Bulletin 2020-02: Temporary Cannabis Event Policy

Section 1621.5(i) of the San Francisco Police Code provides information with regard to the pilot program associated with temporary cannabis event permit. It states that prior to January 1, 2020, the Director of the Office of Cannabis may issue Cannabis Event Permits only in connection with events that meet all the following criteria:

  1. The event has previously been held on a regular basis,
  2. The event, in prior years, has received a City-issued permit; and
  3. At the event, in prior years, there has been significant unregulated cannabis sales or consumption, which the Director determines could be reduced or eliminated at the event by the issuance of a Cannabis Events Permit.   

Further, this Section also states that this pilot program shall become inoperative on January 1, 2020, with an option for the Director of the Office of Cannabis to extend the pilot program set forth in this subsection (h) one or more times, up to December 31. 2021.

Pursuant to Section 1621.5(i), the Office of Cannabis is authorized to extend the pilot program for one or more times, up to December 31, 2021.

Bulletin 2020-02 is being issued to notify all interested parties that the Office of Cannabis is hereby extending the pilot program in its current form through December 31, 2020.

Posted on 12/26/2019