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California: City of San Francisco: Ordinance to Convert Medical Cannabis Dispensary Uses to Cannabis Retail Uses

190108 [Planning Code - Conversion of Medical Cannabis Dispensary Uses to Cannabis Retail Uses] Ordinance amending the Planning Code to allow Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (MCDs) with approvals from the Planning Department for a Medical Cannabis Dispensary Use as of January 5, 2018, to apply to convert to Cannabis Retail Uses under the same conditions as MCDs that held valid final permits from the Department of Public Health as of January 5, 2018; exempting all such converted Cannabis Retail Uses from otherwise applicable Conditional Use Authorization requirements; allowing Equity Program or Equity Incubator Applicants who have MCD applications pending at the Planning Department to apply to convert to Cannabis Retail Uses; exempting such Cannabis Retail Uses from the minimum radius requirements between those establishments and existing Cannabis Retailers and Medical Cannabis Retailers; affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act; making findings of consistency with the General Plan, and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1; and making public necessity, convenience, and welfare findings under Planning Code, Section 302. (City Administrator) 1/29/19; DUPLICATED. 1/29/19; REFERRED.