Cannabis Licenses

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Cannabis Cultivation Regulations

Ordinance Adopting Chapter 10A.17 - Medical Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance and Chapter 20.242 - Medical Cannabis Cultivation Site, Adopted April 4, 2017.

Cannabis Business Tax – Ordinance No. 4361

Medical Cannabis Cultivation Amendment - Ordinance No. 4392, Adopted August 29, 2017

Resolution No. 17-042 - adopting the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program for the Medical Cannabis Cultivation Regulation. 


Cannabis Districts

Mendocino County amended its cannabis regulations on December 4, 2018, to establish two new types of Combining Districts: Commercial Cannabis Accommodation Combining Districts (Opt-In Districts) are areas intended to support continued operations by existing growers, and Commercial Cannabis Prohibition Combining Districts (Opt-Out Districts) are areas where commercial cannabis operations would be restricted. Below are the Combining District maps. 

 Opt-In District Maps

Opt-Out District Maps


Cannabis Facilities Business License (CFBL)

To apply for a cannabis processing, manufacturing, testing laboratory, retailer, distribution or microbusiness business license complete the Cannabis Facilities Business License application packet and submit it to the Tax Collector along with the applicable fee. 

Cannabis Facilities Business Regulations (CFBL Regulations)

On October 17, 2017, Mendocino County adopted Chapter 20.243 - Cannabis Facilities and Chapter  6.36 Cannabis Facilities Businesses (Ordinance No. 4394) to permit the other aspects of the cannabis industry (dispensing/retail, distribution, processing, testing and manufacturing).  The ordinance went into effect on November 16, 2017.  For more information on how to apply for a Cannabis Facilities Business License, please contact the Treasurer Tax Collector's Office.  For more information on zoning or building requirements, please contact the Planning and Building Services Department.

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