Medical Cannabis

The City of Stockton recently adopted changes to the Stockton Municipal Code (SMC) following voter approval of ballot Measures P and Q in the November 8, 2016, General Election. The changes were adopted, as proposed. For information about these ballot measures, please see:


Stockton Municipal Code (SMC) Chapter 5.100 Medical Cannabis Businesses

Stockton Municipal Code (SMC) Chapter 5.98 Medical Cannabis Business License Tax


The City is currently accepting applications for Medical Cannabis Business Use Permits. 

  •  Applications meeting all of the Use Permit requirements will be considered by the Planning Commission.   
  • Qualified applicants will be referred to the Stockton Police Department to evaluate the applicant(s) qualifications for Operators Permit(s).  
  • Each applicant is responsible for reviewing details of the SMC and submitting an application compliant with all regulations.


Maps have been prepared that identify areas of the City that may meet zoning requirements for future medical cannabis dispensaries and cultivation sites.  Please note that all restrictions, as specified in the City's ordinances, will apply.


For additional information, please contact the Community Development Department Planning Division. To submit a Use Permit application in-person, please visit the Permit Center.


External Links

California Cannabis Industry Association

National Cannabis Industry Association 

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 4/11/2017