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Unincorporated Areas: For allowable uses and activities in the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County, view the Sonoma County’s Cannabis Program information.
On June 30, 2019, the City Council adopted an Ordinance amending Title 19 of the Sonoma Municipal Code relating to commercial cannabis businesses and to permit such uses in specified zoning districts in coordination with the adoption of the new Commercial Cannabis Ordinance amending Title 5 of the Sonoma Municipal Code. This ordinance became effective July 30, 2019.
Learn more about the history and Background on Cannabis Regulation in the City of Sonoma.
Commercial Cannabis Activities: On June 24, 2019, the City Council conducted a second reading and adopted an Ordinance adding Chapter 5.36 to the Sonoma Municipal Code (Ordinance 03-2019) permitting and regulating commercial cannabis businesses. This ordinance went into effect on July 24, 2019. In summary, the following types and number of cannabis business are permitted in the City with a Commercial Cannabis Business Permit (CCBP):
The City used an Request for Proposals (RFP) process for applications for 1 retail and 1 non-storefront retail Commercial Cannabis Business (“CCB”). See the Cannabis Regulation Updates and Cannabis Regulation Documents section of this page as well as the Cannabis Retail RFP page for the latest updates on the process used for Commercial Cannabis Business Permits.
Note regarding Cannabis Regulation Updates: the City Council continued the September 9 agenda item to “Award a Conditional Certificate to SOSPARC LLC, that allows for it to Make Application for and Obtain a Commercial Cannabis Business Permit to Establish a Retail Store-front Commercial Cannabis Business” until the meeting of October 5, 2020.
“If you’re a sungrown loyalist, have I got the brand for you. Straight out of Sonoma Valley, Sonoma Hills Farms grows some of the best organic flower I’ve had the pleasure of trying. While I know sungrown throws some of the heavy smokers that think the only cuts worth smoking come from indoors, rest assured that this is real-deal craft cannabis.” – Jon Cappetta, High Times.
The 2021 harvest grew 25 strains including the farm’s proprietary strains Cherry Cheesecake, Pink Jesus, Queen Louis, and Bodega Sunset. The farm also harvested it’s first-ever CCOF Certified Organic CBD rich hemp flower strains Prism, White CBG, Special Sauce, and Suver Haze, which will also be available through wholesale partners. Sonoma Hills Farm’s packaged flower is available via trusted retail partners throughout California.
Since releasing its first cannabis flower to market in 2020, Sonoma Hills Farm has been lauded as one of the top cannabis farms in California.
“2021 was an exceptional growing season at Sonoma Hills Farm that produced top notch cannabis strains,” said Aaron Keefer, VP of Cultivation and Production. “Our 2021 crop was recently certified “comparable-to-organic” through CCOF and OCal, the first of its kind on the market. This is a huge milestone for the cannabis industry, and just as important, consumers are now able to better understand the source and quality of cannabis they are purchasing. This certification further shows that cannabis is no different than vegetables. Regardless of the kind of agriculture, organic growing standards matter.”
In addition to cultivating craft cannabis, the farm’s extensive culinary garden bridges cannabis with traditional farming, showcasing how the plant can be integrated into a farm-to-table lifestyle. The farm’s 40-acres of pasture, vegetable, and flower garden is also certified organic.
“In a world where the definition of craft cannabis looks to be getting a bit blurry, the agricultural skill set that former French Laundry farm chef Aaron Keefer brings to Sonoma Hills Farm’s new cannabis effort can only be described as artisan.” – Jimi Devine, LA Weekly.
About Sonoma Hills Farm.
The farm recently reached a new milestone in the cannabis industry, and is now certified as one the first “comparable-to-organic” cannabis farms in the state, as well as in the United States, by CCOF . OCal is a new certification program through the CDFA. This is the first program of its kind in the U.S., and mirrors almost exactly those of the USDA’s National Organics Program (NOP). It’s also Sun+Earth certified , a non-profit certification for regenerative organic cannabis and hemp grown under the sun by small-scale family farmers.
“The first four retail-ready flower strains from Sonoma Hills Farm have resulted in readings between 27-32% THC potency and 30-38% cannabinoid content on their certificate of analysis’, demonstrating that when farmed right, sun-grown cannabis means superior profiles and potency,” said Joyce Cenali, COO for Sonoma Hills Farm.
Led by former French Laundry culinary gardener Aaron Keefer , Sonoma Hills Farm cultivates premium, pesticide-free craft cannabis sustainably grown outdoors. In its second season and harvest, the Sonoma Hills Farm team cultivated a variety of genetics. The strain lineup was curated both for those seeking high-THC flower, dynamic cannabinoid content, as well as offering a flavorful terpene profile for the more experienced and sophisticated flower consumer.
What People Are Saying.
“Their Orange Acai displays rich, dark green with pops of orange hairs, and twinkling trichomes. Ripe with Terpinolene, beta-caryophyllene, limonene and myrcene, this flower bursts with an electric zest, offering complex candied fruit notes. It’s a smooth, easy, mouth-watering experience.” -Tom Bowers, LEAF Nation.
Sonoma Hills Farm , a premium craft cannabis farm and culinary garden located in Sonoma County, has completed its second harvest. This year’s premium cannabis flower lineup features four proprietary strains with limited availability – Cherry Cheesecake, Pink Jesus, Queen Louis, and Bodega Sunset – as well as more than 20 classic strains, all grown under the California sun. The flower is now available to wholesale partners throughout California, and will be rolling to the shelves of California dispensaries this month via Nabis .
Sonoma Hills Farm is a cultural and educational intersection of small farm cannabis and traditional agriculture, cultivating world-class cannabis for people who are passionate about the plant, from discerning consumers to those in the high-end culinary and hospitality industries. The farm offers sun-grown premium cannabis flower to wholesale partners and California’s finest retail dispensaries, as well as selling direct-to-consumer in limited batches of pre-packaged flower.