Nothing is more frustrating than sitting in meetings as you work to get up to speed on the swiftly-evolving cannabis policy happening in California — then spending hours on the Internet trying to make sense of the acronyms in your notes.

That’s why SCGA is presenting a primer: ACRONYMS RELEVANT TO CANNABIS POLICY DEVELOPMENT

 

FEDERAL:

DEA – Drug Enforcement Agency

STATE LEVEL:

MCRSA formerly MMRSA – Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act

AUMA also known as Prop 64 – Adult Use Marijuana Act

Departments:

BCR (Formally BMCR before Prop 64 was passed and the ‘M’ for Medical was removed) – Bureau of Cannabis Regulation

BOE – Board of Equalization

CAL OSHA – California Occupational Safety and Health Administration

CDFA – California Dept. of Food and Agriculture

CDFW – California Department of Fish & Wildlife

CDPH – California Department of Public Health

DPR – Department of Pesticide Regulation

EDD – Employment Development Department

FTB – Franchise Tax Board

OMCS – Office of Medical Cannabis Safety (The cannabis department for CDPH)

SWRCB – State Water Resources Control Board

COUNTY OF SONOMA –

Departments/Staff:

BOS – Board of Supervisors

CAO – County Administrative Office

NCRWQCB – North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board

PC – Planning Commission

PRMD – Permit and Resource Management Department

County of Sonoma Zoning Districts –

LIA – Land Intensive Agriculture District

LEA – Land Extensive Agriculture District

DA – Diverse Agriculture District

RRD – Resources and Rural Development

TP – Timberland Production District

AR – Agriculture and Residential District

RR – Rural Residential District

R1 – Low Density Residential District

R2 – Medium Density Residential District

R3 – High Density Residential District

PC – Planned Community District

CO – Administrative and Professional Office District

C1 – Neighborhood Commercial District

C2 – Retail Business and Service District

C3 – General Commercial District

LC – Limited Commercial District

CR – Commercial Rural District

AS – Agricultural Services District

K – Recreation and Visitor-Serving Commercial District

MP – Industrial Park District

M1 – Limited Urban Industrial District

M2 – Heavy Industrial District

M3 – Limited Rural Industrial District

PF – Public Facilities District

S – Study District

F1 – Floodway Combining District

F2 – Floodplain Combining District

AH – Affordable Housing Combining District

RE – Renewable Energy Combining Zone

LG – Local Guidelines Combining District

SR – Scenic Resources Combining District

RC – Riparian Corridor Combining Zone

BH – Biotic Habitat Combining Zone

VOH – Valley Oak Habitat Combining District

HD – Historic Combining District

G – Geologic Hazard Area Combining District

MR – Mineral Resource Combining District

Z – Second Unit Exclusion Combining District

VR – Visitor Residential Combining Zone

B – Combining Districts

X – Vacation Rental Exclusion Combining District

TS – Traffic Sensitive Combining District

 

CITY OF SANTA ROSA Zoning Districts –

Residential:

RR – Rural Residential

R-1 -Single Family Residential

R-2 Medium Density Multi-Family Residential

R-3 Multi-Family Residential

MH – Mobile Home Park

TV-R – Transit Village Residential

Industrial:

BP – Business Park

IL – Light Industrial

IG- General Industrial

Commercial:

CO – Office Commercial

CN – Neighborhood Commercial

CG – General Commercial

CV – Motor Vehicle Stales District

CD – Downtown Commercial

CSC – Community Shopping Center

TR-M – Transit Village-Mixed

 

(Special thanks to J. Strange from Beck Law for preparing this primer.)

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