Welcome to the medicinal cannabis portal
This webpage describes Measure BB/the City's medicinal cannabis retail program only. For information on the City's commercial cannabis ordinance for adult-use retailers, and adult-use/medicinal cultivation, distribution, manufacturing, and testing, please visit www.santa-ana.org/commercial-cannabis/.
About Measure BB
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.
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 CApotcheck.com.
For additional information on California Proposition 64, questions and answers (Q&A) regarding Proposition 64, and the annual certified audit, please refer to the below:
Feb. 5, 2015, Independent Selection Process (Lottery) results, updated February 2019:
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 2022 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 Cannabis@santa-ana.org 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: CannabisCollectives@Santa-Ana.org. 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 email@example.com.
For adult-use ("recreational") cannabis information and inquiries, please visit: santa-ana.org/commercial-cannabis.
- Frequently asked questions
- Ordinance language - November 2018 (medicinal cannabis revisions)
- Ordinance banning cultivation and delivery
- Registration application packet
- Registration application information session presentation
- Commercial cannabis eligible areas maps
- Medical marijuana implementation memorandum - November 13, 2014
Regulatory safety permit documents
- 2018 Employee Application Renewal
- 2018 Regulatory Safety Permit (RSP) Renewal Checklist
- 2018 Regulatory Safety Permit (RSP) Renewal Application
- MMC Application Checklist
- MMC Regulatory Safety Permit Application
- MMC Acknowledgement Operating Standards
- MMC Individual Employee Volunteer Application
- Regulatory Safety Permit (RSP) frequently asked questions
- FAQ Addendum (Annual Certified Audit)
- Information Required for Mechanical Plan Check
- Property Owner Disclosure Form