Lake County

Regulations for Cannabis Related Commercial Activity

County Description

Lake County is a county located in the north central portion of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 64,665. The county seat is Lakeport. The county takes its name from Clear Lake, the dominant geographic feature in the county and the largest natural lake wholly within California (Lake Tahoe is partially in Nevada; Salton Sea was formed by flood).

Lake County forms the Clearlake, CA Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is directly north of the San Francisco Bay Area. Lake County is part of California’s Wine Country, which also includes Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties. It includes five American Viticultural Areas and over 35 wineries.

Political Statistics

County Board of Supervisors

State Senate

CA State Senate (District 2)
Senator Mike McGuire -DEM

State Assembly

CA State Assembly (District 4)
Assembly Member Bill Dodd -DEM

US Congress

U.S. Congress – House of Representatives- (3rd District and 5th District)
John Garamendi  – REP and Mike Thompson – REP

US Senators

U.S. Senators –State of California
Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein

City-specific Cannabis Laws

CULTIVATION

APPROVED

ARTICLE 72 SEC. 21-72 REGULATIONS FOR THE CULTIVATION OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA

It is the intent of the Board of Supervisors to prohibit the large scale cultivation of marijuana used for non-medical purposes, while regulating the cultivation of limited amounts of marijuana for medical purposes to accommodate the needs of qualified patients and/or their caregivers, in order to protect Lake County’s unique and sensitive environment, and to preserve the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of, and visitors to the County.

SUMMARY OF LAKE COUNTY MARIJUANA CULTIVATION REGULATIONS

Chapter 21, Article 72 of Lake County Code (Measure N); prepared July1, 2014

Outdoor Cultivation Limits and Environmental Standards:

Cultivation on vacant properties is prohibited. Permitted residence required. The qualifying patient or primary caregiver engaged in the cultivation must reside at the site. Greenhouses and “hoophouses” considered to be outdoor cultivation.

  • Outdoor cultivation, including cultivation within greenhouses or “hoop houses” is
    prohibited on any parcel that is located within a Community Growth Boundary (as
    designated by the Lake County General Plan), and on any parcel that is one (1) acre or smaller located outside of a Community Growth Boundary.
  • Outdoor cultivation shall not exceed 6 mature or 12 immature plants on parcels larger than 1.00 acre. ( See exception for Collective cultivation)

MANUFACTURING

BANNED

Please contact your local officials and let them know you oppose the MANUFACTURING BAN.

This information will be updated as progress continues.

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RETAIL

APPROVED

Collectives: Outdoor cultivation by medical marijuana collectives, comprised of members who are all residents of Lake County, shall not exceed 48 mature plants or 72 immature plants, provided that the cultivation is conducted on a parcel that is a minimum of 20 acres and located within the “A”, Agriculture zoning district.

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