Sonoma Valley Cannabis GroupFor responsible health care policy
To all SVCG members and everyone on our mailing list:
Congratulations! We did it. The two cannabis ordinances were finally passed in June of 2019 on a 3-2 to vote. See our newest posts, for the latest news on the process.
This campaign was never about making it easier for “stoners to get their weed”, as many of the opposition would like to think. It was always about the patients. Always. Now, the essential services that dispensaries can provide will become readily available within our own community. Once a dispensary opens its doors, those being treated for medical problems will no longer have to make a 2+ hour round trip drive to obtain safe, legal access to medicinal cannabis. For our seniors and the disabled who may not have vehicles or are on fixed incomes, local access will make their lives less stressful and difficult. In turn, the city will benefit from new jobs, an additional source of tax revenue and be able to take pride in furthering a progressive vision that improves the quality of its residents’ lives.
Thanks to everyone in this group and on our mailing list for their support, for signing the petition, for writing the letters and contributing to the discussions.
Thanks to Ken Brown and Jewel Mathieson for their years of advocacy for patients’ access to safe, legal medical cannabis. Their goal has finally been realized.
And thanks to our City Council allies Councilwoman Rachel E Hundley, Councilwoman Amy Harrington and Mayor Logan Harvey for leaning forward on so many fronts to help define Sonoma as a city of progressive values and a pacesetter in Sonoma County.
In the meantime, the Sonoma Valley Cannabis Group will continue to keep you all informed on new regulations, application development, a cannabis tax measure and the possible ramifications of a separate dispensary ballot initiative in 2020.
Contact your local city council members from here. Tell them why a having safe, local access to a cannabis dispensary in Sonoma is important to you.
City of Sonoma
Phone: (707) 938-3681
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed: 12:00p.m. – 1:00 p.m. for lunch
City Council Contact
(707) 938-2559 (FAX)
(Email sent to above address is seen by all council members and city manager)
City Council Contact Information
|Jack Ding||Vice Mayor||707-933-6568|
|Kelso Barnett||Council Member||707-758-3805|
|Robert Felder||Council Member||707-695-4592|
More City of Sonoma Contact Info: Links and Information
- The Sonoma City Council has adopted a permanent ordinance for Personal Use of Cannabis.
- City Council normally meets at 6:00 p.m., on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Meetings are held in the Community Meeting Room at 177 First Street West, Sonoma California.