Sonoma County 2019 Policy Goals

SCGA’s priority policies in 2019 are focused on these primary factors

  • Support Sonoma County and the incorporated cities remaining aligned with current state legislation and regulations.
  • Improve access to the regulated market for existing operators
  • Support the success of permitted cannabis businesses throughout Sonoma County

General Policy

  • Allow Adult Use integration for all license types
  • Increase land use applications across most license types


  • Improve the definition of total cultivation area.
  • Separate immature from mature plants in total canopy measurement
  • Include Type 3 Mixed Light
  • Allow personal nursery production as an inclusion of immature plant definition
  • Include Processing permit
  • Include Packaging permit
  • Add a microbusiness license type
  • Allow centralized processing on Ag Zoned properties (for operators to provide processing services to neighboring cultivators)
  • Over produced clones from cultivation  to be able to be sold to dispensaries.


  • Include Type 7 permit
  • Include Infusion (Type N) permit and Packaging & Labeling permit


  • Include a Distro-Transport permit
  • Include a Self-Distribution permit


  • Access to Adult Use
  • Onsite consumption


  • Allow non storefront delivery permits without the brick and mortar requirement.


  • Develop event permits
  • Single day retail event license for supply chain operators (cultivators, manufacturers, etc)


  • Develop pathways for safe consumption by visitors to Sonoma.