Commercial Cannabis Information


There is a temporary, two-year ban on commercial cannabis licenses in El Dorado County.

On January 23, 2018, the Board of Supervisors reviewed the ad hoc Cannabis Committee's recommendation and voted to extend to up to two years the 45-day temporary ban on commercial licenses for both medical and recreational (adult) cannabis.

On December 12, 2017, the Board of Supervisors reviewed the ad hoc Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee recommendations (for more information on the ad hoc Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee, please see the FAQ tab) on commercial licenses in El Dorado County. The ad hoc committee recommended that the Board of Supervisors pass a temporary ban on commercial cannabis licenses in El Dorado County except for the limited medical marijuana dispensaries that are open under Ordinance 4999. At this time, the medical marijuana dispensaries that are open under Ordinance 4999 will be able to operate during the temporary ban provided that they comply with Ordinance 4999. 

On December 12, 2017, the Board of Supervisors approved the recommendation of the ad hoc Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee with an urgency Ordinance temporary ban on commercial cannabis licenses in El Dorado County except for the medical marijuana dispensaries that are open under Ordinance 4999.

Click here for more details on the temporary ban: 17-1238 - Commercial Cannabis Recommendation on Temporary Ban

On December 12, 2017, the Board of Supervisors created the El Dorado County Ad Hoc Cannabis Committee. The new committee is comprised of two members of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. These committee members will be collecting information on commercial cannabis topics (e.g. dispensary rules, commercial cultivation, distribution, etc.). The purpose of the committee is to study and create ballot measures for different cannabis commercial uses tied to to taxation.

Look for information on the meetings of the Ad Hoc Committee in 2018.