Cannabis manufacturing means production, preparation, propagation, or compounding of manufactured cannabis products either directly or indirectly, or by extraction methods, independently by means of chemical synthesis, or by a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis, at a fixed location, including any storage, packaging, or repackaging of cannabis products in conjunction with manufacturing.
License Categories in the County of Santa Cruz include:
- Class 1: Manufacture of infused products, without engaging in any extraction activities.
- Class 2: Manufacture of cannabis products involving extraction using non-volatile solvents or no solvents. This license category may also include infusion.
- Class 3: Manufacture of cannabis products with extraction using volatile solvents. This license category may also include infusion, and extraction using non-volatile solvents or no solvents.
Cannabis manufacturing licenses may only be issued for activities undertaken in the following zone districts, consistent with the additional limitations and approvals required by this chapter and SCCC 13.10, as applicable: CA (Commercial Agriculture), A (Agriculture), RA (Residential Agricultural), TP (Timber Production), C-2 (Community Commercial), C-4 (Commercial Services), M-1 (Light Industrial), M-2 (Heavy Industrial), M-3 (Mineral Extraction Industrial), and SU (Special Use). Licenses issued on parcels in the SU zone district are further restricted as set forth in SCCC 13.10.382(C)(2).
To check the eligibility of a parcel for manufacturing operations please enter the Camino Guide.