMIT INFORMATION
All non-storefront retail delivery operators require an Operator’s Permit. For those without a fixed location, please see the Non-Resident Operator’s Permit Application below for applicable requirements. This must be submitted to the Planning Division and approved prior to beginning operations in the City.

All non-storefront retail delivery operators with a fixed location require an Operator’s Permit for a Fixed Location. The number of fixed location operators is limited to four (4). Fixed location applicants will be served on a “first come, first served” basis, determined by date of when an Operator's Permit application is deemed complete (rather than date of submittal). For a full list of requirements for submittal, please see the Fixed Location Non-Storefront Retail Delivery Operator’s Permit Application below. This must be submitted to the Planning Division and a Conditional Use Permit approved prior to beginning operations in the City.

APPLICATION FEES

Operator’s Permit Application – delivery only, no fixed location $1,418.00
Operator’s Permit Application – fixed location, non-storefront retail delivery $5,672.00
Conditional Use Permit $2,005.00
Operator’s Permit Renewal – delivery only, no fixed location $1,418.00
Operator’s Permit Renewal – fixed location, non-storefront retail delivery $355.00

APPLICATION FORMS


Fixed Location Non-Storefront Retail Delivery Operator Permit

Non-Resident Operator Permit (no fixed location)

OTHER RESOURCES

Ordinance

Ordinance Staff Report