Cannabis Policy Development

The County of Lake is seeking public comment on the Draft Cannabis Ordinance. Comments may be submitted to Mireya Turner via email at or by mail to Lake County Community Development Department at 255 N Forbes Street, Lakeport, CA 95453. Please email Mireya Turner to get on the email distribution list for ongoing updates.

Please note: Staff is not able to advise on commercial permitting regulations and/or processes until the Board of Supervisors adopts the replacement ordinance.

Article 72 Replacement Ordinance

12/14/17 Update: On December 12, 2017, the Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution No. 2017-157, a Resolution of Intent to Amend Article 72. Please see the Resolution for additional information. The BOS also directed County Counsel to draft an emergency ordinance to allow for the issuance of commercial cannabis cultivation permits in 2018. The Board requested this item be brought before them at the next meeting, on December 19, 2017. It is a timed item, scheduled at 9:45 a.m.

Resolution of Intent (adopted 12/12/2017)

11/22/17 Update
: On December 12, 2017, the Board of Supervisors will discuss cannabis policy development and the timeline for future hearings and workshops. The time for the agenda item has not been confirmed yet. Further updates will be posted here and sent out to the public cannabis policy development email group list.

Staff Memorandum
Draft Ordinance, Revised 

Memo to Interested Parties
Draft Cannabis Ordinance Aug 2017
Draft Cannabis Ordinance Summary Aug 2017
Draft Exclusionary Map
Pilot Program Selection Process

Article 72 Revision Ordinance

11/9/17 Update: This ordinance was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on 10/24/17 and will go into effect on 11/16/17. The final version may be accessed below. The application forms are available below.

Application- Self-certification for Collective
Application FAQs (Updated 11/19/2017)

Article 72 as revised
Final Ordinance (Adopted 10/24/17)
Draft Ordinance (for 10/17/2017 BOS Meeting)
Article 72 Amended Draft (10/3/2017)
Article 72 Amended Draft (9/26/2017)
Article 72 Amended Draft with strikethroughs

Current Regulations

Article 72 - Regulations for the Cultivation of Medical Marijuana (Revised by Ord. No. 3068, 10/17/17)

Community Growth Boundary Maps