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District 2 land use cannabis study

On February 11, 2021, the Planning and Design Commission passed a motion to initiate a study regarding cannabis uses in North Sacramento after receiving numerous testimonies from the community expressing concerns to overconcentration. The Planning Division within the Community Development Department (CDD) has prepared the study.

What is the land use cannabis study?

The purpose of the study is to inform the discussion of overconcentration by analyzing the number, distribution, and extent of cannabis uses in District 2 and comparing those numbers with other areas of the City.

The study found 95 properties have received entitlements to establish one or more cannabis related uses in District 2 since the City began accepting applications for cannabis. Many of those properties have multiple approvals to conduct more than one cannabis operation (e.g., production: cultivation, manufacturing, production; non-storefront delivery; or storefront dispensary). The study includes several maps and charts illustrating the number and distribution of cannabis uses in District 2 and provides comparisons to other Council Districts. A copy of the District 2 Cannabis Land Use Study completed by the Community Development Department can be found by clicking here

Office of Cannabis Management Study: The Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) has recently obtained consultant services to complete a comprehensive study of the cannabis industry in the City of Sacramento. The goal of the study is to inform public policy pertaining to land use, fiscal/economics, and other regulations by understanding topics that include zoning capacity, taxation, ownership structure, and employment. The OCM study is tentatively scheduled to be complete by the end of 2021. More information on the OCM Cannabis Study can be found by clicking here.

What is the proposed ordinance?

In coordination with Councilmember Loloee of District 2, a draft ordinance has been developed that restricts all types of cannabis uses from locating in District 2 if:

1.  The cannabis use is within 1,000 feet of a residential zone; or

2.  The cannabis use is within 1,500 feet of a school (K-10), park, or place of worship.


Next steps/hearing dates

Links to the City’s agendas, staff reports, live stream, and previously recorded hearings can be found by clicking here.

  • Planning and Design Commission: June 24, 2021
  • Law and Legislation Committee: August 17, 2021
  • City Council Pass for Publication on consent:  To be Determined
  • City Council Final Hearing:  To be Determined

community outreach & frequently asked questions (faq)

A virtual community meeting with the District 2 Neighborhood Associations was held on June 16, 2021. A video recording of that meeting can be found by clicking here.

A summarized list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) can be found by clicking here.

staff contact

Questions or comments regarding the District 2 Land Use Cannabis Study and accompanying ordinance should be directed to:

Garret Norman, Associate Planner


Phone:  (916) 808-7934