Cannabis plants
Cannabis plants

Know Before You Grow

Author: Department of Planning & Building
Date: 11/28/2017 2:01:59 PM

Do you have questions about the recently adopted regulations for cannabis activities in the unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County? Read on for more information regarding the permanent ordinances and application process.


Review the complete Cannabis Business Readiness Guide


The Board of Supervisors adopted regulations for cannabis activities in SLO County on November 27, 2017.

Are you an applicant seeking to apply for a land use permit?

If you have questions regarding the ordinance application to a specific property, and would like information from other agencies (building, Cal Fire, etc.), please schedule a pre-application meeting with a planner.

If you would like to look up specific property information from home, please use our Land Use View program.

No coastal land use applications will be accepted until the coastal zone ordinance is certified.

What activities require a land use permit?

All activities, except for personal and caregiver cultivation, require a County land use permit to operate, in addition to a County business license and a State cannabis license.

Where can you find more information on the adopted ordinances?

Where can you find more information on the application process?

What do you need to do after a land use permit is approved?

What about taxation?

Have feedback?

Give the County feedback on cannabis regulations with this brief survey by January 1, 2018. Read more about the survey on the County Administration's news page.