County of Sonoma: Dirt to Dispensary Workshop series every Wednesday

County of Sonoma: Medical Cannabis Land Use Ordinance

Dirt to Dispensary Workshop Series

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Sonoma County Cannabis Program Overview
Wednesday, May 3, 3pm-5pm
This kick-off workshop provided an overview of the Workshop Program, including the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance, Cannabis Health Ordinance, and Cannabis Business Tax Ordinance. The attached presentation includes considerations for cannabis businesses such as zoning, separation criteria, and operator criteria as well walk attendees through the permit process. The workshop will also include an introduction to business planning basics.

Workshop #1 Overview Presentation

Outdoor Cultivators:

There are three different types of outdoor cultivation that Agriculture, Weights & Measures will be issuing zoning permits for:

  1. Cottage Outdoor (25 Plants)
  2. Specialty (5,000 square feet or 50 plants)
  3. Small Outdoor (5,001 to 10,000 sq. ft.)

Fill out your pre-application project description and checklist today!

 

Cultivation Permits 101

Wednesday, May 10, 3pm-5pm

This workshop is geared toward cultivators (indoor, outdoor, and mixed-light) and nurseries and will include an overview of cultivation and nursery permit requirements, site planning (setbacks, maps, building, etc.) biotic assessments, riparian corridor requirements, tree removal, and inspections.

Workshop #2 Overview Presentation

 

Ordinance Standards and BMP Compliance for Cultivation

Wednesday, May 17, 3pm-5pm

Glaser Center

547 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

This workshop is for cultivators and focuses on complying with operating standards and best management practices (BMP), waste management, pesticide use, nutrient management, and erosion and sediment control.

 

 

Water and Wastewater

Wednesday, May 24, 3pm-5pm

Glaser Center

547 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
This workshop is primarily for cultivators and will discuss waste discharge requirements, runoff and storm water control, water supply and management, groundwater monitoring and well metering, and North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board’s waste discharge permit.

 

Cultivation Infrastructure

Wednesday, May 31st, 3pm – 5pm
Glaser Center
547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

This workshop is geared toward cultivators, nurseries, any operators doing new construction, and operators on parcels that are not hooked up to municipal services. Staff will discuss main, support, and ancillary structure uses and permitting, security and seclusion (screening, fending and access), grading, and well and septic requirements and permitting.

Manufacturing

Wednesday, June 7th, 3pm – 5pm
Glaser Center

547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
This workshop is for manufacturers and will including a discussion of zoning and permitting, food safety, industrial area requirements, volatile vs. non-volatile extraction methodologies under the Ordinances, Haz-Mat (hazardous materials), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identification numbers, emergency services, and inspections.

Dispensaries

Wednesday, June 14th, 3pm – 5pm
Glaser Center

547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
This workshop is for current and prospective dispensary operators and will including a discussion of zoning and permitting, food safety, and inspections.

Taxation

Wednesday, June 21st, 3pm – 5pm
Glaser Center

547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

This workshop is for all operator types and will focus on cannabis business tax rates, how and when to file tax forms, crop loss considerations, and business property tax.