Cannabis Information

Cannabis Information

Cannabis Commercial Uses

The City of Woodland currently allows for consideration of commercial cannabis uses for manufacturing, testing, and distribution.

On December 5, 2017, the City Council approved Ordinance 1629 to add Article 21.6 (now Section 17.110) of Chapter 25 (now Chapter 17) to the Municipal Code related to Zoning of Commercial Cannabis and Ordinance 1630 to add Chapter 13A (now Chapter 5.28) to the Municipal Code related to Commercial Cannabis Business Permits and Regulations. The regulations allow for consideration of up to six (6) conditional use permits for cannabis uses which may be located in the Industrial or Industrial/Light Industrial Flex Overlay zones (General Plan).

City Commercial Cannabis Ordinance Update (2021)

The City of Woodland is currently in the process of considering proposed amendments to the Cannabis Land Use and Regulatory Ordinances to consider commercial cannabis storefront retail (dispensary) uses.  The City will consider whether to allow retail uses and if so, where they may be located, how many permits may be considered, and what evaluation criteria may be used to evaluate a proposed business.   

Please check back on the website for information regarding the ordinance update process and meeting information.  

Please see here for upcoming Planning Commission and City Council meeting dates and agendas regarding this item.

Cannabis General Information

The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) today officially launched its online licensing system and is now accepting applications for commercial cannabis licenses for retailers, distributors, micro businesses, testing laboratories, and cannabis events.

Cannabis Personal Use

In 1996, the State of California became the first state in the nation to legalize medical cannabis when voters passed Prop 215 or The Compassionate Use Act.

Contact Information

The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) became effective on November 9, 2016. The AUMA legalizes personal consumption, personal cultivation, and the commercial cannabis industry.


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