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525 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Ph: (415) 258-4600
Fx: (415) 459-2477
Cannabis / Marijuana Regulations
Regulation of Cannabis Businesses and Cultivation
Elise Semonian
Planning Director

Sarah Price
Assistant Planner

525 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo, CA  94960

Ph: (415) 258-4636

Monday - Thursday
8:30 am - 12:00 noon
afternoons and Fridays by appointment
Most cannabis uses are currently prohibited in San Anselmo commercial districts. California voters have legalized cannabis for both recreational use (for adults 21+) and medical use. The Town Council is seeking community input on this issue to determine if they should consider changing Town laws before the State begins issuing licenses to cannabis-related businesses in January 2018.

The Town will be considering an explicit prohibition on cannabis uses until they can be thoroughly considered and discussed with the community. The Town will also consider allowing indoor and outdoor personal cultivation to the extent it is allowed under State law.

A draft ordinance may be found here.

Upcoming Meetings - all meetings at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall unless otherwise noted
October 10, 2017     8:45 a.m. Economic Development Committee to discuss cannabis business uses and make a recommendation to the Town Council
October 10, 2017     Town Council meeting to consider introduction of ordinance
                               Agenda and staff report here.   
October 24, 2017     Town Council meeting to consider adoption of ordinance

Map of Potential Areas for Cannabis Businesses
This map indicates where cannabis businesses could locate within the Town under State requirements.

Stay Informed and Comment
Sign up here to be on a special email list to receive notification of future meetings on this topic. Please submit any comments for the Town Council to consider to 

Prior Meetings

November 2015 Town Council considered issues related to medicinal cannabis. Click here for meeting video and documents.

April 2017  Town Council received a presentation on cannabis laws and regulations. Click here for meeting video and documents.

May 9, 2017  Town Council considered a Town survey on the issue

June 13, 2017  Town Council considered the results of the community survey. Staff Report for June 13, 2017 Town Council Meeting

July 17, 2017  Planning Commission supported an ordinance that would prohibit cannabis business uses as Home Occupations. Click here for meeting video and documents.

August 8, 2017  Town Council introduced the prohibition on cannabis businesses as home occupations. Click here for meeting video and documents (see Item 9). 

September 12, 2017 Town Council adopted the ordinance to prohibit cannabis businesses as home occupations. Click here for meeting video and documents..

September 12, 2017 Town Council recommended the Planning Commission consider an ordinance to allow personal cultivation and prohibit cannabis business uses. Click here for meeting video and documents.  

October 2, 2017     Planning Commission made recommendation to Council to adopt ordinance to allow personal cultivation with regulations and prohibit cannabis business uses. The Planning Commission recommended a sunset clause for the ordinance and that the Town Council have a timeline for considering legalization of cannabis business uses. Meeting video and material may be found here