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July 31, 2020

Planning Agency Update July 30, 2020

Staff gave a presentation regarding the Cannabis Ordinance Update key items for consideration, process, and timeline.View the PowerPoint Presentation. Read full story


September 6, 2019

Cannabis Ordinance Update September 6, 2019

On August 29, 2019, Permit Sonoma staff provided an update to the Planning Agency about the upcoming Cannabis Ordinance Amendments. Please watch this video to see a recap of this agenda item. Read full story


August 2, 2019

County Supervisors Approveand Fund Cannabis Ordinance Update Part II

County Supervisors Approveand Fund Cannabis Ordinance Update Part II Read full story


July 2, 2019

Supervisors Approve and Fund Cannabis Ordinance Update Part II

Supervisors Approve and Fund Cannabis Ordinance Update Part II Read full story


March 26, 2019

Senate Bill 67 Proposes to Bridge State Licensing Gap

Senate Bill 67, introduced by Senator McGuire as an urgency statute, seeks to alleviate the immediate danger confronting the cannabis industry by authorizing the revalidation of an expired temporary license if the licensee submitted an application for an annual or provisional state license before the licensee’s temporary license expiration date. Read full story


March 5, 2019

Cannabis State Licensing Update

Effective January 1, 2019, the State's statutory authority to issue temporary cannabis licenses expired. The newer provisional cannabis license is intended to bridge the gap between temporary and annual licenses. Read full story


September 20, 2018

DispensaryWaitlist Update

TheCounty has launched a new cannabis dispensary waitlist available to applicantswith permit eligible properties. Read full story


August 6, 2018

Cannabis Ordinance Amendments Part 1

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. Read full story


June 20, 2018

Dispensary Update

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 arecurrently 5 permitted dispensaries and 4 applications that have been deemed complete. At this time, the county is not accepting any new dispensary applications. Read full story


November 7, 2017

Cannabis Tax Deadline Extension

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. Read full story