Sonoma County, Calif., Supervisors OK Recreational Cannabis Sales But Limit Marijuana Growing

Sonoma County, Calif., Supervisors OK Recreational Cannabis Sales But Limit Marijuana Growing

Supervisors voted to allow recreational sales at dispensaries as early as mid-November and limited most farms to properties at least 10 acres or larger.

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October 18, 2018

Sonoma County supervisors Tuesday voted to allow recreational sales to begin at marijuana dispensaries as early as mid-November and limited most cannabis-growing farms to properties at least 10 acres or larger.

The size requirement eliminates more than 5,100 properties previously eligible for cannabis cultivation, county staff said.

This action and other rules for the newly regulated cannabis industry are the latest in a series of amendments to the ordinance governing marijuana cultivation, sales, production and other commercial activities outside city limits. This process began nearly two years ago to establish local regulations for a cannabis industry that previously operated either in the black market or under the state’s loosely defined medical marijuana laws.

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