For jurisdictions across California, crafting legislation on a topic as dynamic as cannabis is a significant challenge. This is no different for the County of San Luis Obispo. This page has all the information you will need to understand cannabis in SLO County, from rules related to personal use and cultivation to information about business readiness and legislation.
For general information: Assistant County Administrative Officer Guy Savage, (805) 781-5011
For land-use information: County Planner Brandi Cummings, (805) 781-5600
For business licensing: Principal Financial Analyst Justin Cooley, (805) 781-5040
For agriculture resources, pest management, pesticide use information and weights & measures: Deputy Agricultural Commissioner Marc Lea, (805) 781-5910
Planning Commission Public Hearing Draft: September 14, 2017
On Sept. 14, 2017, the County Planning Commission continued a hearing to consider a request by the County of San Luis Obispo for the following amendments in order to establish cannabis activities, which includes cannabis cultivation, cannabis nurseries, cannabis manufacturing, cannabis testing facilities, cannabis distribution, and cannabis dispensaries. This affects the unincorporated areas of the county. They discussed and decided on recommendations to the inland ordinance and the coastal zone ordinance of the County Code.
Aug. 22: Board of Supervisors Extends Urgency Ordinance
At a public hearing on Aug. 22, 2017, the County Board of Supervisors extended the cannabis interim zoning and urgency ordinance until Sept. 19, 2018. The interim zoning / urgency ordinance would become null and void when the permanent amendments become effective. It’s anticipated that the interim zoning / urgency ordinance will remain in effect longer in the coastal portions of the County than the inland portions of the County due to the Coastal Commission process of certifying the coastal amendments.
Read the ordinance
Read the staff report
Video: August 10th Planning Commission Hearing
The County Planning Commission held a hearing related to the proposed public hearing draft ordinance for cannabis activities.
Watch the video clip of that meeting.
Video: July 27th Planning Commission Study Session
On July 27th, the County Planning Commission held an informational study session related to cannabis regulations.
Watch the videp clip of that discussion.
Video: July 25th Board of Supervisors Meeting
On July 25, 2017, the Board of Supervisors received a report and provided direction related to the development of a fee and/or tax structure for cannabis cultivation and sales within the unincorporated area of the County.
Watch the video clip of that discussion.
Video: June 20th Board of Supervisors Meeting
On June 20, 2017, the Board of Supervisors received an update on cannabis land use regulations in the unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County and provided staff with direction on how to proceed.
Watch the video of that discussion.