Sonoma County Cannabis Program

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  • Published on September 20, 2018

    The County has launched a new cannabis dispensary waitlist available to applicants with permit eligible properties.

  • Published on August 6, 2018

    On the Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Board of Supervisors Meeting, the County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Cannabis Ordinance Amendments.

  • Published on June 20, 2018

    The County has been issuing land use permits for dispensaries since 2007. No more than 9 medical cannabis dispensaries can be permitted within the unincorporated county at any one time. There are currently 5 permitted dispensaries and 4 applications that have been deemed complete. At this time, the county is not accepting any new dispensary applications.

  • Published on December 4, 2017
    The County of Sonoma has issued the first Cannabis Cultivation Permit on Monday, December 4. Shannon and Cameron Hattan, co-founders of Fiddlers Greens, were issued a Zoning Permit from the Department of Ag Weights and Measures which allows up to 10,000 square feet of outdoor medical cannabis cultivation on their property outside of Sebastopol.
  • Published on November 7, 2017
    We recognize that Sonoma County cannabis producers may have lost crop due to the recent fires. The Sonoma County Tax Ordinance allows the County to prorate or adjust the cannabis business tax based on crop loss. The Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures will be available to perform inspections to cannabis crops to determine crop loss.
  • Published on November 7, 2017
    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved the waiving of delinquency penalties for all commercial cannabis cultivation until November 17, 2017, or November 30, 2017 for commercial cannabis cultivation located within a mandatory evacuation zone.
  • Published on August 29, 2017
    In order to encourage more participation in the Cannabis Program, and in response to feedback received at the Cannabis Advisory Group, the Board meeting last Tuesday (Aug. 22), and emails and calls to the County, the Cannabis Ad Hoc Committee (comprised of Supervisors Gorin and Hopkins) has recommended that the full Board consider a proposal to extend the Penalty Relief Program.
  • Published on June 29, 2017

    Permit Sonoma cannabis permit applications will be accepted beginning Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Permit Center opens at 8:00 AM, on July 5.

  • Published on May 22, 2017

    On the Board of Supervisors Agenda for May 23, 2017: 

    As recommended by The Code Enforcement Temporary Penalty Relief Program, this item would assist with implementing the Transition Period in the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance and incentivizing compliance with permitting requirements by giving currently operating businesses until August 31, 2017, to file initial applications and deferring some permit requirements to give operators time to comply.

  • 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.

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