Cannabis Permitting (except for dispensaries which can be applied for now) will begin July 1, 2017. More information will be posted soon.
Adopted Medical Cannabis Ordinances
Sonoma County is dedicated to establishing cannabis policies that preserve our environmental resources, protect the health and safety of our communities, and ensure the industry contributes positively to the economic vitality of our County.
The state regulatory landscape is changing and it is time for Sonoma County to begin shaping the future of the local cannabis industry in a way that recognizes the unique character of our County and our communities. The County requests the participation of all stakeholders to assist in and influence this process.
On February 2, 2016 the Board passed a Resolution of Intention directing staff to engage in a comprehensive regulatory process to develop new zoning regulations to permit cannabis cultivation, storage, distribution, deliveries, and manufacturing and to investigate other cannabis-related laws and policies. At this same meeting, the Board was also presented with a draft urgency ordinance to maintain local control in light of a March 1, 2016, deadline to regulate cultivation that was accidentally included in AB 243 (Wood). The Board continued the discussion of the ordinance until the next meeting, and on February 3, 2016, the Governor signed AB 21 removing the March 1 deadline and thus the need for the urgency ordinance.
Board Summary Report
Resolution of Intention
575 Administration Drive
March 7, 2017 Election:
Cannabis Business Tax – Measure A
Land Use Ordinance Information
Amy Lyle Planner III, Comprehensive Planning
Permit and Resource Management Department