Sonoma commercial cannabis moratorium extended…

Sonoma Index-Tribune: Jason Walsh

The City of Sonoma’s “clip” on commercial cannabis activity will hold firm for the foreseeable future, as the City Council on Monday extended its moratorium on pot sales for another six months.

The council voted 4-1 at its Oct. 22 meeting to place its third extension of an urgency ordinance banning marijuana sales, with an exception for medical cannabis delivery service from licensed businesses based outside the city limits. The current moratorium was set to expire Nov. 5. Read More …

Sonoma County supervisors OK recreational cannabis sales but limit pot growing

Sonoma Index-Tribune: Julie Johnson

Sonoma County supervisors Tuesday voted to allow recreational sales to begin at marijuana dispensaries as early as mid-November and limited most pot-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. Read More …

Sonoma Residents May Now Grow 3 Cannabis Plants Outdoors

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Wrote and sent this to city council and planning commission this evening:

To: Sonoma City Council, Sonoma Planning Commission and staff:

The Sonoma Valley Cannabis Group (SCVG) would like to extend its appreciation and thanks to the majorities of the city council and planning commission for supporting the outdoor cultivation of cannabis. This ordinance will provide a sensible option for medical cannabis patients who cannot afford the high costs of indoor cultivation, as well as help mitigate fire risk. Though some issues remain around this regulation, we feel they can be addressed in the coming months.

We would also like to remind that the issue of a local dispensary with delivery service remains at the forefront for many residents of Sonoma and its local environs. The Sonoma Valley Cannabis Group looks forward to the planning commission and city council moving forward on this subject in a timely manner.

On behalf of our 250 members and the greater Sonoma community, SVCG appreciates your sincere approach and good faith efforts and, as always, stands ready to assist and answer any questions you may have.


Gil Latimer
Sonoma Valley Cannabis Group