Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance

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  

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)