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Benicia Cannabis Program

Cannabis is an emerging industry in California where science and technology have merged with medicinal strains within the spirit of counterculture movement and the next phase of cultural integration. Cannabis’s cultivation techniques are preserving land and water resources of the natural environment and restoring wildlife habitat, which embodies Benicia’s sustainability values.

With the lowest excise fees in the region, a portfolio of appropriate buildings, and an ombudsman as point of contact for working through the license and permit process, Benicia welcomes manufacturing, cultivation, testing and distribution. Our entrepreneurial spirit and unparalleled location is a destination you won’t want to miss for your cannabis operation.

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Start Here

To start your new cannabis business, contact:
Mario Giuliani, Economic Development Manager
707.746.4289 • mario.giuliani@ci.benicia.ca.us


Ready for Cannabis Manufacturing

Featured Buildings in the Benicia Industrial Park

471 East Channel Road   Zoned for Cannabis (Industrial)  108,000 SF, Min Divisible 12,000  Contact: Colliers International, Phil Garrett, 707.863.8357

471 East Channel Road

Zoned for Cannabis (Industrial)

108,000 SF, Min Divisible 12,000

Contact: Colliers International, Phil Garrett, 707.863.8357

3880 & 3890 Industrial Way   Zoned Light Industrial  8,460 SF, Min. Divisible 3900 SF  Contact: Kennedy Wilson Real Estate, Eric Rehn 925.784.3449

3880 & 3890 Industrial Way

Zoned Light Industrial

8,460 SF, Min. Divisible 3900 SF

Contact: Kennedy Wilson Real Estate, Eric Rehn 925.784.3449

3140 Park Road   Zoned Industrial  10,000 SF, Divisible 2,400 to 1,600 SF  ±10’-±12’ clear height  Contact: Colliers International, Jon Quick 707-863-8359

3140 Park Road

Zoned Industrial

10,000 SF, Divisible 2,400 to 1,600 SF

±10’-±12’ clear height

Contact: Colliers International, Jon Quick 707-863-8359


Lowest Cannabis Excise Tax Rates in the Region

Business Type Excise Tax Rate Unit
Distribution 1% Gross Receipts
Testing 1% Gross Receipts
Manufacturing 2% Year 1
2.5% Year 2
3.5% Year 3
Gross Receipts
Commercial Cultivation $5 year 1
$6 Year 2
$7 Year 3*
Per Square Foot

*Beginning January 1, 2022 rate will be adjusted each January 1 by San Francisco Area’s Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers as of previous October.


Doing Cannabis Business in Benicia

Step 1 conducted by the Benicia Office of Economic Development: (707) 746-4289
Steps 2-4 conducted by the Benicia Planning Department:
(707) 746-4280


Cannabis Resources

City of Benicia – Cannabis Resources

Cannabis Program, City of Benicia
www.ci.benicia.ca.us/cannabis

State of California – Cannabis Resources

PG&E

Many commercial and industrial cannabis operations will require upgrades to on-site utilities. PG&E is currently experiencing extended service delays after damage caused by wildfires. Operators, applicants, and property owners are recommended to contact PG&E and ask about service conditions that may affect their project.

Contact: Lawrence H. Acosta, MBA, Economic Development Specialist, Senior
Office: 650-598-7335, Mobile 510-362-5220, email LHA3@pge.com