The Contra Costa Board of Supervisors is set to decide Tuesday whether to approve a selection process for a set number of commercial cannabis permits for unincorporated areas of the county.
Contra Costa County’s cannabis zoning ordinance allows for four storefront retailers, 10 commercial operations and two cannabis manufacturing businesses in agricultural zoning districts throughout the county.
The proposed selection process being considered Tuesday requires applicants to submit letters of intent to apply for a commercial cannabis activity land-use permit. County officials would then decide which applicants would move forward in the process. This process would favor applicants with a “locally-owned business” element.
The process timeline, as presented to the supervisors, calls for letters of intent to be submitted by April 4. Some of those applicants would be invited to submit…