A cannabis manufacturer is an establishment that produces, prepares, compounds, packages or labels manufactured cannabis or cannabis products. Those interested in operating a cannabis manufacturer will require the following:
Cannabis Land Use Permit
Cannabis manufacturers are allowed in the industrial zones (MP, M1, M2, and M3) and will require a minor use permit from Permit Sonoma.
A use permit is a discretionary permit and each application is reviewed and conditioned on a case-by-case basis. Each permit is subject to public notification and environmental review. A minor use permit may be approved administratively without a public hearing if one is not requested by the public.
Application: Cannabis Supply Chain Business Use Permit Application PJR-124 (PDF: 224 kB)
Building, Well and Septic Permits
As applicable, from Permit Sonoma
Fire Review and Inspection
Fire and Emergency Services will review all manufacturing permit applications and be responsible for inspecting and monitoring for compliance.
Cannabis Health Permit
Edible manufacturing businesses will require a permit from the Department of Health Services.
See Permit for Edible Medical Cannabis Product Manufacturing Site