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County Laws

Mendocino County follows California state regulations for marijuana use. Additional local restrictions and/or requirements in Mendocino County are related to business of cultivating, manufacturing, testing, and distributing cannabis.


Adults can buy from a licensed dispensary

For adult-use marijuana, adults over the age of 21 can buy from licensed dispensaries.

For medical marijuana, adults over the age of 18 with a valid Mendocino County medical marijuana card can buy from licensed dispensaries.


Public property is off limits

Mendocino County follows California state laws with regard to marijuana use: adults over the age of 21 are allowed to use adult-use marijuana on private property if allowed by property owners. Using marijuana in any form (smoking, eating or vaping) isn’t allowed in public places.


Who can grow?

To grow marijuana in Mendocino County, you must have appropriate cultivation permits. Visit the Mendocino County website for more information:

 

Who can sell?

To apply for a marijuana processing, manufacturing, testing laboratory, retailer, distribution or micro-business business license in Mendocino County, visit the county website.