Monterey County Green Zone Map

Monterey County has been a hot market for medical cannabis businesses, especially cultivation, and is well underway with a medical licensing program.  

The County has released a web app that shows authorized zoning for medical cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, dispensaries, and testing.  

 The County's medical cannabis licensing program, passed last year, allows commercial cultivation only in pre-existing greenhouses.  

To obtain a permit in unincorporated Monterey County (outside of any city limits) is a three stage process involving a preliminary application, a full land use application, and then a business permit application.  Additional information can be found on the County's website