Buzz on Canna-biz

June 6, 2017

Legal for medical and adult recreational use

The City Council is seeking public input as it considers whether and, if so, how to permit the establishment and operation of marijuana cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and retail businesses in the City of Hayward.

State-voter approval last November of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, legalized recreational use of cannabis by people 21 years of age and older, as well as the cultivation of up to six marijuana plants for adult personal use.

However, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AMUA) leaves it to local governments to decide whether to permit marijuana businesses to operate in their communities—and, if so, how many, where, and the scale and type of business.

The Council plans to make those decisions for the City of Hayward later this year—both with respect to adult recreational and medical use of marijuana. The Council intends to act before January when the State of California begins issuing licenses to businesses under the AMUA.

You can participate in the decision-making by completing this and by attending future public hearings and meetings. Meeting notices, staff reports and other information and materials on canna-biz in Hayward are available on the city website