Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance

2020 Amendments to Streamline Permitting for Small Farmers, Establish Personal Use Allowances for Large Parcels, and Financial Security

The Board adopted the following on October 6, 2020.

Small Cultivator Ordinance 2652

Personal Use Ordinance 2653

Financial Security Ordinance 2655 Part1

Financial Security Ordinance 2654 Part 2

2021 Industrial Hemp Ordinance

Draft Industrial Hemp Ordinance

Hemp Moratorium Staff Report 1/7/2021

Phase I / II - Indoor / Outdoor Personal Use Cultivation

Ord No. 2523 - Indoor/Outdoor Personal Use Cultivation

Phase II Outdoor Cultivation - Summary Chart

Phase III - Dispensaries

Ord. No. 2554 Adopted by Board of Supervisors July 19, 2016 (PDF)

Phase IV - Commercial Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance (CMMLUO)

Adopted by the Board of Supervisors on September 13, 2016 - often referred to as “Ordinance 1.0”

Please visit this page for Commercial Medical Marijuana Permitting information.

Ord No. 2559 - Adopted by Board of Supervisors September 13, 2016 (PDF)
Ord No. 2559 with comparison language with Ord No. 2544 (PDF)

Resolution No. 16-14 - CMMLUO (PDF)
NOTE: Includes General Plan findings, substitute mitigation measures, and monitoring plan.

Final Mitigated Negative Declaration - CMMLUO (PDF)

Notice of Determination - CMMLUO (PDF)

Ord. No. 2583 - Adopted by Board of Supervisors October 17, 2017 (PDF) 

Resolution No. 17-84 - CMMLUO (PDF)

Commercial Cannabis Land Use Ordinance (CCLUO) [NEW]

Adopted by the Board of Supervisors on May 8, 2018 - often referred to as “Ordinance 2.0”

Ord. No. 2598 – CCLUO [coastal zone] certified copy (PDF)
not yet effective, Certification by Coastal Commission pending

Ord. No. 2599 – CCLUO [inland] certified copy (PDF)
becomes effective on June 8th, 2018

Ord. No. 2600 – 45-day moratorium in areas of Yurok Traditional Tribal Cultural Affiliation (PDF)
applicable outside of the Coastal Zone, expires June 23rd, 2018

Resolution 18-43 Countywide Permit Cap (PDF)
watershed-specific caps on total permits and acreage of cultivation which may be authorized

Resolution 18-40 Certifying Final EIR (PDF)
includes Findings, Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, Statement of Overriding Considerations

Notice of Exemption – CCLUO [coastal zone] (PDF)
for Ord. No. 2598, filed May 8th, 2018

Notice of Determination – CCLUO [inland] (PDF)
for Ord. No 2599, filed May 8th, 2018

Ord. No. 2638 -- Repeal and Replace Existing Personal Use Ordinance #2523, Coastal Zone Only (PDF)
not yet effective, Certification by Coastal Commission pending

Ord. 2639 -- Repeal and Replace Existing Cannabis Dispensaries Ordinance #2554, Coastal Zone Only (PDF)
not yet effective, Certification by Coastal Commission pending 

Interim Ordinances

Ord. No. 2583 - Coastal Zone Commercial Cannabis Prohibition – Adopted October 17, 2017 (PDF)

Notice of Exemption - Ord. No. 2583 (PDF)

Ord. No. 2586 - Extending Duration of Ord. No. 2583 for a total of 2 years – Adopted November 14, 2017 (PDF)

Ord. No. 2588 - Interim Adult Use Amendments & Interim Permitting – Adopted November 14, 2017 (PDF)

Notice of Determination - Ord. No. 2588 (PDF)