2020 Goals

SCGA’s priority policies in 2020 are focused on these primary factors:

  • Engage with & educate the local community on regulated cannabis.
  • Host mixers, monthly educational workshops and provide resources specific for cultivators.
  • Continue to advocate for a lower barrier to entry for farmers & less restrictive ordinance.
  • Continued grassroots support for members (turning out support at hearings/events/BOS/etc).
  • Support the SRJC Cannabis Apprenticeship Program.
  • Work with the Appellations Origin Council to advocate for and develop an appellation system for cannabis in Sonoma County

SCGA Highlights 2019 


  • SCGA Board and a group of industry members worked diligently to craft improvements and changes to the Sonoma County Cannabis Ordinance.
  • Supported Sonoma County and the incorporated cities to remain aligned with current state legislation and regulations.
  • Endeavored to improved access to the regulated market for existing operators.
  • Supported the success of permitted cannabis businesses throughout Sonoma County.
  • Supported the community at hearings, with calls to action, and advocated at the county level for our industry.
  • Advocated for the practical establishment of sound rules for hemp production in the county.

Educational Accomplishments for 2019

  • Monthly Networking Mixers
  • CDFW & CA Water Board Cannabis Cultivation Permitting Workshop
  • Introductions to Securities and Raising Capital
  • Disruptive Innovation and the Cannabis Industry
  • Trademarks in the Cannabis Industry
  • Heavy Metals in Cannabis & Cannabis Products
  • Prop 65 Compliance Workshop
  • Packaging and Labeling 101
  • CCTT System Using Metrc Workshop
  • Build A Better Business: Canna Compliance Workshop
  • Member Round Table: Focus on Hemp