Welcome to the City of Mt. Shasta Cannabis page. The City on October 23, 2017 approved regulations for the Cannabis industry in the City Limits. The approved regulations are separated into three parts: zoning, retail licenses, and industry licenses. The City does allows for personal growing with some requirements. Cannabis use in public space and on Federal land is prohibited.
Cannabis usage in California is legal for individuals over 21 years of age with some regulations. The California Department of Public Health has created the “Let’s Talk Cannabis” Initiative to identify information about legal, safe and responsible use, and health information for youth, pregnant and breastfeeding women, parents and mentors, and health care providers.
The CDPH is committed to providing the public with the facts that are needed to make safe and informed choices. For more information on “Let’s Talk Cannabis” and the CDPH visit The Let’s Talk webpage.
Personal Gardens in the City
The City of Mt. Shasta allows residents in specific areas to grow personal gardens on their property. Gardens can be exposed in the yard or be covered in a greenhouse or temporary structure. Please check the above zoning regulations for allowed areas. A personal garden is no more than six plants grown at a time for personal use, regardless of an individual’s medical status. Residents who wish to grow their personal gardens are required to acquire a Personal Garden Tag.
How to reduce odor
Cannabis can have a pleasant or displeasing smell depending upon the time of year, maturity of the plant, and the individual experiencing the scent. The City aims to alleviate any problematic scent of personal gardens through conditions on permits and suggestions for first-time gardeners.
City Industry Regulations and Applications
The City of Mt. Shasta allows for limited industry and retail operations in the City Limits. These operations are allowed in commercial and industrial zones throughout the City with restricted areas around schools, daycares, and youth centers.