The City Council listed development of a comprehensive cannabis policy as one of the top 5 goals in the last goal setting process. The City has developed the policy and program over the past year using the City Council Medical Cannabis Policy Subcommittee. The policy is multi-faceted in addressing all aspects of the industry and provides guidance to those looking to do business in Santa Rosa.
On December 19, 2017, the City Council unanimously adopted the City’s Comprehensive Cannabis Ordinance. The regulations address the locational and operational requirements for personal cannabis cultivation and commercial cannabis businesses, identifying the permit compliance path for both medical and adult use activities.
The ordinance goes into effect on January 19, 2018.