Sonoma County is part of a six county collaboration on cannabis policy that includes Mendocino, Humboldt, Lake, Del Norte and Trinity Counties. The collaborative has focused on working together to implement local cannabis programs and ensuring that the voice of local government is heard and reflected in state law, including a particular focus on the follow topics:
- local control
- revenue and taxation
- product certification
- cannabis education and research programs, and
- environmental protection.
In April 2016, the California State Association of Counties honored the collaborative with a Challenge Award, which recognizes the innovative and creative spirit of California county governments. (Include policy statement and video from current website.)