Information about Cannabis & Cannabis Tourism in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County
Prop 64 legalized the recreational use of cannabis in California in November 2016. However, the use, sale, and possession of cannabis over 0.3% THC in the United States remains illegal under federal law.
As a result of recreational legalization, the City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma do not prohibit adults from growing, using, or transporting cannabis for personal use.
From Canna-Curious to Canna-Connoisseur
The cannabis industry in Sonoma County offers visitors a bit of everything from farmers to manufacturers to retail. We understand that travelers want to get to know Sonoma County beyond just the vineyards, and Visit Santa Rosa believes it's the perfect time to highlight the growing and varied market of increasingly sophisticated and curious tastes available to discover in our beautiful destination.
If you’ve ever wanted to explore the therapeutic benefits of marijuana without the high associated with THC, then you might want to try CBD. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis. Many of our licensed dispensaries help in determining the best CBD products to meet your needs.
In addition to dispensaries tours are available from operators like The Sonoma County Experience or explore the cannabis trail. There are also businesses to business and business to consumer trade shows and events like Hall of Flowers and The Emerald Cup.
Related: Read Visit Santa Rosa's cannabis blog post: Responsibility Grows Here
In 2015, Mike Benziger’s GlenTucky Family Farm was recognized as the first Biodynamic cannabis farm in the United States by the Demeter Association.
What You Should Know When You Visit
Here is a summary of the current can and cannot’s related to cannabis in Santa Rosa:
- You must be 21 or older to have, purchase, or use recreational cannabis. This includes smoking, vaping, and eating cannabis-infused products.
- You may possess 28.5 grams of cannabis plant material (about an ounce) and 8 grams of concentrated cannabis.
- It is illegal to give or sell retail cannabis to minors.
- It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of cannabis.
- It is illegal to consume, smoke, eat, or vape cannabis in public. It is illegal to open a package containing cannabis or any cannabis products in public. This includes but is not limited to parks and sidewalks, businesses, and residential areas.
- It is illegal to consume cannabis in other locations where smoking is illegal, including bars, restaurants, buildings open to the public, places of employment, and areas within 15 feet of doors and ventilation openings.
- Even though cannabis is legal under California law, you cannot consume or possess cannabis on federal lands such as national parks, even if the park is in California.
- You can consume cannabis on private property, but property owners and landlords may ban the use and possession of cannabis on their properties.
- It is illegal to take your cannabis across state lines, even if you are traveling to another state where cannabis is legal.
- Only state-licensed establishments may sell retail cannabis products.
Santa Rosa Area Cannabis Dispensaries -