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In recent years, California voters and the state legislature have created a legal framework to regulate the cannabis industry. In response to these changes, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors is considering the development of a conservative commercial cannabis allowance strategy. The forthcoming ordinance will establish a comprehensive program to permit and regulate cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, retail and other business activities in the unincorporated areas of Stanislaus County. This ordinance will tightly regulate the cannabis industry while preserving our environmental resources, protecting the health and safety of our communities, and prioritizing fiscal responsibility for tax payers.

The answer to questions about this process will be found on our FAQ (frequently asked questions) tab on this site. Questions can also be directed via e-mail to

The Application period for Commercial Cannabis Business Activities is closed.

Non-retail (cultivation, distribution, nursery, and manufacturing) Commercial Cannabis Business permit applicants that received at least an 80% score in the initial evaluation phase (Phase 3) have been notified of their eligibility to move forward to the land use entitlement phase (Phase 5). Applicants in Phase 5 must attend a mandatory pre-application workshop prior to submitting their land use application.

The Mandatory Pre-Application Workshop will be held on July 31, 2018 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Harvest Hall, 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, Rooms A - C

Staff continue to work through the process for retail Commercial Cannabis Business applicants.

Appointment Scheduling

Jayden's Journey

In response to the numerous correspondence received from patients of Jayden's Journey, please see this memo from the County Chief Executive Office.

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