Ordinance Amendment Application No. PLN2020-0105 - Hemp Cultivation

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Stanislaus County
Document Title
Ordinance Amendment Application No. PLN2020-0105 - Hemp Cultivation
Document Type
CON - Early Consultation
Present Land Use
The proposed regulation apply in a A-2 (General Agriculture) zoning districts.

Document Description
Request to amend Chapter 6.85 Hemp Cultivation, of the Stanislaus County Code, and to adopt a permanent ordinance for the cultivation of hemp in the A-2 (General Agriculture) zoning district of the unincorporated areas of Stanislaus County. Hemp cultivation was made federally legal, as well as legal in the State of California in 2018. Subsequent to the 2018 legislation, hemp has been classified as an agricultural commodity in the State of California. Currently, hemp cultivation in Stanislaus County has been permitted by a pilot program that was enacted in 2019, extended through 2020, and concludes on May 1, 2021. The County’s pilot program limited hemp cultivation to parcels located in the A-2 (General Agriculture) zoning district only when outside a Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) adopted Sphere of Influence of a city, if the parcel is 10 acres or above in size, and no more than 40 acres total will be cultivated. The proposed ordinance amendment will make the pilot program permanent, as well as add requirements for signage, define allowances for onsite processing, and requirements for bonding. Additionally, an amendment to Chapter 21.20 - General Agriculture District (A-2) is being requested to include a reference to the hemp cultivation regulations of Chapter 6.85.

Contact Information
Jeremy Ballard, Associate Planner
Stanislaus County Planning & Community Development
Lead/Public Agency
1010 10th Street, Ste 3400
Modesto, CA 95354

Phone : (209) 525-6330

Stanislaus County
Project Applicant


Ceres Hughson Modesto Newman Oakdale Patterson Riverbank Turlock Waterford
Countywide Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Unicorporated Stanislaus County

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Local Action
Ordinance Amendment
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Delta Protection Commission Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)


Environmental Document
EC_web   PDF 267 K Public Notice   PDF 295 K Summary Form   PDF 88 K
NOC   PDF 187 K
State Comments
2020100525_CDFW   PDF 542 K 2020100525_RWQCB   PDF 305 K

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