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LS 9.3.19 <br />ORDINANCE NO. NS-2972 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br />SANTA ANA AMENDING AND ADDING CERTAIN <br />SECTIONS TO ARTICLES XIII, XII, AND VII OF CHAPTER <br />21 OF THE SANTA ANA MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING <br />TO OWNERSHIP TRANSFERS, CLOSE OUT AUDIT <br />PROCEDURES (SECTIONS 21-131.1 AND 21-141); <br />VERTICAL INTEGRATION (SECTIONS 21-131.2 AND 21- <br />142); REDUCTION IN THE GROSS RECEIPTS TAX RATE <br />FOR CANNABIS TESTING FACILITIES, DEDUCTIBILITY <br />OF INTERPARTY SALES AND TRANSFERS OF GOODS, <br />CLARIFICATION OF SQUARE FOOTAGE TAX <br />MEASUREMENT REQUIREMENTS (SECTION 21-133); <br />AND REDUCTION OF SECURITY DEPOSIT AMOUNTS <br />AND ESTABLISHMENT OF RELATED PROCEDURAL <br />REQUIREMENTS (SECTIONS 21-80, 21-80.1, 21-86 AND <br />21-136) <br />THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA HEREBY ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS: <br />Section 1. The City Council of the City of Santa Ana hereby finds, determines <br />and declares as follows: <br />A. On November 4, 2014, Santa Ana voters approved Santa Ana's Medical <br />Marijuana Regulatory Program ordinance ("Measure BB") which was codified <br />in Chapters 18 and 21 of the Santa Ana Municipal Code. Such regulations <br />govern medicinal marijuana and the retail sale thereof. <br />B. In 2015, the Governor signed into law Senate Bill 643, Assembly Bill 266, and <br />Assembly Bill 243, collectively referred to as the Medical Marijuana Regulation <br />and Safety Act further amended in 2016 as the Medical Cannabis Regulation <br />and Safety Act which established regulations and a state licensing system for <br />medical cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, delivery, and dispensing. <br />C. In November 2016, the voters of the State of California approved Proposition <br />64, the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative, also known as the Adult Use <br />of Marijuana Act. <br />D. In 2017, the Governor signed into law Senate Bill 94 also known as Medicinal <br />and Adult -Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act. <br />Ordinance No. NS-2972 <br />Page 1 of 25 <br />