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.
Notice of Open Application Period
The City of Mt. Shasta will be accepting cannabis industry license applications beginning July 17 9AM through August 2nd at 4PM. Applications are available in hard copy at City Hall, 305 N Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mt. Shasta, CA 96067 or online at https://mtshastaca.gov/cannabismtshasta/ under the Business Forms header.
The City has 1 cultivation, 1 nonvolatile manufacturing, 1 food-based manufacturing, and 3 nursery licenses available. Applications for distribution and testing facilities will also be accepted and do not include a capped amount. Applications are assessed and awarded on a first come, first served, and most complete basis. This basis means that applications must include all necessary documentation. The City highly encourages potential applicants to meet with City Staff prior to submitting applications.
No cannabis retail licenses are available at this time. The application fee is $80 per application submitted and due at the time of submission.
Please contact Juliana Lucchesi, City Planner, at email@example.com or (530) 926-7517 for more information.
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.
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.
Cannabis Tax and License Forms
The Cannabis tax and business forms are for potential and approved operating cannabis industry businesses in the City of Mt. Shasta. All forms are available in PDF version on this webpage or in hard copy format at City Hall. For more information and assistance, please contact Juliana Lucchesi at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 926-7517.