Ordinance 5272 which amends Chapter 13.10 and Chapter 16.01 regarding the Non-Retail Commercial Cannabis Program, was certified by the Coastal Commission on 7/12/18 and in effect county-wide as of 7/17/18.
To regulate cannabis businesses in the County of Santa Cruz, the County has taken the following actions:
Adopted a Dispensary ordinance, County Code 7.130 for licensing medical cannabis dispensaries. There are 12 dispensaries currently licensed. No new dispensaries are being licensed at this time. For more information click here.
On May 8th, the County Board of Supervisors adopted final ordinances to regulate non-retail commercial cannabis businesses involving cultivation, manufacture and distribution. Regulations may be reviewed HERE. The application process may be reviewed HERE