note: The current application process is closed
On July 18, 2017, the City Council adopted Ordinance 17-08, which allows commercial medical cannabis businesses to operate in the Heavy Industrial zone in the City of Hanford. The ordinance will be effective on August 18, 2017. The City Council also adopted a process for the issuance of Cannabis Permits, which was adopted in Resolution 17-43-R. The process to obtain a Cannabis Permit is a four stage process as outlined in the Cannabis Application Process document. A limited number of permits will be issued as outlined in the resolution. Applicants are encouraged to read the ordinance and application documents thoroughly prior to submitting an application.
NOTE: No dispensaries are allowed in the City of Hanford.
NOTE: All application materials must be submitted by October 2, 2017. The applicant may request a deferral of the Community Plan. The request for deferral must be submitted with the application. Deferred submittals will be required to be submitted within five working days of being notified you would proceed to Phase 3 of the application process.
Cannabis Contact Person:
Darlene Mata, Community Development Director
City of Hanford Cannabis Application
City of Hanford Cannabis Application Process
City of Hanford Cannabis Background Application
City of Hanford Ordinance 17-08 Cannabis
City of Hanford Resolution 17-43-R Cannabis
Frequently Asked Questions
Hanford Indemnification of City Liability
Zoning Verification Letter Application