Earlier this month, the Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) released its Local Jurisdiction Survey to cities and counties to obtain information about designated point of contacts, ordinances, and other pertinent information related to cannabis. As of November 29, 2017, the Bureau has received complete information, including copies of cannabis ordinances and the designated point of contact, from 43 of California’s 58 counties.
As part of Senate Bill 94 and Assembly Bill 133 – budget trailer bills that harmonize the medical cannabis and adult-use cannabis regulatory structure – local governments are required to submit their respective ordinances and designated point of contacts to the Bureau. The completion of surveys by cities and counties will assist state cannabis licensing agencies to ensure that licenses that are issued are in compliance with all local ordinances and regulations.
A tally of which counties have and have not submitted complete information can be accessed here. The Local Jurisdiction Survey can be accessed here. To access the survey, use password: cannabis2018. Questions can be directed to Ashlynn Blackshire of the Bureau at Ashlynn.Blackshire@dca.ca.gov or (916) 574-7595.