Currently, the City issues conditional use permits and business operations permits for:
The first adult-use sales will be legally authorized to begin on Jan. 1, 2018, in licensed stores, subject to inspections, hearings and other criteria.
The City of Sacramento currently allows medical dispensaries, cultivation, nonvolatile manufacturing and testing in specific zones within the city, subject to a set of regulations.
To start a cannabis business in Sacramento, two permits are required: a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the property, and a Business Operating Permit for the business operation itself. Except for dispensaries, applications for these businesses can be downloaded from their specific pages on this website. Please check our policy page for City ordinances and State regulations pertaining to cannabis businesses.
In the City of Sacramento, some medicinal dispensaries may qualify to sell adult-use cannabis. On Nov. 28, 2017, the City Council voted to allow the City’s 30 medical dispensaries to sell adult-use cannabis if they succeed in obtaining a state license after Jan. 1, 2018 and the necessary City permit amendments. They also need to complete a neighborhood responsibility plan and be compliant with all state and local regulations.
To verify the status of a medical or adult-use cannabis business license located in Sacramento please call (916) 808-4773.
Yes. A Type 12 Licensed Transporter is licensed to transport medical cannabis and medical cannabis products between licensees. Transporters must submit electronic shipping manifests prior to all transport activity, and updating the traceability system at each point for supply chain integrity.
It is anticipated that the regulations will be developed by January 1, 2018.
Answer – Up to 28.5 grams (one ounce) of un-concentrated cannabis, or, up to eight grams of “concentrated cannabis,” which includes edibles and topicals.
Yes. Adult residents can grow up to six cannabis plants per person, with no more than 3 in the mature/flowering stage at any time. No more than six total plants are allowed per residence, regardless of the number of adults living there. In the City of Sacramento, there is a fine of $500, per plant, over six plants.
Home grown cannabis, no matter the form, may NOT be sold to others.
No, commercial and residential cannabis must be grown indoors or in a greenhouse.
Office of Cannabis Policy and Enforcement