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
When: May 3, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM
This kick-off workshop is for all operator types and will include an overview of the Program, including the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance, Cannabis Health Ordinance, and Cannabis Business Tax Ordinance. County staff will go over requirements that apply to all cannabis businesses such as zoning, separation criteria, operator criteria, and the permit process.
When: May 10, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM
This cannabis workshop is geared toward cultivators (indoor, outdoor, and mixed-light) and nurseries and will include an overview of cultivation and nursery permit requirements, site planning (setbacks, maps, building, etc.), biotic assessments, riparian corridor requirements, tree removal, and inspections.
When: May 17, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM
This cannabis workshop is for cultivators and focuses on complying with operating standards and best management practices (BMP), waste management, pesticide use, nutrient management, and erosion and sediment control.
When: May 24, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM
This cannabis workshop is primarily for cultivators and will discuss waste discharge requirements, runoff and storm water control, water supply and management, groundwater monitoring and well metering, and North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board’s waste discharge permit.
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Published on April 25, 2017
The Advisory Group will consist of 12 to 20 Sonoma County residents selected to provide a diverse perspective on the impacts of cannabis and cannabis regulations and to provide information and feedback to the County for developing, amending, and funding local cannabis programs and policies.
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