Commercial Cannabis in Unincorporated Areas
California voters legalized recreational use of marijuana on Nov. 8 by approving Prop. 64, called the Adult Use of Marijuana Act . Under Prop. 64 each county and city in California may place “reasonable” restrictions on marijuana cultivation for personal use but may not completely ban cultivation of up to six plants.
In addition, Riverside County ordinance No. 348 established the permitting process and regulations for commercial cannabis operations in unincorporated areas of Riverside County. If you are located within the limits of a city, contact that city to find more information about that city's regulations.
The County of Riverside Planning Department is now accepting conditional use permit (CUP) applications for all commercial cannabis activities, including cultivation, retail and microbusinesses.
Visit the Riverside County Planning Department's cannabis webpage for more information.