Commercial Cannabis Business in Lompoc

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greenlightLompoc Gives Green Light for Cannabis Businesses

The City of Lompoc has introduced three ordinances, which are to amend Chapter 9.36 of the Lompoc Municipal Code (LMC). Ordinance No. 1640(17), Ordinance No. 1645(18), and Ordinance 1646(18) provide for the City of Lompoc’s (City) issuance of licenses for operations of all commercial cannabis activities, except outdoor cultivation.

Lompoc City Council Resolution Nos. 6147(17) and  6170(18) implement the City Council’s decision to allow commercial cannabis activities within the City in a manner that best protects the public health and safety and still complies with the City Council’s direction not to overregulate those activities.

Meetings and Workshops


None currently


  • Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, Council Discussion on Authorization Letters

         Time: 6:30 p.m.

         Location: Council Chambers

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    Time: 6:30 pm
    Location: Council Chambers
    100 Civic Center Plaza, Lompoc, CA 93436

Item: Discussion and Direction Regarding Possible Commercial Cannabis Activities Tax Measure for the November, 2018, Election

  • Commercial Cannabis Use Application Workshop
    Date: Monday, March 5, 2018

To receive updates on the latest information about commercial cannabis application processes, email

Commercial Cannabis License Use Application

Zoning Information

Useful Information

Bureau of Cannabis Control:

CA Department of Food and Agriculture:

CA Department of Public Health:

Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is application fee?

The City is requiring an initial “deposit” of $11,900 per application, plus $1,100 per applicant and each person listed in Section A of the application. The deposited funds will be used to pay all initial and annual fees to cover the City’s costs for processing, reviewing and auditing the commercial cannabis use license and activity, as established by a Resolution of the City Council.

Can I get a temporary license?

No. The City of Lompoc is not issuing temporary licenses.

How long will it take for me to receive my license after I submit the application?

The estimated turnaround time will be 4-6 months. However, the length of time will be determined by the completeness of the application at the time of submittal, and how many applications the City receives at one given time. In addition, review time could be prolonged due to the need to provide a more in depth description during the application process, depending on the particular commercial cannabis use activity requested. For example, a volatile manufacturing facility could require more detailed application items than a dispensary in order to show the operation will be in compliance with state and local regulations.

Is there a City tax on cannabis operations? If so, what is it?

Yes,  a tax measure was approved in November 2018 as follows:  6% tax on gross receipts for retail businesses, 0% for testing, a total cap of 6% of all gross receipts for micro-businesses for all functions, a flat rate of $15,000 if $ 2.0 M net income annually and a flat rate of $30,000 if net income is above $2.0 M for manufacturing and distribution, 1% on nurseries, and 1% on cultivation.

How do I know where I can operate?

Please consult with the Planning Division to ensure proper zoning for your business. Also, consult the cannabis use prohibited area map, and locations for permitted commercial cannabis activity maps found in the Zoning Information area above.

Contact Us

  • For general information, contact our City Clerk’s Office: 805-875-8241
  • For land- use / zoning questions, contact our Planning Division: 805-875-8273
  • For business license questions, contact our City Clerk’s Office: 805-875-8241

Illegal Activity

We encourage the reporting of suspected illegal cannabis operations in Lompoc. To report an illegal, unlicensed cannabis business please click here.

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