Cannabis Facilities

The City has allowed the establishment of up to six cannabis cultivation and up to nine cannabis manufacturing facilities to sell cannabis for both the medical and adult-use markets. At present, the maximum number of facilities has been permitted, and the City is not accepting new applications. No other types of cannabis facilities are allowed in the City.


For more information on the City’s regulations pertaining to cannabis facilities, please refer to Chapter 14-53 of the Watsonville Municipal Code.

Annual Renewal

Cannabis facility operators must renew their use permit every year from its date of issuance. An application must be received at least 60 days prior to the expiration date of the use permit. To download the cannabis facility renewal application form, please click here. Applications may be submitted by appointment only during regular office hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here.


California Cannabis Portal
California Cannabis Portal | General FAQs
California Bureau of Cannabis Control
California Department of Health | Division of Food, Drug, and Cannabis Safety
California Department of Food and Agriculture | Cannabis Cultivation Licensing Regulations
California Department of Tax and Fee Administration | Tax Guide for Cannabis Businesses