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Dispensaries and Deliveries


The Board of Supervisors passed County Code 7.130 for the licensing of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries in the unincorporated area of Santa Cruz County. A copy of the final legislation is available here. Fourteen dispensaries are eligible for licenses and it is not anticipated the County will seek to license additional dispensaries for either medical or recreational cannabis at this time. However, we advise you to follow information on our news page and with the Board of Supervisors to learn about potential changes to dispensary licensing.

The licensing process is underway and renewal licensing forms will be available in July.

Until such time as new regulations are approved by the Board of Supervisors, only licensed dispensaries from within the County of Santa Cruz may deliver cannabis products to clients within the County.

In addition to a local license, a State of California license must be obtained to operate a dispensary. For more information visit the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation: