On November 14, 2017 the Board of Supervisors of Ventura County approved proposed ordinance amendments to the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance and Coastal Zoning Ordinance, expressly prohibiting commercial cannabis activities as defined in Business and Professions Code section 26001(k), except for deliveries from a licensed facility. This prohibition does not apply to commercial cannabis activities for which State law preempts local regulation. Documents included for the Board hearing can be viewed here.
While Ventura County currently prohibits commercial cannabis activities, a voter initiative on the November 3, 2020 ballot , if passed, could open the path for limited indoor commercial production of marijuana in Ventura County.
Please note that the Ventura County cannabis ordinances and regulations described on this page only affect the cannabis businesses seeking to domicile or already domiciled within the unincorporated areas of the County of Ventura.
Cities within any California County, which are incorporated entities themselves, often have separate regulations, permitting applications, as well as permit limits.
Municipalities in Ventura County that permit cannabis operations in some capacity:
Municipalities in Ventura County that prohibit cannabis operations:
On November 8, 2016, a majority – 55.6% – of voters in Ventura County voted in favor of legalizing commercial cannabis in California under Prop 64: The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA):
a. Any commercial cannabis activity as defined in Business and Professions Code section 26001(k), except for deliveries from a licensed facility. This prohibition does not apply to commercial cannabis activities for which State law preempts local regulation.
(Ord. No. 4485, 1-26-2016; Ord. No. 4514, 11-14-2017)