Commercial Cannabis Survey

The Town of Los Gatos values feedback, especially as we plan for the future of our community.

While California legalized cannabis (marijuana) with the passage of Proposition 64 in 2016, it is up to each municipality to decide if and how commercial cannabis retail, manufacturing, cultivation, events, and/or testing should be conducted in their communities.

To date, the Town of Los Gatos has not allowed for commercial cannabis retail, manufacturing, or cultivation. In the Bay Area region, the cities of San Jose, Santa Cruz, Capitola, Scotts Valley, Mountain View, Brisbane, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Pacifica, San Carlos, South San Francisco, San Francisco, Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Hayward, Livermore, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro and Union City have allowed commercial cannabis operations.

For more background on California Cannabis Legislation, please visit the California Cannabis Portal at While the legislation begins at the State level, each City and Town has the opportunity to enact its own Cannabis laws and regulations based on many factors, including what's the best for a particular community as a whole; provided those regulations do not conflict with State law. At the January 26, 2021 Town Council Strategic Priorities Meeting, Council gave direction to start obtaining the Community’s feedback in order for Council to determine whether to amend its municipal code to allow commercial cannabis activities in Los Gatos.

If you have questions or comments, please email