City of American Canyon Cannabis Ordinance

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Cannabis Ordinance

The application period for commercial cannabis business permits is now open. Information and resources are listed below. Contact (707) 647-4348 with questions. 


RESOLUTION 2018-R140 Fee Resolution and Implementation Procedures

Commercial Cannabis Flowchart

Commercial Cannabis Buffer Zone Map

Commercial Cannabis Business Permit Guide

Commercial Cannabis Business Permit Application

The City hosted an informational workshop for interested applicants on January 8, 2019, materials from that meeting are listed below:

Cannabis Business Permit Workshop Presentation

Cannabis Business Permit Workshop Presentation FAQ


Proposition 64, which was approved by the voters in 2016, legalized recreational cannabis in California.   Proposition 64 allows anyone 21 years of age or older to buy, consume, and receive cannabis up to certain limits and grow up to 6 live plants inside their personal residence or in a secure backyard greenhouse. Because Proposition 64 is a State Law, American Canyon does not have any authority to prohibit these activities. 

Proposition 64 does allow local jurisdictions to decide whether to allow commercial cannabis businesses in our community.  After a nearly 2-year process with numerous public meetings and outreach, the City Council adopted a Cannabis Ordinance in September 2018. This ordinance may allow six (6) commercial cannabis business permits following compliance with stringent requirements and a public hearing in the Green Island Industrial Zoning District. These businesses may include indoor nurseries, manufacturing, testing, non-storefront retail and home delivery services. The Ordinance does not allow residents to grow cannabis outdoors at their personal residence. Retail storefront cannabis stores are also not allowed. 

On December 18, 2018, the City Council adopted implementation procedures and established an application period beginning January 15, 2019 through March 1, 2019. The application period is now extended through April 1, 2019.