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Cannabis Ordinances and Regulations by City
The history and summary of cannabis related regulation and ordinances for each major city in Sonoma County is listed below:
On July 24, 2019 the Cloverdale City Council Adopted Ordinance No. 730-2020, an Ordinance of the City of Cloverdale Amending Title 18, "Zoning," of the Cloverdale Municipal Code, Adding Chapter 18.15, "Cannabis," to allow and regulate commercial cannabis uses and regulating the personal cultivation of medical and nonmedical cannabis. For more information, visit the Cloverdale Commercial Cannabis Ordinance website.
Cotati's ordinance allows a variety of commercial uses with number and size limitations. The ordinance has been codified as Sections 17.42.200 and 17.42.210 of the City's Municipal Code. For more information, visit the Legalized Cannabis in Cotati website.
The City of Healdsburg currently prohibits all commercial cannabis uses in the community. As required by Proposition 64, the City permits medical and nonmedical cannabis use and cultivation by individuals subject to specific requirements as outlined in Section 20.20.100 of the Healdsburg Municipal Code (HMC). For more information visit, the City of Healdsburg Cannabis Information website.
The City of Petaluma regulations applicable to the establishment and operation of cannabis businesses are codified Chapter 10.15 of the Petaluma Municipal Code. For more information, visit the City of Petaluma Commercial Cannabis Regulations website.
Currently, Commercial cannabis facilities are prohibited in all zones and districts in the city. Personal cannabis cultivation of no more than six living cannabis plants is currently allowed. For more information, read the Rohnert Park Municipal Code Chapter 8.30 Commercial Cannabis Facilities, Cannabis Deliveres, and Cannabis Cultivation on Municode.
On December 19, 2017, the City Council unanimously adopted the City’s Comprehensive Cannabis Ordinance. The regulations address the locational and operational requirements for personal cannabis cultivation and commercial cannabis businesses, including covering allowances for medical and adult use. For more information, visit the City of Santa Rosa Cannabis Program website.
In 2018, the City of Sebastopol adopted updated cannabis regulations, allowing a variety of commercial cannabis operations. For more information, read the Sebastopol Municipal Code Chapter 17.360 Comprehensive Cannabis Regulations.
The City of Sonoma currently allows for the following operation types and numbers: 1 dispensary or retailer; 1 non-store front retail business; 1 testing laboratory; and 1 manufacturer. For more information, visit the City of Sonoma Cannabis Regulation website.
In 2017, the Town of Windsor amended the Town of Windsor Zoning Ordinance to establish standards regulating marijuana cultivation and use for nonmedical purposes and to prohibit the establishment of marijuana businesses. For more information, visit the Town of Windsor Current Special Interests Proposition 64 Marijuana Legalization website.