Cannabis Guidelines

Cannabis Entitlement Steps

Medicinal-only Commercial Cannabis

On November 8, 2017, the El Monte City Council adopted Ordinance No. 2924, which established a ban on medicinal and adult-use cannabis dispensaries, retailers, microbusinesses, and deliveries citywide and established regulations and a permitting process for medicinal-only cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and laboratory testing in three designated areas of the M-1 (Light Manufacturing), M-2 (General Manufacturing), C-3 (General Commercial) and O-P (Professional Office) zones. The application period has closed as of January 31, 2018. Contact Planning to be placed on a notification list for available application periods. Please see below for additional information.