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Medical Marijuana Ordinance




Assembly Bill No. 21 deletes a provision from existing law that grants the California Department of Food and Agriculture sole licensing authority for medical marijuana cultivation in local jurisdictions that have not enacted land use regulations or ordinances regulating or prohibiting the cultivation of marijuana, commencing March 1, 2016.

Senate Bill No. 643

Assembly Bill No. 243

Assembly Bill No. 266


Opportunities for Public Input:

Placer County is looking for your input as we develop rules to regulate medical marijuana.  Please complete this survey and return it to the Placer County Agriculture Department, 11477 E Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603. Medical Marijuana Public Input Survey 

The following community meetings will provide an opportunity for the public to provide input on Placer County’s current efforts to regulate medical marijuana cultivation, processing, and distribution.

Click here for information on past public input meetings, summaries of Board of Supervisors actions regarding medical marijuana, and links to media coverage.

Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) and Community Meetings (updated 4-20-16)




Placer County Board of Supervisors Meeting to give staff direction on development of Ordinance to Regulate Medical Marijuana. 6/21/16 Time: TBD  Planning Commission Room, CDRA 3091 County Center Drive, Auburn

Although Placer County does not permit medical marijuana at this time, perspective growers can begin to educate themselves right now on a number of requirements designed to protect the environment as related to medical marijuana cultivation.

Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation FAQ’s

Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board Waste Discharge Requirements

California Department of Pesticide Regulation Guidance Regarding Pesticide Use on Marijuana

CDFA Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program

State Tax Information for Commercial Medical Marijuana Sales