Adult Use Cannabis Program

Community Development Agency


On November 8, 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64, the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act, also known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA). This initiative legalizes non medical use of marijuana (cannabis) by adults 21 years and older, establishes a regulatory framework for licensing cannabis businesses, and imposes state taxes on its sales and cultivation. Local governments are empowered to ban the sale of cannabis or to restrict where cannabis businesses could be located. Approvals from the state and local government will be required in order for cannabis to be sold for adult use.

Please be advised that the County of Marin does not accept, approve, license, or authorize any commercial nonmedical cannabis business at the present time. Violators may be subject to civil penalties, fines, and arrest.