Medical Cannabis Facilities
The City Council adopted the Medical Cannabis Facilities (MFC) Ordinance No. 1352-17 (CM) on May 9, 2017, which went into effect on June 20, 2017, and is codified as Chapter 14-53 of the Watsonville Municipal Code (WMC).
- To access the Medical Cannabis Facilities Ordinance, please click here
Medical Cannabis Manufacturing
The MCF Ordinance allows the establishment of up to nine (9) medical cannabis manufacturing facilities in Watsonville. The application period began June 10, 2017 and ended August 11, 2017. No new applications are being accepted at this time.
Medical Cannabis Cultivation
In 2016, the Watsonville City Council adopted Ordinance No. 1326-16 (CM) to regulate the establishment of medical cannabis cultivation facilities. The maximum number of six (6) permits have been approved, and no applications for new cultivation facilities are being accepted at this time.
Potentially Eligible Sites
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here.
California Cannabis Portal
California Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation
California Department of Health | Division of Food, Drug, and Cannabis Safety
California Department of Food and Agriculture | Cannabis Cultivation Licensing Regulations
California Board of Equalization | Tax Guide for Medical Cannabis Businesses