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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 process for Commercial Cannabis Business Activities is open to eligible registrant only beginning January 18, 2018 through March 1, 2018. The County is not accepting any new registrants. Eligible registrants submitted an interest application in October 2017.

All eligible registrants are strongly encouraged to attend the Informational Workshop on January 24, 2018, 3-5 p.m., 1010 10th Street, Board Chambers, located in the basement.

Applications will be accepted by appointment only on February 27, 28, and March 1st.

Appointment Scheduling

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