Medicinal Commercial Cannabis Portal

Revised: May 26, 2021

This webpage describes Measure BB/the City's medicinal cannabis retail program only. Please click here to information on the City's new commercial cannabis ordinance for adult-use retailers, and adult-use/medicinal cultivation, distribution, manufacturing, and testing.  

Santa Ana voters approved Measure BB - City Establishment of Medical Marijuana Collectives and Cooperatives on November 4, 2014. In an effort to make as much information available online, this web page has been created and will serve as the central location for information regarding the application and selection process. Please be sure to check back often as information will be added/updated regularly.

For information on California Proposition 64, please click here. For additional questions and answers (Q&A) regarding Proposition 64 and relevant background, please click here. Finally, for questions and answers regarding the annual certified audit, please click here.

New! - The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) has launched a statewide public service campaign, Get #weedwise, encouraging consumers to only purchase cannabis from licensed businesses. Consumers can verify the license status of a cannabis business by visiting

Feb. 5, 2015 Independent Selection Process (Lottery) Results, updated February 2019:

Registration Application List

Independent CPA Firm (WNDE, LLP)- Report and Complete list of lottery numbers by pick number


Annual Qualified Registration Application Renewal (Waitlist) - Qualified registration applicants that are on the Waitlist must notify the City of their continued interest in maintaining their status on the registration application Waitlist . Applicants must submit their renewal requests via written communication delivered to the Planning Division. Renewal requests for each year-long period must be received between January 1 and March 15 each year. There is no fee to process a renewal. Click here for a sample registration renewal letter to send by mail to the Planning Division.

May 2021 Updated Waitlist - Note: The position of a Collective on the Waitlist is dependent on both the location where the collective is proposed and its wait list number. Should additional locations become available in the future, individual Collectives will be notified directly by the City.

New Registration Applications (Medicinal Cannabis Retail Sales Only) - The City will accept new applications annually between April 1 and April 30 to be placed on the Waitlist . Required applications, checklists, and materials may be found in the "Additional Documents and Information" section on the right-hand side of this page. The City will not be holding a new lottery. As such, new applicants will be placed on the Waitlist in the order in which the applications are received.


Regulatory Safety Permit Information

The City has created a helpful set of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Regulatory Safety Permit process as well as a flowchart which identifies the major milestones in the review process. If after referring to this list you still have questions, please contact the City at for further assistance.

Questions / Interest List

For questions about the City's Medicinal or Adult-Use Cannabis Ordinances or to sign up to receive future updates, please send an e-mail to: Please include your contact information, including your name, phone number, and e-mail address in the e-mail message. To submit a request for a cannabis individual badge, please email

For adult-use ("recreational") cannabis information and inquiries, please visit: