The public is invited to attend one of the upcoming outreach sessions on the County of San Mateo’s draft ordinance governing cannabis cultivation and provide feedback ahead of a staff proposal coming back before the Board of Supervisors.


These meetings are an opportunity for county residents to learn more about the draft ordinance’s details, ask questions of County staff and submit comments for consideration. The draft ordinance, which would apply only in the unincorporated areas of the County, proposes allowing only mixed-light (greenhouse) cannabis cultivation and nurseries and prohibits all other commercial cannabis-related activities as well as personal outdoor cultivation.


The meetings will be held:

      Oct. 30, 2017 at 7 p.m.: 455 County Center, Room 101, Redwood City

      Nov. 9, 2017 at 7 p.m.: Ted Adcock Community Center, 535 Kelly Ave., Half Moon Bay


The Board of Supervisors in December 2017 enacted a temporary moratorium on all commercial cannabis uses in the unincorporated areas to allow time to study the issues and consider what uses, if any, are appropriate locally. The moratorium is and any subsequent ordinances governing use will be applicable only in the unincorporated areas.


The draft ordinance, copy of the temporary moratorium, related documents, and information about additional events are available online at


Frequently asked questions about Proposition 64’s implications for local businesses and licensing is available at


For more information on the meetings contact: Andrew Berthelsen at