Commercial Cannabis Resources
CultivationOn March 15, 2016, the Santa Rosa City Council adopted an interim ordinance to allow Commercial Cultivation of Medical Cannabis. The ordinance can be found in Chapter 20-46 of the City Code. Per the ordinance cultivation may be allowed, subject to a Minor or Major Conditional Use Permit (depending on size) in specific zoning districts.
* NEW ACTION * Outdoor Commercial CultivationPer Council action on May 23, 2017, an urgency ordinance was passed to place a moratorium (prohibition) on outdoor commercial cultivation of medical and adult recreational (non-medical) cannabis.
* NEW ACTION * Limited Light Industrial (-LIL) Combining DistrictPer Council Policy Subcommittee direction on May 25, 2017, staff is preparing an urgency ordinance for Council consideration which will remove the -LIL Combining District from the list of eligible districts for medical cannabis commercial cultivation.
On June 13, 2017, the City Council adopted an urgency ordinance to impose a temporary moratorium on the eligibility of the Limited Light Industrial (-LIL) Combining District for medical cannabis commercial cultivation. On July 11, 2017, the Council will consider adopting a subsequent ordinance to extend the temporary moratorium for up to an additional 10 months and 15 days allowing time to complete the comprehensive cannabis policy process.