The City allows cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, testing laboratories, retail storefront (dispensary), and retail non-storefront (delivery) business types. Microbusinesses are also allowed.
The following locations are currently permitted by the City of Stockton:
There is no limit on the number of permits for Non-Storefront Retail (Delivery), Cultivation, Distribution, Volatile and Non-Volatile Manufacturer, and Testing Lab businesses. Interested parties may apply anytime.
All applicants are required to meet Land-Use requirements for the property. Applicants must have a Business License for the business itself, an Operator Permit for the business operator, Owner and Employee Permits, a Business License Certificate, and a State-issued license.
The City administers an annual lottery allowing applicants an opportunity to apply for Retail Storefront (Dispensary) and Microbusiness cannabis business use permits.
For more information regarding the types of permits and requirements, including the annual lottery, see the cannabis business permits webpage.
State law limits growing cannabis for personal use to six (6) plants, and plants must be grown indoors.
Is there illegal cannabis cultivation or retail store in your neighborhood? Report illegal grow, illegal retail stores, or other illegal commercial cannabis activities to the Stockton Police Department, Special Investigations Unit at Ask Stockton.
To report odors from a cannabis operation, file a complaint online using Ask Stockton or contact the Stockton Police Department Neighborhood Services Section (Code Enforcement).
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 4/12/2023