Oakland officials are reviewing 255 applications from individuals seeking special business permits to cultivate, sell, distribute and transport marijuana legally under the state cannabis laws that take effect Jan. 1.
The largest number of the applications, 78, are from individuals who want permits for indoor cannabis-growing businesses. The second-largest number, 55, want permits for cannabis delivery businesses.
The city is also looking at permit applications for transporters, lab testers, distributors, manufacturers and outdoor growers.
None of the applications has been approved so far.
“This industry is not used to compliance, so a large number have not moved forward in the process,” said Greg Minor, the assistant to the city administrator in Oakland.
Source: Cannabis Business Times