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  • 7 Sep 2023 6:00 AM | Lauren Mendelsohn (Administrator)

    SCCA has signed onto a letter with a number of other stakeholders representing equity operators regarding California Senate Bill 51. You can read the letter below.

    9-6-23 V3 Equity Org Letter to Revoke SB 51 Amendments FV .pdf

  • 25 May 2023 5:31 AM | Lauren Mendelsohn (Administrator)

    The City of Santa Rosa is conducting an assessment survey regarding the scope of its forthcoming cannabis equity program. You can access the survey here.

    More information about Santa Rosa's cannabis equity program can be found here: https://www.srcity.org/3839/Cannabis-Equity-Grant-Program 

  • 1 May 2023 5:35 AM | Lauren Mendelsohn (Administrator)

    We have a limited amount of vintage SCGA sweatshirts and t-shirts for sale! Prices are listed below. You can pay online with Venmo or PayPal, or pay cash at our next event. We will arrange getting the item(s) to you.

    T-shirts (green, unisex): $20

    T-shirts (black w/ color, M or W): $25

    Sweatshirts (gray): $40

  • 9 Nov 2022 12:23 AM | Lauren Mendelsohn (Administrator)

    Sonoma County is in the middle of a multi-year process to revamp its commercial cannabis regulations, including preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). You can learn more about this process and how you can participate here: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/administrative-support-and-fiscal-services/county-administrators-office/projects/cannabis-program/cannabis-program-update-and-eir 

  • 30 Oct 2022 12:15 AM | Lauren Mendelsohn (Administrator)

    The annual crop report and cannabis/hemp addendum can be found here:


    Our board member Lauren Mendelsohn did the math to show that, based on the information in the report, cannabis is the most valuable thing produced on Sonoma County farms on a per-acre basis and was one of the most valuable crops countywide overall. You can see that analysis here:


  • 5 Sep 2021 8:00 AM | Deleted user

    Sonoma County’s countywide cannabis visioning survey closes tomorrow (Monday, September 6, 2021). Members and supporters of the local cannabis industry are encouraged to submit their responses so our concerns can be heard by the Board of Supervisors as they work to revise the county’s cannabis program. This is especially important considering how there has been talk of a potential moratorium on new applications.

    Link for survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cannabisvisioningsurvey

    More information: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Cannabis-Program/

    Submit feedback about the survey to: mailto:cannabis@sonoma-county.org

    Want to get involved with SCGA’s efforts to improve cannabis policies in Sonoma County? Email us at info@scgalliance.com to learn more about our campaigns, committees, and leadership opportunities.

  • 17 Feb 2021 3:46 PM | Deleted user

    The following documents related to Sonoma County’s proposed cannabis ordinance updates are now available for review, with comments due at 12pm PST on March 18:

    These documents replace the preliminary documents the county had posted previously.

    Link to documents on California Environmental Quality Act website

    Link to Frequently Asked Questions – 2021 Ordinance Update

    Comments should be addressed to the Planning Commission c/o McCall Miller, Department Analyst, Cannabis Program, County Administrator’s Office, and submitted electronically to Cannabis@sonoma-county.org; or by mail to 575 Administration Drive, Suite 104A, Santa Rosa, California 95403.

    A public hearing before the Planning Commission has been tentatively set for March 18.  The county is holding virtual town halls about the proposed ordinance updates on March 8 (2pm & 5pm) and March 12 (9am & 12pm).

    For more information, visit the county’s cannabis program website.

  • 12 Feb 2021 3:48 PM | Deleted user

    [NOTE: Updated materials have been posted on the county’s cannabis program website. Please refer to those documents instead of the ones in this post when reading and commenting on the proposed ordinance changes.]

    On January 31, 2021, Sonoma County released preliminary draft language for a new cannabis cultivation ordinance, along with a draft of the associated subsequent Mitigated Negative Declaration. Both documents can be accessed on the county’s cannabis program website. Our preliminary reading shows that this language would be an addition to the existing cultivation permit process that could provide a pathway for those in some zoning classifications (DA, LIA, LEA & RRD with a minimum parcel size of 10 acres) to a local permit through the Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures (the “Ag Department”). Some of the draft ordinance includes positive changes, such as the ability to obtain a county permit in a shorter time through a ministerial process at the Ag Department in contrast to a longer and more costly discretionary process at PRMD; however, there remain many questions about implementation, grandfathering in of current applicants and penalty relief operators, water and road regulations, how a ministerial permit from the Ag Department will allow operators to satisfy CEQA compliance for an annual state license, and the long-term viability of the cannabis industry in Sonoma County. Staff is still accepting suggestions, and changes may still be made to this preliminary draft; you can submit comments to Cannabis@sonoma-county.org with “Preliminary Draft Comments” in the subject line.

    Check out this blog post from our friends at the Law Offices of Omar Figueroa for more details about what’s included (and not included) in the draft language.

    In addition to our regular Member call on Wednesday February 24 from 9:00am-10:00am, we have also set aside Wednesday, February 17 from 9:00am-10:00am for review and discussion.  Please contact us for the Zoom access information; all are welcome to this work session!!  

    You can  also let us know how you feel about the draft by emailing info@scgalliance.com with your feedback.

  • 6 Jan 2021 3:49 PM | Deleted user

    The SCGA Board of Directors sent the following letter to county officials in response to further delay in releasing the draft amendments to the Sonoma County Commercial Cannabis Land Use Ordinance.


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