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Cannabis Cultivation

For the most recent activity scheduled for the Board of Supervisors consideration please refer to Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance (MCCR) Information on the Planning and Building Services website.  Additional information on cannabis-related activities can be found on the Mendocino County Board of Supervisor's web page at the following link: http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/bos/mendoreg.htm

Cannabis Application Workshops

The Department of Agriculture is hosting joint workshop with other agencies to assist cultivators in the application process.  Please call our office or email mendoreg@co.mendocino.ca.us to register. Click here for the flyer.

Third Party Inspector Information

Third Party Inspector applications and requirements have been finalized and are now available below.  If you are interested in becoming a third party inspector you must submit a completed application including all supplemental materials and fees to the Department of Agriculture.  Supplemental materials are outlined in the Cover letter below.  You will be contacted for an interview with the Ag. Commissioner after review of your applications materials. 

Third Party Inspector Cover letter
Third Party Inspector Application

Third Party Inspector Application - Fillable

Ordinance Drafts

DRAFT Cannabis Cultivation ordinance (10A.17) - Updated
DRAFT zoning ordinance (20.242)-cannabis cultivation - Updated

Please note: As referenced in Ordinance 4356 (below referenced "Urgency Ordinance," section 9.31.110 paragraph E Item 18); all scales used for determining value of a product (e.g. price per pound) must be type approved. To see if your scale is type approved, please click here

On June 20, 2016, the Division of Measurement Standards (DMS) released an informational brochure on medical cannabis.  It is intended to provide guidance to cannabis dispensaries, cultivators, distributors, transporters, and product manufacturers in the areas of scale selection, scale registration and testing, service agencies, packaging and labeling inspections, and weighmasters.  Click here to view the brochure.  Click here to go to the DMS webpage.

Click the links below for more information:
Pesticide Use on Cannabis
Legal Pest Management Practices for Cannabis in California
Examples of scales for use with cannabis
Watershed Best Management Practices (MCRCD)
Cannabis Activity Registration Frequently Asked Questions
CDFA Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program
Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation
Urgency Ordinance (Ordinance 4356)

If you have questions, please use the following e-mail address:


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