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Update to Marijuana Cultivation Regulations
Accessory Cultivation

Accessory Cultivation is cultivation of marijuana for personal, recreational, or medical use which should be incidental to residential, commercial, or industrial uses.  Accessory cultivation is allowed in all zone districts through an administrative process as a use with criteria. New regulations include:

  • a twelve plant limit
  • residence at the site of cultivation in residential areas
  • cultivation shall be accessory to the principal use on the property which can be residential, commercial or industrial
  • cultivation must be in a locked and enclosed area
  • odors from cultivation shall be imperceptible at any point of any boundary line of the property

Private Cultivation:

Private cultivation is the cultivation of marijuana for personal, recreational, or medical uses consistent with provisions in the state constitution. Private cultivation is allowed in all zone districts and processed administratively as a use with criteria except in CC, CS, and I zone districts where the use is allowed as a conditional use requiring approval through a public hearing process.  New regulations include:

  • No limit on plant numbers
  • Impacts shall be minimized
  • Odors from cultivation shall be imperceptible at any point of any boundary line of the property
  • The applicant shall submit a plan for controlling odor
  • The site shall be inspected by the Fire Marshal
  • Cultivation shall be in an enclosed locked area
  • Cultivation in the RR, MH, MF, G-1, G-2, CO, CY, and CN zone districts shall be limited to single family and duplex structures.


Medical marijuana primary caregiver cultivation:

Medical marijuana primary caregiver cultivation is the cultivation or distribution of medical marijuana to patients by a primary caregiver. There are current regulations for this practice in the City, but regulations were changed with the recent amendment to the CDC.  In addition to current regulations, primary caregiver cultivation:

  • is no longer allowed as a home occupation
  • may now be located in all zone districts as a use with criteria
  • shall minimize adverse impacts to adjacent property owners
  • Odors from cultivation shall be imperceptible at any point of any boundary line of the property
  • may only operate in single-family or duplex structures in the RR, MH, MF, G-1, G-2, CO, CY, and CN zone districts
  • shall maintain the principle use on the site which can be residential, commercial or industrial
  • shall restrict cultivation to an enclosed, locked area
  • shall submit a plan for controlling odors created by the use
  • shall receive an inspection from the Fire Marshal

To request approval for an existing or proposed cultivation use, please contact the Planning Department.

For more information, please contact the City’s Planning or Legal departments.