Although edible medical cannabis products are not defined as a food in the California Health and Safety Code, Environmental Health will be applying statewide food safety standards in the California Retail Food Codeto ensure product safety.
Step 1: Submit a plan review application.
Download the Medical Cannabis Manufacturing Site Plan Review Packet (PDF: 2.36 Mb)
Edible product manufacturers may begin the plan review process concurrent with the land use permit process at Permit Sonoma (PRMD).
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An on-site review will be required to verify the current site meets requirements.
Timelines will be established for compliance based on the health and safety risks associated with the site requirements.
Step 2: Complete a construction inspection.
Once a plan review application is approved and an applicant has finished any necessary improvements to the property, Environmental Health will conduct an on-site construction inspection.
Step 3: Apply for a health permit.
When step 1 and step 2 are completed, you may submit an application for a health permit. Please note that a site cannot operate without an approved health permit.
Download the Medical Cannabis Health Permit Application (PDF: 63.5 Kb)
Step 4: Receive an opening inspection.
An opening inspection will be conducted by Environmental Health within 30 days of the permit being issued. Routine inspections will be conducted twice per year utilizing the California Retail Food Code. Inspections will cover proper edible medical cannabis product handling and storage, general cleanliness, employee health and hand washing, facility maintenance, and other safety issues.
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