Sonoma’s Draft Cultivation Rules Applauded by Cannabis Growers

Sonoma County cannabis growers are looking forward to a much simpler permitting process that would eliminate the need for public hearings before approval.

As Sonoma West reports, the county’s 30-page draft Commercial Cannabis Cultivation ordinance has been well received by growers. It would place the permitting process under the purview of the county’s Agricultural Commissioner’s office.

Approval of the new ministerial permits “involve little time or no personal judgment and are issued by authorized staff,” said McCall Miller with the county administrator’s office (Sonoma West). The permits must be renewed every five years and will be inspected annually by Ag officials. Cultivation taxes will remain unchanged.

Read more about the draft rules here.