To serve the citizens of Mendocino County by promoting agriculture,
fostering public confidence in the marketplace through our inspection
programs, protecting the environment and the public by regulating and mitigating pesticide use, and protecting against alien and exotic pests through eradication and preventing introduction of new pest species.
The Department of Agriculture is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 pm to 5pm. Our front counter is closed on Mondays from 3 to 5 pm for staff meetings.
Medical Cannabis Urgency Ordinance Registration Form
May 17, 2016, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors passed an
Urgency Ordinance concerning the cultivation of medical cannabis. Part
of that ordinance had a registration requirement for the cultivators of
medical cannabis. Individuals wishing to implement the exemption within
the new ordinance and cultivate between 26 and 99 plants per legal
parcel are required to contact the Mendocino County Sheriffs Office and
fill out an application to cultivate. For those individuals, that
application serves as fulfilling the registration requirement. Others
who wish to cultivate between 1 and 25 medical cannabis plants, may
register with the Mendocino County Agricultural Commissioners office.
The ordinance placed a 60 day time limit on the acceptance of
registrations, so this registration process will close on July 18,
2016. Registration in either of these ways entitles the registrant to
priority processing for future permit applications.
wishing to cultivate between 1 and 25 medical cannabis plants and to
register with the Department of Agriculture may do so by filling out the
Urgency Ordinance Registration form below.
Urgency Ordinance (Ordinance 4356)
Please note: As referenced in Ordinance 4356 (above referenced "Urgency Ordinance," section 9.31.110 paragraph E Item 18); all scales used for determining value of a product (e.g. price per pound) must be type approved. To see if your scale is type approved, please click hereOn June 20, 2016, the Division of Measurement Standards (DMS) released an informational brochure on medical cannabis. It is intended to provide guidance to cannabis dispensaries, cultivators, distributors, transporters, and product manufacturers in the areas of scale selection, scale registration and testing, service agencies, packaging and labeling inspections, and weighmasters. Click here to view the brochure. Click here to go to the DMS webpage.
Click the links below for more information:
Pesticide Use on Cannabis
Legal Pest Management Practices for Cannabis in California
Examples of scales for use with cannabis
Watershed Best Management Practices (MCRCD)
Cannabis Activity Registration Frequently Asked Questions
Draft Table of Cannabis Cultivation Permit Types and Requirements
CDFA Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program
Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation
To submit your registration form, or if you have questions, please use the following e-mail address:
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