All Cannabis Cultivation Facilities (Dispensaries) require a Conditional Use Permit and all of the required public hearings, permits, and approvals.


The City of Desert Hot Springs permits the operation of Cannabis Sales Facilities (Dispensaries) only in the zoning Districts designated "Light Industrial."


Interested parties may review an orientation video and packet to help you understand the process and required approvals, here: 


Cultivation Orientation Video

All Cannabis Forms 

CUP Status List - Cannabis Facilities

Regulatory Permit Status List 


For more information regarding zoning and/or the development and permitting process of a Cannabis Cultivation Facility, you may contact the Planning Department.


Rebecca Deming

Community Development Director

City of Desert Hot Springs

(760) 329-6411 


You may also review the following Ordinances relating to Cannabis Facilities: 

Ordinance 552

Ordinance 553

Ordinance 560

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