Your Comprehensive Guide to California Cities’ Cannabis Regulations

Deb Tharp | March 5, 2018 | Leave a Comment

This list of city regulations is provided for informational purposes only. It’s not intended as a substitute for advice from a qualified attorney. The regulations in California’s municipalities are literally changing on a daily basis, so this publication takes no responsibility for outdated information. Those planning on opening commercial businesses, medical collectives or conducting personal cultivation are strongly advised to seek an attorney. Additionally, this isn’t a comprehensive list of all legislation in California, merely a broad overview of limited city information. All readers are urged to contact their local government to obtain their most recent local regulations.

While knowing your county’s regulations is very important, understanding your city regulations is even more key. This article serves as the landing to update city ordinances (find a roundup of California’s 58 county ordinances here). It’ll be updated as legislation develops and city regulations are adopted.

Please keep in mind that these regulations are changing rapidly. Some cities are moving to ban deliveries within their borders while others are just about to legalize. So it’s important to double check your own ordinances if you have any doubt.

If you have links to local regulations that you can provide or corrections to suggest, your input will be greatly appreciated. You can email them to debbie@getnugg.com. We thank you ahead of time for your input.

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    Alameda City

    Medical Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Storefront: Yes

    Medical Non-Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Non-Storefront: Yes

    City Contacts:  2263 Santa Clara Ave. Alameda, CA 94501 (510) 747-7400

    Last Updated 3/5/2019

    Albany

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city doesn’t license mobile dispensaries yet, but delivery into the city is now allowed anywhere in California. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 1000 San Pablo Ave. Albany, CA 94706 (510) 528-5710

    Last Updated 3/5/2019

    Berkeley

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Yes, you can buy both adult-use and medical cannabis at Berkeley dispensaries.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    The city doesn’t license mobile dispensaries yet, but delivery into the city is now allowed. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Berkeley has comparatively permissive rules for personal and even collective cultivation. You can grow your own six plants either indoors or outdoors. You can cultivate up to 200 square feet collectively, or if your residence/facility is less than 800 square feet, up to 25% of your total residence/facility size. If your outdoor cultivation area is visible to the general public, you’re limited to 10 plants or less.

    Taxes

    Recreational cannabis is taxed at 10% (it might be 5% soon), while medical cannabis is at 2.5%. This puts total recreational taxes at 34.25% (15% excise, 10% local selling tax and 9.25% state sales tax). Medical tax will go up to 17.5% (15% excise and 2.5% local selling). The other taxes are different for each part of the business and vary by size. You can see the tax breakdown here.

    City Contacts

    Secretary: Elizabeth Greene

    Planning & Development

    (510) 981-7484

    EGreene@CityofBerkeley.info

    Mailing Address: Cannabis Commission

    Elizabeth Greene, Secretary

    1947 Center St., 2nd Floor

    Berkeley, CA 94704

    Last updated 3/5/2019

    Dublin

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Both deliveries and storefront dispensaries are prohibited in the city, but delivery into the city is now allowed. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Cultivation is restricted to six plants, indoor only by residents 21 and over only. There are several additional cultivation restrictions here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    100 Civic Plaza

    Dublin, CA 94568

    (925) 833-6600

    Last updated 3/5/19

    Emeryville

    Medical Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Storefront: Yes

    Medical Non-Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Non-Storefront: Yes

    City Contacts: 1333 Park Ave. Emeryville, CA 94608 (510) 596-4300

    Last Updated 3/5/2019

    Fremont

    Fremont’s clearly under the impression that cannabis is nothing more than a crime magnet. Not only has the city put immense regulations on personal cultivation, it’s also demanded all personal cultivators register with the police. Their cannabis rules are in Section 18.190.307.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    No. Dispensaries are banned.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    The city doesn’t license mobile dispensaries yet, but delivery into the city is allowed now with the new regulations. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Not only must cultivation be indoors in a “secure, locked, and fully enclosed, with a ceiling, roof or top, and shall be entirely opaque from all sides, including the top,” but cultivators must also register with the police.

    City Contacts

    3300 Capitol Ave.

    Fremont, CA 94538

    (510) 284-4000

    Last Updated 3/5/2019

    Hayward

    The city’s still tying up their regulations and moving forward with implementation. It’ll allow all commercial activity.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Yes, both recreational and medical.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes, you can get both adult-use and medical delivery.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    SEC. 10-1.3602 of their municipal code is dedicated to personal cultivation. Outdoor growing is permitted, as long as it’s not in a front or side yard and isn’t publicly accessible or viewable.

    Taxes

    Measure EE allows Hayward to tax up to 15%, but it hasn’t decided the exact tax to charge. They’ll have a decision very soon.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    777 B St.

    Hayward, CA 94541

    (510) 583-4000

    Last Updated 3/5/2019

    Livermore

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    No, not yet. Both adult-use and medicinal dispensaries are banned.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    The city placed many restrictions on delivery, which you can read here. Recent regulatory changes allow dispensaries to deliver anywhere in the state, however.  You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    There aren’t any specific rules listed in Livermore’s current municipal code, so the rules refer to state law. It’s a good idea to call the city before starting cultivation for personal purposes.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    1052 S Livermore Ave.

    Livermore, CA 94550

    (925) 960-4000

    Last Updated 3/5/2019

    Newark

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Dispensaries are banned in the city, but delivery is now allowed anywhere in the state. You can check with Nugg here to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    “Cultivation of cannabis for non-commercial, personal purposes by a qualified patient or a primary caregiver, subject to the limitations and requirements of subsection (g) of California Health and Safety Code Section 11362.777, is not prohibited within the city.”

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    37101 Newark Blvd.

    Newark, CA 94560

    (510) 578-4000

    Last Updated 3/5/2019

    Oakland

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    You can purchase both adult-use and medical cannabis from dispensaries and delivery services.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Adult-use cultivation is restricted to indoor only and limited to six plants..

    Indoor cultivation for medical collective use of up to three patients per residence is also allowed with certain restrictions (total collective cultivation area is limited to 250 square feet). All patients are required to have a city-approved MMID, and certain building and safety requirements must be met.

    You can read the rest of Oakland’s non-licensed medical and adult-use cultivation requirements here.

    Taxes

    Oakland imposes a 5% tax on medical sales, so the total will be 20% (15% excise, plus 5% local). A 10% tax on adult-use sales will make the retail total 34.25% (15% excise, 10% local and 9.25% state sales.) They also impose tax on other cannabis businesses, so products produced in the Oakland area will go up in price.

    City Contacts

    Cannabis Regulatory Commission

    Greg Minor

    One Frank Ogawa Plaza, 11th Floor

    Oakland, CA 94612

    (510) 238-6370

    GMinor@oaklandnet.com

    Last Updated 3/5/2019

    Piedmont

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city doesn’t license mobile dispensaries yet, but delivery into the city is allowed. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 120 Vista Ave. Piedmont, CA 94611 (510) 420-3050

    Last Updated 3/5/2019

    Pleasanton

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    No. Both medical and recreational dispensaries are prohibited.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    The city doesn’t license mobile dispensaries yet, but delivery into the city is now allowed. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    A qualified medical patient can grow up to three plants indoors and a primary caregiver can grow up to nine. Recreational cultivators can only grow up to six total, so anyone who wants to grow the maximum must be a primary caregiver. A MMJ patient can’t add their three plants to the six allowed for recreational. Outdoor growing is outlawed, but fully enclosed backyard accessory structures are fine. Discover more of Pleasanton’s cultivation rules here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    123 Main St.

    Pleasanton, CA 94566

    (925) 931-5001

    Last Updated 3/5/2019

    San Leandro

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Yes, but only medical, so it’s a good idea to hang on to (or get) your MMJ ID card. The city only allows three medical marijuana dispensary permits, but will also allow testing laboratories and a pilot manufacturing program. View their dispensary ordinance here.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    The city allows mobile medical dispensaries, but you can also get adult-use delivery anywhere in the state now.  You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city simply refers back to state law for personal cultivation by banning “any indoor cultivation, mixed light cultivation and outdoor cultivation, other than cultivation for personal use in accordance with State law.”

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    835 E 14th St.

    San Leandro, CA 94577

    (510) 577-3200

    Taxes

    The city approved a local tax of 6% to begin in 2019. This will make the total adult use tax 21% (6% local plus 15% excise).

    Last Updated 3/5/2019

    Union City

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Yes. The city will allow all types of commercial cannabis activity including microbusinesses. You can read the additional cannabis business regulations here.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes. Adult-use and medical deliveries are allowed.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Adult use cannabis cultivation is limited to six plants and may be grown either indoor or outdoor (or both, but still only six total). Medical cannabis cultivation by a primary caregiver for qualified patients is limited to growing for no more than five patients total per parcel, again, either indoor or outdoor. There are a few more regulations, such as plant height for outdoor cultivation, which can be learned here.

    Taxes

    The city submitted a voter tax measure during the November 2018 election, which was approved. The city now taxes cannabis businesses at rates of $12.00 per square foot for cultivation and 6 percent of gross receipts for other businesses.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    34009 Alvarado-Niles Rd.

    Union City, CA 94587

    (510) 471-3232

    Last Updated 3/5/2019

    Alpine County

    Alpine County has banned commercial cannabis. Since cannabis delivery is now permitted throughout the state, it may be possible for the county’s 1,270 residents to receive delivery from nearby areas. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Amador County

    All cities and the unincorporated areas of Amador County have banned commercial cannabis. Since delivery is now legal throughout the state, it may be possible to get delivery from nearby areas. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Butte County

    Biggs

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city doesn’t license mobile dispensaries yet, but the new cannabis regulations allow delivery statewide now. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 465 C St. Biggs, CA 95917 (530) 868-0102

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Chico

    Chico has an excessively prohibitive cannabis ordinance banning all dispensaries and delivery services, as well as a near de facto ban on personal cultivation.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Nope.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    The city still isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get delivery anywhere–even in areas that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Chico’s personal cultivation restrictions are so onerous it’s nearly impossible to get a permit grant. The fee for both medical and recreational cultivation permits is set by the city council. Last year, the medical growing fee was $238.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    1960 E 20th St.

    (530) 896-0200

    Activist Organizations

    Chico Cannabis Association

    Gridley

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city still isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get delivery anywhere–even in areas that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 685 Kentucky Street Gridley, CA 95948 (530) 846-5695

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Oroville

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city still isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get delivery anywhere–even in areas that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 1735 Montgomery St. Oroville, CA 95965

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Paradise

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get delivery anywhere–even in areas that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 5555 Skyway Paradise, CA 95969 (530) 872-6291

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Calaveras County

    Angels Camp

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get delivery anywhere–even in areas that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 584 S Main St, Angels Camp, CA 95222 (209) 736-2181

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Colusa County

    Colusa City

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries (although they allow manufacturing, distribution and testing), but the new statewide regulations allow you to get delivery anywhere–even in areas that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 425 Webster St, Colusa, CA 95932 (530) 458-4740

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Williams

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries (although they allow cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and testing), but the new statewide regulations allow you to get delivery anywhere–even in areas that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 425 Webster St, Colusa, CA 95932 (530) 458-4740

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Contra Costa County

    Antioch

    Antioch is finally allowing commercial cannabis activities.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Yes. Antioch is now licensing both medical and recreational storefronts and delivery services. You can see the new municipal code here. You can learn more about Antioch’s progress in developing and initiating their new cannabis ordinance here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    200 H St.

    Antioch, CA 94509

    Mailing Address

    P.O. Box 5007

    Antioch, CA 94531

    (925) 779-7000

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Brentwood

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    “A person may cultivate marijuana plants inside his or her private residence, or inside an accessory structure to his or her private residence located upon the grounds of that private residence that is fully enclosed and secured against unauthorized entry, provided that the owner of the property provides written consent expressly allowing the marijuana cultivation to occur, the person conducting the marijuana cultivation complies with all applicable Building Code requirements set forth in Title 8 of the Municipal Code, there is no use of gas products (including, but not limited to, CO2, butane, propane, and natural gas) on the property for purposes of marijuana cultivation, and the marijuana cultivation complies with Health and Safety Code Section 11362.2(a)(3). Not more than six living plants may be planted, cultivated, harvested, dried, or processed within a single private residence, or upon the grounds of that private residence, at one time. (Ord. 994 § 2, 2017)”

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    150 City Park Way

    Brentwood, CA 94513

    (925) 516-5400

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Clayton

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: (925) 673-7304

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Concord  

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Sorry, cannabis dispensaries aren’t allowed.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes. After pleas from local patients, the city decided to allow deliveries from licensed businesses located outside of the city. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    All outdoor cultivation is banned, but indoor cultivation consistent with the AUMA and Prop 215 are allowed. The regulations for indoor cultivation aren’t particularly onerous.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    1950 Parkside Dr.

    Concord, CA 94519

    (925) 671-3000

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Danville

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: (925) 314-3329

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    El Cerrito

    Medical Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Storefront: Yes

    Medical Non-Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Non-Storefront: Yes

    City Contacts: 10890 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito CA 94530

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Hercules

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 111 Civic Dr. Hercules, CA 94547 (510) 799-8200

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Lafayette

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 3675 Mount Diablo Blvd., #210 Lafayette, CA 94549 Phone: (925) 284-1968

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Martinez

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 525 Henrietta St, Martinez, CA 94553 (925) 372-3500

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Moraga

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 329 Rheem Blvd., Moraga, CA 94556 (925) 888-7050

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Oakley

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 3231 Main St, Oakley, CA 94561 (925) 625-7000

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Orinda

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 22 Orinda Way Orinda, CA 94563 (925) 253-4200

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Pinole

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 2131 Pear Street, Pinole, CA 94564 (510) 724-9000

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Pittsburg

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, (although they do allow manufacturing, distribution and testing), but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 65 Civic Ave. Pittsburg, CA 94565 (925) 252-6900

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Pleasant Hill

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 100 Gregory Ln, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 (925) 671-5270

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Richmond

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Yes. Both medical and recreational cannabis sales are allowed, including deliveries.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Cultivation must be indoors. Other than that, there are no specific restrictions listed for personally growing six plants. Any commercial medical marijuana cultivation must be licensed by the city.

    Taxes

    Measure V was passed in 2010 to impose a 5% tax on gross receipts for all cannabis businesses. This will put total adult use tax at 29.25% (15% excise, 5% local, and 9.25% sales tax) and medical tax at 20% (15% excise and 5% local).

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    450 Civic Center Plaza

    Richmond, CA 94804</spa

    (510) 620-6513

    San Pablo

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 13831 San Pablo Ave, San Pablo, CA 94806 (510) 215-3000

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    San Ramon

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. San Ramon expressly forbids dispensaries and isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Residents are restricted to six plants, no matter how many adults live there, that are inside or in an accessory structure not located in the front yard. Using supplemental gases is prohibited and lighting’s limited to 1,000 watts per fixture. You can read the rest of the imitations here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    7000 Bollinger Canyon Rd.

    San Ramon, CA 94583

    (925) 973-2500

    Walnut Creek

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: (925) 943-5812

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Del Norte County

    Crescent City

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 377 J Street. Crescent City, Ca. 95531 (707) 464-7483

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    El Dorado County

    Placerville

    Medical Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Storefront: Yes

    Medical Non-Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Non-Storefront: Yes

    City Contacts: 3101 Center Street, Placerville, CA 95667 (530) 642-5200

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    South Lake Tahoe

    Medical Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Storefront: Yes

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 1901 Airport Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (530) 542-6000

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Fresno County

    Clovis

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Clovis only allows cannabis testing. All other commercial uses are banned, including delivery and dispensaries; but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Medical and adult cultivation are limited to 32 square feet, no matter how many people live in the house. There are several restrictions that you can here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    1033 5th St.

    Clovis, CA 93612

    (559) 324-2060

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Coalinga

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Yes. Coalinga was one of the first cities in California’s Central Valley to allow all types of commercial cannabis activity.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Medical and adult cultivation are limited to 32 square feet, no matter how many people live in the house. There are several restrictions that you can here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    155 West Durian

    Coalinga, CA 93210

    Phone: 559-935-1533

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Firebaugh

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Firebaugh allows all commercial activity except dispensaries and deliveries. However, state law how allows delivery to any city in the state, even if there is a local ban. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    1133 “P” St.

    Firebaugh, CA 93622

    Phone (559) 659-2043

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Fowler

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 128 S. 5th St. Fowler, CA 93625 (559) 834-3113

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Fresno

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 2600 Fresno St. Fresno, CA 93721 (559) 621-2489

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Huron

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 36311 Lassen Ave, Huron, CA 93234 (559) 945-2241

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Kerman

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 850 S Madera Ave, Kerman, CA 93630 (559) 846-9384

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Kingsburg

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 1300 California St. Kingsburg, CA 93631 (559) 897-2931

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Mendota

    Mendota allows everything but dispensaries and deliveries. They also require all cultivation to be indoors.

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 1300 California St. Kingsburg, CA 93631 (559) 897-2931

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Orange Cove

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 633 6th St, Orange Cove, CA 93646 (559) 626-4488

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Parlier

    Parlier allows some commercial activity, but not dispensaries or deliveries.

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 1100 E. Parlier Ave. Parlier CA, 93648 (559) 646-3545

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Reedley

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 1733 9th Street Reedley, CA 93654 (559)637-4200

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    San Joaquin

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 21900 W Colorado Ave, San Joaquin, CA 93660 (559) 693-4311

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Sanger

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 1700 7th St. Sanger, CA 93657 (559) 876-6300

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Selma

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 1710 Tucker Street, Selma CA 93662 (559) 891-2200

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Glenn County

    Orland

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 815 4th St. Orland, CA 95963 (530) 865-1600

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Willows

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 201 N Lassen St. Willows, CA 95988 (530) 934-7041

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Humboldt County

    Arcata

    Medical Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Storefront: Yes

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city licenses storefront dispensaries, but not mobile dispensaries. However, the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 736 F St, Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 822-7091

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Blue Lake

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 111 Greenwood Ave. P.O. Box 458 Blue Lake, CA 95525-0458 (707) 668-5655

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Eureka

    Medical Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Storefront: Yes

    Medical Non-Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Non-Storefront: Yes

    City Contacts: 531 K Street-Room 208 Eureka, CA 95501-1146 (707) 441-4144

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Ferndale

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 834 Main Street, Ferndale CA, 95536 (707)786-4224

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Fortuna

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 621 11th Street, Fortuna, CA 95540 (707) 725-7600

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Rio Dell

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 675 Wildwood Ave, Rio Dell, CA 95562 (707) 764-3532

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Trinidad

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 409 Trinity St, Trinidad, CA 95570 (707) 677-0223

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Imperial County

    Brawley

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 383 W. Main St. Brawley, CA. 92227

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Calexico

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 608 Heber Ave. Calexico, CA 92231 (760) 768-2110

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Calipatria

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 140 West Main St. Calipatria, CA 92233 (760) 348-2211

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    El Centro

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No, all dispensaries and deliveries are prohibited whether medical or recreational.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city simply bans all cultivation not that isn’t prohibited by state law. It’s a very simple ordinance.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    1275 Main St.

    El Centro, CA 92243

    (760) 336-8989

    Holtville

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 121 W 5th St, Holtville, CA 92250 (760) 356-2912

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Imperial

    Medical Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Storefront: Yes

    Medical Non-Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Non-Storefront: Yes

    City Contacts: 420 South Imperial Ave. Imperial CA 92251 (760) 355-4371

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Westmorland

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 355 S Center St. Westmorland, CA 92281 (760) 344-3411

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Inyo County

    Bishop

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 377 West Line Street, Bishop, CA 93514 (760) 873-5863

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Kern County

    Arvin

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 200 Campus Dr. PO Box 548 Arvin, CA 93203 (661) 854-3134

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Bakersfield

    Bakersfield has enacted a total ban on commercial activity. There was a ballot initiative to lift the ban on the November 2018 ballot, but it failed to pass.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Commercial adult-use and medical dispensaries are banned.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    The city won’t license mobile dispensaries, but the new regulations allow delivery to any residential location in the state. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Bakersfield does not show any specific rules for personal cultivation on their website or municipal code, but the city isn’t allowed to completely ban cultivation per state law. It’s best to contact the city before beginning any personal cultivation to clarify the rules.

    City Contacts

    City of Bakersfield

    1600 Truxtun Ave.

    Bakersfield, CA 93301

    (661) 326-3000 (CA Relay Service 711)

    Local Activist Groups

    Kern Citizens for Patients Rights

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    California City

    California City has decided to go big and allow all cannabis activity. They’ll have a corner on the market in their area as this is the only city in Kern County that allows commercial cannabis sales, although Arvin allows cultivation, manufacturing, and testing.

    Medical Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Storefront: Yes

    Medical Non-Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Non-Storefront: Yes

    City Contacts: 21000 Hacienda Boulevard California City, CA 93505

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Delano

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    The city isn’t licensing any dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Since the city hasn’t adopted any new ordinances regarding adult-use cultivation, you’ll refer to state law.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    1015 – 11th Ave.

    Delano, CA 93215

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Maricopa

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 400 California St. Maricopa, CA 93252-0550 (661) 769-8279

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    McFarland

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 401 W Kern Ave, McFarland, CA 93250 (661) 792-3058

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Ridgecrest

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 100 W California Ave. Ridgecrest, CA 93555 (760) 499-5000

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Shafter

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 336 Pacific Ave, Shafter, CA 93263 (661) 746-5001

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Taft

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 209 E Kern St. Taft, CA 93268 (661) 763-1222

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Tehachapi

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 115 S Robinson St, Tehachapi, CA 93561 (661) 822-2200

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Wasco

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 746 8th St. Wasco, CA 93280 (661) 758-7214

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Kings County

    Avenal

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 919 Skyline Blvd. Avenal, CA 93204 (559) 386-5766

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Corcoran

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 832 Whitley Ave, Corcoran, CA 93212 (559) 992-2151

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Hanford

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Hanford allows Prop 215 compliant cannabis dispensaries until Jan 9, 2019. If they aren’t licensed by the city and state by then, they’ll be forced to shut down. All other commercial cannabis dispensaries and delivery services are prohibited. (Page 33)

    Can I Get Delivery?

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Personal cultivation is limited to six plants in a 32 square foot indoor space. Using gas products is prohibited and there can’t be evidence of cultivation from a public right of way. Check out the other personal cultivation requirements here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    315-321 North Douty St.

    Hanford, CA 93230

    (559) 585-2500

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Corcoran

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 119 Fox St, Lemoore, CA 93245 (559) 924-6700

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Lake County

    Clearlake

    Medical Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Storefront: Yes

    Medical Non-Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Non-Storefront: Yes

    City Contacts: 14050 Olympic Dr, Clearlake, CA 95422 (707) 994-8201

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Lakeport

    Medical Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Storefront: Yes

    Medical Non-Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Non-Storefront: Yes

    City Contacts: 225 Park St, Lakeport, CA 95453

    (707) 263-3056

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Lassen County

    Susanville

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    The city isn’t licensing mobile dispensaries, but the new statewide regulations allow you to get residential delivery everywhere, including in cities that ban commercial cannabis. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 66 North Lassen St. Susanville, CA 96130 (530) 252-5100

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Los Angeles County

    Alhambra

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Alhambra prohibits both medical and recreational deliveries and dispensaries by a temporary moratorium. The moratorium will be addressed with a permanent ordinance by the end of the year. You can read the moratorium ban here, starting at page 63.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Only six plants may be grown inside a fully enclosed residence structure. The instructions can be found here on page 67.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    111 S 1st St.

    Alhambra, CA 91801

    (626) 570-5000

    Arcadia

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Both all cannabis dispensaries and delivery services are prohibited.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Arcadia bans cannabis cultivation to the extent of the law, including outdoor, and requires a permit to grow the set six plants. Examine additional cultivation information here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    240 W Huntington Dr.

    Arcadia, CA 91007

    (626) 574-5400

    Azusa

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No, both are prohibited for both medical and recreational purposes.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Azusa requires you apply for a permit with the Economic and Community Development Department in order to cultivate your legal cannabis on your private property. A Live Scan will be required with the application. The city can reject the application if you have a felony drug conviction or any pending code enforcement issues, past fees or liens. Those who want to grow can read the restrictions here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    213 E Foothill Blvd.

    Azusa, CA 91702

    (626) 812-5200

    Bellflower

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Bellflower specifies rules for adult-use dispensaries, but the current uses granted by the Council seem to be for medical dispensaries only. It’s best to hang on to your medical cannabis card.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes, but Bellflower only allows deliveries from licensed storefront dispensaries.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Outside cultivation is forbidden; other than that, the city doesn’t have any additional restrictions beyond state law.

    Taxes

    Bellflower taxes all cannabis sales at 5% of gross receipts.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    16600 Civic Center Dr.

    Bellflower, CA 90706

    (562) 804-1424

    Burbank

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    No. Dispensaries are expressly prohibited.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    There’s no commercial delivery allowed in Burbank. Primary caregivers can deliver cannabis to their patients in the city, but only if they’re exempt from commercial licensing and have no more than five patients.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    For medical use, only six mature or 12 immature plants are permissible. Outdoor cultivation is not specifically prohibited.You can read the regulations here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    275 E Olive Ave.

    Burbank, CA 91502

    (818) 238-5564

    Carson

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Carson allows commercial cannabis activity, but doesn’t allow commercial dispensaries or non-profit medical dispensaries.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes. Luckily, Carson allows deliveries of adult-use and medical cannabis, so long as the delivery business is fully licensed with the local and state government.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Carson requires a personal cultivation permit before a resident can grow the six plants allowed on their property. The cultivation site must be inspected before the permit is issued, and reinspected every two years when seeking renewal. You can find the rest of the considerable list of restrictions here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    701 E Carson St.

    Carson, CA 90745

    (310) 830-7600

    Cerritos

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Both dispensaries and deliveries of medical and recreational cannabis are outlawed.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Outdoor cultivation is prohibited, and indoor cultivation requires a permit with many restrictions and city inspection rights. A fee’s also required for personal cultivation of medical or the state-allowed six plants. If you want to grow despite the city’s restrictions, find them here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    18125 Bloomfield Ave.

    Cerritos, CA 90703

    (562) 860-0311

    Compton

    Residents of Compton had two measures on the ballot that would’ve allowed a tax on commercial cannabis activities and dispensaries. Voters rejected them with a resounding no, as both lost with 75% and 76% “no” votes respectively.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Sadly, no. Both are prohibited under a extended moratorium.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    “Cultivation of cannabis for commercial or non-commercial purposes, including cultivation by a qualified patient or a primary caregiver, is expressly prohibited in all zones and all specific plan areas in the City of Compton. No person, including a qualified patient or primary caregiver, shall cultivate any amount of cannabis in the City, even for medical purposes.  Due to the passage of Proposition 64, this prohibition will not apply to the cultivation of up to six (6) live marijuana plants within a single private residence, or inside an accessory structure to a private residence located upon the grounds of private residence that is fully enclosed and secure, as this activity is specifically authorized by Health and Safety Code section 11362.2.”

    City Contacts

    205 S Willowbrook Ave.

    Compton, CA 90220

    (310) 537-8000

    Covina

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Both dispensaries and deliveries are banned for both medical and adult-use purposes.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Personal cultivation is regulated to the point that it’d be nearly impossible. Adults 21 and older may cultivate six plants or less indoors if they first register with the police and pay a fee. Lighting is limited to 600 watts. On the bright side, Covina has one of the most reasonable fees for the unreasonable registration requirement–a mere $25. Read the cultivation restrictions here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    125 E College St.

    Covina, CA 91723

    (626) 384-5400

    Diamond Bar

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Both medical and adult-use dispensaries and delivery services are outlawed.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Outdoor cultivation is prohibited. Other than that, you’ll refer back to state law for specific indoor cultivation regulations.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    21810 Copley Dr.

    Diamond Bar, CA 91765

    (909) 839-7000

    Downey

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Get Delivery?

    No. Both storefront dispensaries and deliveries are strictly prohibited by the city’s code.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    All cultivation must be indoors and limited to six plants. Duplexes and single family homes are allowed to grow in a fully enclosed accessory unit, though not inside accessory dwelling units or garages. Total lighting is limited to 1200 watts and the cultivation area is restricted to 50 square feet. You can read the rest of the restrictions here.

    Oddly, Downey requires the cultivator or personal caregiver to be 21 or older. There’s no explanation why those 18 to 21 with a MMID can’t grow their own; but the city’s very clear in Section 9428.10 that it doesn’t allow medical cannabis cultivation for or by qualified patients under 21.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    11111 Brookshire Ave.

    Downey, CA 90241

    (562) 869-7331

    El Monte

    El Monte allows commercial medicinal cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and laboratory testing. Yet the city does not allow commercial medical or adult-use dispensaries or deliveries.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Cultivation is restricted to indoor only, and a permit must first be obtained from the city. El Monte reserves the right to inspect the cultivation spot once every six months with 72 hours notice. Read the additional restrictions here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    11333 Valley Blvd.

    El Monte, CA 91731

    (626) 580-2001

    Gardena

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary Or Delivery?

    Sadly, both are banned.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Outdoor cultivation is prohibited, while indoor cultivation requires a permit. Review the restrictions here. When asked, the city’s community development department didn’t know the cost of the personal cultivation permit or what the permitting process would be.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    1700 W 162nd St.

    Gardena, CA 90247

    (310) 217-9500

    Glendale

    The city of Glendale bans everything.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Their municipal code explicitly bans both.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Glendale quotes state law verbatim for personal cultivation rules. Therefore, growing outdoors in a fully enclosed area is okay; but the greenhouse must be fully enclosed. It doesn’t address medical cultivation in their code–except to ban everything the city isn’t forbidden from banning by state or federal law.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    613 E. Broadway

    Glendale, CA 91206

    (818) 548-4844

    Community Development

    (818) 548-2140

    Glendora

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Sorry, medicinal and adult-use dispensaries and deliveries are flatly prohibited with no exceptions for qualified medical patients.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Glendora prohibits outdoor cultivation and requires a permit to grow the six allowed plants indoors. The permit application necessitates a fee and has some very difficult requirements. It is, for all intents and purposes, a de facto ban despite the state law requirements.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    116 E Foothill Blvd.

    Glendora, CA 91741

    (626) 914-8200

    Hawthorne

    Hawthorne plans to finalize personal cultivation and commercial cannabis rules by July 2018. For now, adult-use cannabis stays prohibited.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    No, the city doesn’t allow any.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    No. However, Hawthorne has a very unusual exception to their delivery ban:

    “It is hereby declared unlawful and a public nuisance for any person to engage in the delivery and or distribution of medical marijuana except to a person who can provide written proof that they have been deemed non-ambulatory by a licensed physician. Delivery personnel must carry and be able to demonstrate upon request that they are licensed by state law, possess legal ability to deliver medical marijuana from a state licensed medical marijuana facility, and possess a copy of delivery request matching the address of the non-ambulatory patient (bill of sale). Delivery personnel are required to obtain a business license prior to operation and the business license must be carried and available for review upon request by city personnel. (Ord. 2148 § 5, 2017.)”

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Cultivation is limited to six plants indoors in a space no bigger than 50 square feet. There are additional restrictions like plant height and ceiling distance you can read here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    4455 W 126th St.

    Hawthorne, CA 90250

    (310) 349-2900

    Huntington Park

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Yes, Huntington Park already has licensed adult-use dispensaries. It also allows delivery.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The municipal code doesn’t seem to have specific regulations for personal cultivation. Contact the city before you start so you’re compliant with state law.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    6550 Miles Ave.

    Huntington Park, CA 90255

    (323) 582-6161

    Inglewood

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Get Delivery?

    No. Commercial sales are banned, along with “outpatient sale, dispensing, or distribution of medical cannabis or cannabis product to a qualified patient is prohibited.” The city does allow cannabis distribution for in-patient care with a special use permit.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Cultivation is required to be indoor and limited to six plants per residence whether for recreational or medical purposes. Other than that, there are no lighting or other restrictions. You can read the regulations here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    1 West Manchester Blvd.

    Inglewood, CA 90301

    (310) 412-5111

    La Mirada

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Both are banned for both adult-use and medical purposes.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    La Mirada doesn’t acknowledge the legitimacy of medical cultivation. But because the city’s prohibited from completely banning cultivation it’s restricted to indoor only, and cultivators must be 21 and over. Only six plants or less are allowed.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    13700 La Mirada Blvd.

    La Mirada, CA 90638

    (562) 943-0131

    Lakewood

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    No. The city prohibits all cannabis activity.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    No. All marijuana delivery is specifically prohibited in the municipal code.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Lakewood prohibits cultivation, except where blocked by state law, so refer to the state’s standard provisions before growing and check with the city to see if the ordinance has changed beforehand.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    5050 Clark Ave.

    Lakewood, CA 90712

    (562) 866-9771

    Lancaster

    The city of Lancaster bans all commercial cannabis activity, except five medical cannabis cultivation facilities.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    No. Both medical and recreational dispensaries are banned.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    No. Lancaster explicitly prohibits all types of delivery services.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The latest updates don’t show any strict regulations for medical cannabis, but they literally ban everything allowed by law. They also ban outdoor cultivation, so expect to grow your six allowed plants indoors only.

    City Contacts

    Lancaster City Hall

    44933 N. Fern Ave.

    Lancaster CA 93534

    (661) 723-6000

    Long Beach

    Currently Long Beach only allows commercial medical marijuana, not adult-use. It offers limited medical dispensary and delivery licenses, and unlimited licenses for all other medical marijuana businesses. This includes manufacturing, cultivation, laboratories and distribution. The city made a fact sheet to help local residents understand their licensing process and new laws.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    The city must allow no less than 27 dispensaries and no more than 35, so you’ll have plenty of dispensaries to choose from.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes, medical deliveries are allowed.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Adults 21 and over can grow up to six plants per person inside their residence. They can grow up to 12 plants if two people live there, but no more no matter how many adults live there. The city also has very strict rules to ensure that the plants are kept in a locked, enclosed area away from anyone under 21.

    Taxes

    All sales will be subject to a 15% excise tax and the 6% local tax. Since all sales are medical, there will be no state sales tax applied, so the total will be 21%.  All medical cannabis products that are manufactured, cultivated, transported or distributed in the city are subject to an additional 6% local tax based on gross receipts.

    City Contacts

    Medical Marijuana Information Hotline

    (562) 570-5150

    marijuanalicense@longbeach.gov

    City of Los Angeles

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Yes, both adult-use and medical.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    You can now. The new ordinances allow for both medical and adult-use delivery once the proper state licenses are obtained.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The Office of Cannabis Regulation has been contacted in an attempt to obtain the regulations for personal recreational and medical cultivation. They didn’t have an immediate answer, so it’s best to call or email their office and observe all state rules.

    Taxes

    Adult-use cannabis sales are taxed at 10% and medical cannabis sales are taxed at 5%. This puts total adult-use taxes at 34.5% (15% excise, 10% local selling, and 9.5% state sales). Medical taxes will total 20% (15% excise and 5% local selling tax).

    City Contacts

    Department of Cannabis Regulation

    221 N. Figueroa, Suite 1245

    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    (213) 978-0738

    cannabis@lacity.org

    Montebello

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    All dispensaries and delivery services are prohibited.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Outdoor cultivation is forbidden, while indoor requires a city-issued permit for the six allowed plants. The permit costs $249 for every two years. Montebello also demands the right to enter the home and inspect the grow at any time with five days written notice. Refusal to comply will result in the permit’s revocation. If you wish to comply with these regulations, read the other personal cultivation restrictions here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    1600 W Beverly Blvd.

    Montebello, CA 90640

    (323) 887-1200

    Monterey Park

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Unfortunately not. Both are restricted.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city doesn’t appear to have passed any additional regulations beyond banning medical cultivation. Check with the city before they start growing.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    320 W Newmark Ave.

    Monterey Park, CA 91754

    (626) 307-1458

    Norwalk

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Dispensaries and delivery services are banned.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Outdoor non-commercial and commercial medical cultivation is banned. Norwalk only allows residents to grow six plants indoors. Examine the ordinance here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    12700 Norwalk Blvd.

    Norwalk, CA 90650

    (562) 929-5700

    Palmdale

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No way. Palmdale explicitly bans every type of cannabis service.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Palmdale still doesn’t have an ordinance addressing personal cultivation (confirmed with phone call to city attorney). This could change at any time, so be sure to check with the city if you have any questions.

    City Contacts

    City of Palmdale

    38300 Sierra Highway

    Palmdale, CA 93550

    (661) 267-5100

    Paramount

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Sorry, all are prohibited.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Six plants inside a private residence or greenhouse, as long as the area doesn’t exceed 100 square feet and ten feet high. Learn more restrictions here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    16400 Colorado Ave.

    Paramount, CA 90723

    (562) 220-2225

    Pasadena

    Pasadena adopted an ordinance on November 13 reaffirming their ban on all cannabis activities.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Pasadena bans all commercial cannabis activity.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    You may only grow six plants indoors no matter how many adults live at the residence. Outdoor cultivation is strictly prohibited.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    100 Garfield Ave.

    Pasadena, CA 91101

    (626) 744-7311

    Pico Rivera

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Recreational and medical dispensaries and deliveries are banned.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Under the current moratorium, cultivation remains limited to six plants inside only. Other than that, cultivation regulations refer to state law. Examine the temporary moratorium here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    6615 Passons Blvd.

    Pico Rivera, CA 90660

    (562) 942-2000

    Pomona

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Pomona explicitly prohibits both medical and recreational services of any type.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Pomona’s regulations are similar to Fontana’s as the city’s charging for a permit and imposing extremely invasive regulations. Among these is a requirement allowing the city to inspect your personal property at any given time with 72 hours notice. Until the challenge to these prohibitive ordinances has been answered, it’ll be very difficult to comply with the city’s regulations.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    505 Garey Ave.

    Pomona, CA 91766

    (909) 620-2311

    Rancho Palos Verdes

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Both dispensaries and deliveries are banned, no matter the usage.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Rancho Palos Verdes has a set of rules for personal cultivation on private property that’s nearly as stringent as most cities’ commercial cultivation permit process. If you’re interested in reading the long list of regulations and prohibitions do so here.

    City Contacts

    30940 Hawthorne Blvd.

    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

    (310) 544-5200

    Redondo Beach

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Both dispensaries and deliveries of adult-use and medical cannabis are banned.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    You are limited to six plants only, whether medical or recreational, but can grow your six plants indoors or outdoors. Your cultivation “must occur in a secured location or within a locked structure upon the growers own property, or a property to which they have explicit authority to access in an area that is not visible from a public right-of-way.”

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    415 Diamond Street

    Redondo Beach, CA 90277

    (310) 372-1171

    Rosemead

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Both medical and adult-use dispensaries and deliveries are explicitly banned. However, there’s an exception: primary caregivers can deliver medical marijuana to their qualified patients.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Rosemead hasn’t adopted new regulations since 2016 when it banned all cannabis activity, so refer to state law. Periodically ask if there are any recent regulations as the city can adopt new rules any time.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    8838 E Valley Blvd.

    Rosemead, CA 91770

    (626) 569-2100

    Santa Clarita

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No; both dispensaries and deliveries are banned as part of an extended moratorium. The city plans to develop a more permanent ban ordinance later this year.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city requires all cultivation to be indoors or inside a fully enclosed, locked accessory structure. The city doesn’t have specific codes regarding personal medical cultivation, so it’s best to speak to an attorney if you have questions.

    The city’s ban ordinance isn’t listed on any of the normally easily accessible sites, so here’s a link to the ordinance. The pertinent parts are on page 162.

    City Contacts

    City Hall Mailing Address

    23920 Valencia Blvd., Suite 300

    Santa Clarita, CA 91355

    Phone: (661) 259-CITY [2489]

    Fax: (661) 259-8125

    Santa Monica

    Santa Monica will allow a very small number of medical dispensaries, but adult-use is out. The city also allows for light manufacturing.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    You can purchase medical only.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes, but medical only.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    They haven’t established specific cultivation rules yet, so it’s best to call the city and ask before beginning either medical or recreational grows.

    Taxes

    Taxes haven’t been established, though expect an ordinance soon.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    1685 Main St.

    Santa Monica, CA 90401

    (310) 458-8411

    South Gate

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. They’re both strictly prohibited.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    South Gate is one of the cities attempting to require a permit to grow cannabis at home. The city doesn’t charge a fee, but the applicant must sign an affidavit confirming he or she won’t engage in marijuana cultivation for commercial purposes. Growing is strictly limited to six plants and only in a certain type of room. Learn the rest of the city’s regulations here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    8650 California Ave.

    South Gate, CA 90280

    (323) 563-9543

    Torrance

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Both medical and recreational dispensaries and delivery services are explicitly banned.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Torrance forbids all medical and adult-use cultivation except for the state allowed six plants, which must be grown indoors. Oddly, there’s no exception for medical patients under 21. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.

    The code states, “Cultivation of medicinal and adult-use cannabis is expressly prohibited in the City. No person, including a qualified patient or primary caregiver, will cultivate any amount of cannabis in the City, even for medical purposes.”

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    3031 Torrance Blvd.

    Torrance, CA 90503

    (310) 328-5310

    West Covina

    West Covina passed a restrictive ban ordinance more than a month before Prop 64 passed.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Both dispensaries and deliveries are prohibited.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    West Covina is attempting to limit recreational and medical cultivation to exclusively to residents 21 and older. Review the remainder of the cultivation restrictions here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    1444 West Garvey Ave. S

    West Covina, CA 91790

    (626) 939-8400

    Whittier

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    For now, Whittier still bans all commercial cannabis activity, including deliveries. They may consider changing their ordinance in the near future.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Whittier doesn’t allow outdoor cultivation. Other than that, there are no additional restrictions beyond state law. You can read their short cultivation rules here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    13230 Penn St.

    Whittier, CA 90602

    (562) 567-9999

    Madera County

    Madera

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Sorry, all dispensaries and deliveries are banned.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Madera requires all personal growers obtain a $149 permit, with the possibility of additional fees associated with this registration process. Cultivation must be indoors and inaccessible to minors. The city wouldn’t confirm nor deny whether it’d share this info with federal authorities, so ask about their policy before requesting a permit application. Read the rest of the personal cultivation regulations here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    205 W 4th St.

    Madera, CA 93637

    (559) 661-5400

    Marin County

    San Rafael

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Unfortunately, dispensaries are prohibited, regardless of its purposes.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes, though the city only allows medical cannabis.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    San Rafael’s urgency ordinance refers to state law for personal cultivation. “Commercial or personal cultivation of cannabis within the City, for non-medical or medical use, is prohibited except as provided by Health and Safety Code section 11362.1.”

    Taxes

    The city is considering a local tax of up to 8% on cannabis gross receipts in the June 2018 election.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    1400 Fifth Ave.

    San Rafael, CA 94901

    (415) 485-3070

    Mariposa County

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    Mariposa is under a complete ban, but delivery is now allowed anywhere in California due to the new regulations. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    County Contacts: 5100 Bullion St. Mariposa, CA 95338

    Last Updated 3/5/2019

    Mendocino County

    Fort Bragg

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    Fort Bragg bans all cannabis activity, but delivery is now allowed anywhere in California due to the new regulations. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 416 N Franklin St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 (707) 961-2823

    Last Updated 3/5/2019

    Merced County

    Merced

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Yes. Both adult-use and MMJ dispensaries are allowed. In fact, the city requires at least one of the four dispensaries allowed to provide medical cannabis. Review the ordinance starting on page 165.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    You can get both adult-use and medical delivery, but the delivery company must be licensed with the city and deliveries can only be between 8am and 7pm. You can read the additional delivery rules starting at page 168-O.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    All cultivation must be indoors and limited to six plants in no more than 50 square feet, unless the limit is prohibited by state law. Understand the cultivation restrictions beginning on page 167.

    Taxes

    The city hasn’t enacted any tax, but will hold a vote on the subject in a June, 2018 election.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    A678 W 18th St.

    Merced, CA 95340

    (209) 385-6834

    Modoc County

    Alturas

    Medical Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    Alturas only allows medical storefronts, but delivery is now allowed anywhere in California due to the new regulations. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 200 W North St, Alturas, CA 96101 (530) 233-2512

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Mono County

    Mammoth Lakes

    Medical Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Storefront: Yes

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    Mammoth Lakes doesn’t license mobile dispensaries, but delivery is now allowed anywhere in California due to the new regulations. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 437 Old Mammoth Rd suite r, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 (760) 965-3600

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Monterey County

    Salinas

    Salinas allows all commercial cannabis activity and has a very comprehensive ordinance.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Yes, there are five dispensaries in Salinas and some have received the all-clear to sell adult-use as well.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    There are three cannabis delivery services licensed in Salinas, though some may still be working on their state licenses.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    You can grow your plants either indoors or outside in a locked structure. Compassionate caregivers can grow for up to five patients. Please keep in mind that Salinas applies its 5% cannabis tax on gross receipts, even if the provider is non-profit.

    Taxes

    For the first three years, the local cannabis tax is 5% of gross receipts, regardless if it’s a not-for-profit or for-profit dispensary. Then the tax will increase to 10%, putting the total adult-use tax at 29.25% (15% excise, 5% local and 9.25% state sales) and the total medical tax at 20% (15% excise tax plus 5% local).

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    200 Lincoln Ave.

    Salinas, CA 93901

    (831) 758-7381

    Napa County

    Napa

    Napa recently relaxed their ban ordinance to allow for small cannabis manufacturing, and medical cannabis dispensaries.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Yes, though only for medical purposes. The city allows both deliveries and dispensaries under a limited immunity ordinance. Find out more about specific operating standards here.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Cultivation is limited to six plants only, but can be outdoors in a private home garden area. Understand the remaining minimal cultivation restrictions starting on page 16.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    955 School St.

    Napa, CA 94559

    (707) 257-9500

    Nevada County

    Grass Valley

    Medical Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Storefront: Yes

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    Grass Valley doesn’t allow any commercial cannabis activity, but you can get delivery to any residential location in California due to the new regulations. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 125 East Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Orange County

    Aliso Viejo

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Both dispensaries and deliveries are prohibited.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Aliso Viejo requires a permit to grow your own personal cannabis on your own personal property. The restrictions are far from reasonable. Outdoor cultivation is prohibited and indoor cultivation is restricted to those 21 and over IF a resident can be approved to grow cannabis on their property. You can read the application here, and the rest of the regulations here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    12 Journey # 100

    Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

    (949) 425-2500

    Anaheim

    The city of Anaheim has a complete ban on all commercial cannabis activity.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Both dispensaries and delivery services are expressly prohibited in Anaheim.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Anaheim’s code bans all marijuana cultivation to the fullest extent of the law, including all outdoor cultivation. The city does not have guidelines established for the indoor cultivation of the state-allowed six recreational cannabis plants. Therefore, state guidelines should be sufficient for personal cultivation, but check with the city first.

    City Contacts

    City Clerk

    200 South Anaheim Blvd., 2nd Floor

    Anaheim, CA 92805

    (714) 765-5166

    Buena Park

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No, all commercial adult-use and medical dispensaries are prohibited. Delivery originating in or terminating in the city is prohibited as well. You can read the terms of the current ban here.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Cultivation is restricted to inside a residence or accessory structure. Growers must be 21 and over and can grow only six plants. Other than that, there are no additional restrictions beyond state law. Know rules in detail here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    6650 Beach Blvd.

    P.O. Box 5009

    Buena Park, CA 90622

    (714) 562-3500

    cityhall@buenapark.com

    Costa Mesa

    Looks like Costa Mesa will continue to prevent cultivation and dispensary operations at least until next December.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. All commercial retail activity remains banned.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Cultivation must be indoors, and only six plants are allowed. Growing more than six, even by qualified patients or caregivers, is strictly prohibited by Sec. 13-200.

    Taxes

    The businesses Costa Mesa does allow under Measure X are taxed at 6%. When the city does finally allow dispensaries, expect a 6% local tax on purchases as well.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    77 Fair Dr.

    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    (714) 754-5000

    Cypress

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    No, both adult-use and medical dispensaries are prohibited.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes, but only for medical deliveries from dispensaries located outside of the city.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Personal cultivation is limited to six plants indoors only. Review the simple regulations on page 4.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    5275 Orange Ave.

    Cypress, CA 90630

    (714) 229-6700

    Fountain Valley

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Both are prohibited. A primary caregiver may bring cannabis to their qualified patient, but that’s it.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Non-medical cultivation is limited to no more than six plants indoors. Otherwise, the ordinance doesn’t have many specific restrictions. Medical cultivation is completely restricted.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    10200 Slater Ave.

    Fountain Valley, CA 92708

    (714) 593-4400

    Fullerton

    Try as they might, activist groups can’t convince Fullerton to lift their commercial cannabis ban. Instead, the city expanded their ban to include all commercial cannabis activity in November.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. All cannabis businesses, including deliveries, are banned.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city has an exception for qualified patients in their ban ordinance that refers back to state law. However, adult-use cultivation isn’t addressed in this ordinance.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    303 W Commonwealth Ave.

    Fullerton, CA 92832

    (714) 738-6300

    Garden Grove

    There was hope that Garden Grove would eventually lift their ban, yet it hasn’t happened.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery Service?

    No. Both dispensaries and delivery services are explicitly prohibited.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city only allows six plants grown indoors, or in an accessory structure, no matter how many adults live on the parcel.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    11222 Acacia Pkwy

    Garden Grove, CA 92840

    (714) 741-5000

    Huntington Beach

    Huntington Beach is so strict in their cannabis prohibition that it even attempts to prohibit operation of Prop 215 compliant collectives with their ban ordinance.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    No.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Nope.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city has very clear cut rules for non-medical indoor cultivation in this document. Outdoor cultivation is strictly prohibited.

    City Contacts

    2000 Main St.

    Huntington Beach, CA 92648

    (714) 536-5511

    Irvine

    Irvine bans all commercial cannabis activity, except testing. That will be finally approved by the council in February.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Unfortunately not.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    No.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Irvine simply refers to state law so far.

    City Contacts

    manderson@cityofirvine.org

    La Habra

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    The city still bans all cannabis dispensaries and deliveries.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    La Habra allows only 6 plants per residence no matter how many adults or medical patients live there. The plants must be grown indoors. You can read the rest of the minimal cultivation regulations here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    110 E La Habra Blvd.

    La Habra, CA 90631

    (562) 383-4000

    Laguna Niguel

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Whether adult-use or medical, both dispensaries and delivery services are banned.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city only allows six plants indoors or in an accessory structure, no matter how many adults or qualified patients live there.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    30111 Crown Valley Pkwy.

    Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

    (949) 362-4300

    Lake Forest

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Lake Forest bans all dispensaries and deliveries.

    What are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Cultivation is limited to six plants, regardless of usage, and must be indoors or in a fully enclosed accessory structure. For some strange reason, carbon dioxide is prohibited in cultivation areas, even though it isn’t explosive or flammable (it’s commonly used in fire extinguishers). Find the rest of Lake Forest’s odd personal cultivation restrictions here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    25550 Commercentre Dr.

    Lake Forest, CA 92630

    (949) 461-3400

    Mission Viejo

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Both are illegal, regardless of medical or recreational purposes.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    To the extent that a total ban’s prohibited by law, the city allows only six plants per residence, indoor only, for medical or recreational use. You can check out the growing regulations here.

    City Contacts

    200 Civic Center

    Mission Viejo, CA 92691

    (949) 470-3000

    Newport Beach

    Newport Beach passed their ban ordinance in 2015 and haven’t updated it since.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. All dispensaries and deliveries are prohibited.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city bans cultivation, except where preempted from banning by federal or state law. Other than that, the city hasn’t passed any additional restrictions. Read their one page ordinance here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    100 Civic Center Dr.

    Newport Beach, CA 92660

    (949) 644-3309

    Orange

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No; all dispensaries and delivery services are banned.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Orange’s code strictly bans growing cannabis. “Cultivation of cannabis is prohibited. No person, including a qualified patient or primary caregiver, shall cultivate cannabis in the city.” This ordinance isn’t in line with current state laws allowing the indoor cultivation of six plants.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    300 E Chapman Ave.

    Orange, CA 92866

    (714) 744-2225

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    Placentia

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. All dispensaries and deliveries are prohibited.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    “Indoor cultivation of marijuana for personal use by persons twenty-one (21) years of age or older on the grounds of a private residence is permitted, but only to the extent allowed by state law (Health and Safety Code Section 11362.1, subdivision (c).) All outdoor cultivation of marijuana within the city is prohibited.” Collective cultivation is prohibited as well.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    401 E Chapman Ave.

    Placentia, CA 92870

    (714) 993-8117

    Rancho Santa Margarita

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Dispensary?

    Neither are available, regardless of medical or recreational use.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Personal cultivation is indoor only, limited to six plants and only residents 21 and over can grow. Other than that, regulations are minimal. You can review them in Section 9.05.140.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    22112 El Paseo

    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

    (949) 635-1800

    San Clemente

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. San Clemente prohibits adult-use and medicinal dispensaries and deliveries.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city originally considered a permitting process for home cultivation, but then removed the requirement due to concerns it’d be forced to turn records over to other authorities. Instead, it requires that no more than six plants are grown indoors per residence with no dangerous chemicals. These restrictions are very similar to other districts. Read the rest of the rules here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    100 Avenida Presidio # 3

    San Clemente, CA 92672

    (949) 361-8200

    Santa Ana

    Santa Ana was the first city in Orange county to allow commercial medical cannabis dispensaries. However, it doesn’t allow cultivation, manufacturing, processing, testing, distribution, or microbusinesses. A new ordinance must be proposed by the city council or the people through a ballot initiative before these other cannabis activities will be allowed.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Yes. Santa Ana adopted a new ordinance allowing the 30 existing medical dispensaries to sell adult-use as well.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Delivery was expressly banned under Ordinance 2889. Yet this ordinance was outdated and changed in December, 2017. Now, any of the existing allowed 30 cannabis dispensaries are allowed to deliver as well.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    “Six plants per private residence may be cultivated indoors within a legally permitted structure for personal use in compliance with all applicable local and State regulations.”

    Taxes

    With the adoption of the new adult-use ordinance, the city raised the tax on all cannabis sold from 5% to 6%. Measure BB allows the council to establish tax rates as high as 10%.

    Currently, the tax rate for adult-use should be 28.75% (15% excise, 7.75% state sales and 6% local selling tax) while the tax rate for medical should be 21% (15% excise tax and 6% local selling tax.)

    City Contacts

    Medicinal Commercial Cannabis Portal

    CannabisCollectives@Santa-Ana.org

    Tustin

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    No. All dispensaries are specifically banned under Part 5 Sec. 3152.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    No. Even Prop 215 compliant non-profits are banned.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Tustin refers to state law verbatim in their code. Six plants can be grown indoors or in a secure, locked space on a private residence that isn’t accessible to public view.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    300 Centennial Way

    Tustin, CA 92780

    (714) 573-3000

    Westminster

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    “Commercial cannabis activity by any person, including primary caregivers, qualified patients and dispensaries, is prohibited in all zoning districts within the City of Westminster.”

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Other than prohibiting outdoor cultivation, Westminster doesn’t apply any more restrictions than are listed in Health and Safety Code Section 11362.2; so growing your six plants on your private property remains fairly hassle free. It’s best to call the city beforehand to ensure it hasn’t passed any new ordinances recently.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    8200 Westminster Blvd.

    Westminster, CA 92683

    (714) 898-3311

    Placer County

    Lincoln

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    All dispensaries and deliveries are prohibited. The only exception is that caregivers can deliver medical cannabis to their qualified patients.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Outdoor cultivation is prohibited and indoor is only allowed with a permit from the chief of police. Fortunately for medical patients, the permit is $50 for two years and not overly restrictive. But growers are limited to six plants regardless of use.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    600 6th St.

    Lincoln, CA 95648

    (916) 434-2400

    Rocklin

    The city prohibits commercial cannabis activity until this fall when it must adopt a permanent ordinance or else vote to keep the ban another year.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Nope. Rocklin bans cannabis dispensaries.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Delivery in to the city isn’t expressly banned.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Rocklin refers to state law for now as the urgency ordinance doesn’t address personal cultivation, expect updated regulations in the near future so it’s smart to ask before you grow.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    3970 Rocklin Rd.

    Rocklin, CA 95677

    (916) 625-5000

    Roseville

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    No. Both medical and recreational dispensaries are banned.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Only non-commercial delivery from a caregiver to their qualified patient is allowed. All other deliveries are prohibited.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Outdoor cultivation isn’t allowed. For indoor cultivation, non-medical is restricted to six plants no matter how many adults live on the property. Personal medical cultivation is restricted to 50 square feet and no more than ten feet high. Patients or providers who need a larger area can cultivate up to 99 square feet with permission from the city. You can read additional personal and personal medical regulations here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    311 Vernon St.

    Roseville, CA 95678

    Plumas County

    Portola

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    Portola only allows commercial medical cannabis delivery. But recreational delivery is allowed everywhere in California now. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed recreational delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 94 Washington St. Sonora, CA, 95370 (209) 532-4541

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Riverside County

    Cathedral City

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Yes, recreational and medical dispensaries and delivery services are available.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Plants can be grown outdoor, as long as they’re in a fully enclosed, secured location. Adult-use growers are limited to six plants, though qualified medical growers can have more with Health and Safety Code Section 11362.77. Review the rest of the cultivation regulations here.

    Taxes

    The city charges a ten percent tax on all cannabis sales. This makes the total tax for medical cannabis 25% (15% excise and 10% local) and the total tax for adult use cannabis 32.75% (15% excise, 10% local and 8.75% sales tax).

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    68700 Ave Lalo Guerrero

    Cathedral City, CA 92234

    (760) 770-0340

    Coachella

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No, Coachella allows cultivation and manufacturing, but bans both medical and recreational deliveries and dispensaries

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    So far there are no specific regulations to govern personal cultivation. In the meantime, check with state law to see if the city plans to add any new regulations before planting for personal use.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    1515 6th St.

    Coachella, CA 92236

    (760) 398-3502

    Corona

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Absolutely not. Corona bans both dispensaries and delivery services of all types.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Corona hasn’t adopted any rules to regulate recreational or medical cannabis cultivation under Prop 64 yet.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    400 S. Vicentia Ave.

    Corona, CA 92882

    (951) 736-2201

    Eastvale

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Sorry, no. Medical and recreational dispensaries and deliveries are not allowed.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Eastvale passed a personal cultivation ban in 2016. “Cultivation of cannabis for non-commercial purposes, including cultivation by a qualified patient or a primary caregiver, is expressly prohibited in all zones and all specific plan areas in the City of Eastvale. No person, including a qualified patient or primary caregiver, shall cultivate any amount of cannabis in the city, even for medical purposes.”

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    12363 Limonite Ave., Suite 910

    Eastvale, CA 91752

    (951) 361-0900

    Hemet

    Hemet prohibits all cannabis activity to the fullest extent of the law. Read their recent ban ordinance with the pertinent details beginning on page 15.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    No. All cannabis dispensaries, whether medical or recreational, are prohibited.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    No. The city strictly forbids all cannabis deliveries.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Cultivation is strictly limited to six plants indoors or inside of a fully secured accessory structure.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    445 E Florida Ave.

    Hemet, CA 92543

    (951) 765-2300

    Indio

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Indio bans all possible commercial cannabis businesses.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city prohibits all cultivation, even for qualified patients, and hasn’t updated their ordinance since the passage of Prop 64. Thus, state law will probably override Indio’ current cultivation rules. As always, it’s better to be safe than sorry and check with the city.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    100 Civic Center Mall

    Indio, CA 92201

    (760) 391-4000

    Jurupa Valley

    City manager Gary Thompson wrote a letter informing citizens that all twelve Jurupa Valley collectives are operating illegally; as a result he’s seeking cooperation from the federal government to enforce their shut down.

    This is why it’s very important to VOTE in the upcoming June 2018 election. There’s a ballot initiative that can legalize the city’s commercial activity. Historically, when a city chooses to actively campaign against a voter initiative brought by their people (against state law), it has a 9 out of 10 chance of losing unless voters ensure its passage.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Technically, the city does not allow dispensaries until the June ballot initiative passes.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes, as long as the adult-use or medical dispensary is state licensed.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Adult-use cultivation is limited to six plants per residence, indoor only. Medical cultivation is limited to 24 plants, no matter how many patients reside there. Outdoor cultivation is permitted if it’s fully enclosed by a six foot (or higher) fence. Three are other restrictions for cultivation that you can read here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    8920 Limonite Ave.

    Jurupa Valley, CA 92509

    (951) 332-0790

    Lake Elsinore

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Yes, but it’ll be a while. The ordinance allowing commercial cannabis activity was just adopted, so there’ll be no dispensaries a cultivation or manufacturing facility is first permitted.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    No.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Recreational cultivation regulations are covered in section T, while medical ones are found in section S. Outdoor growing is allowed if it’s completely blocked by a secure, locked fence. Properties larger than five acres are exempt from the fencing requirement. Medical cultivation is limited to 12 plants per patient for no more than 24 plants total. There are several other restrictions, including proof that cultivation is allowed on rentals.

    Taxes

    Rather than pursue a voter-approved tax plan, Lake Elsinore plans to negotiate fee agreements with approved cannabis businesses.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    130 S Main St.

    Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

    (951) 674-3124

    Menifee

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Both dispensaries and deliveries in Menifee are illegal.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Cultivating six plants is restricted to adults 21 or older. “Marijuana plants may not be visible to the public, and must be kept in a secure, locked space within the individual’s private residence when not in use.”

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    29714 Haun Rd.

    Sun City, CA 92586

    (951) 672-6777

    Moreno Valley

    Moreno Valley has now adopted their commercial cannabis ordinance.  The city has closed its application process and should begin licensing new dispensaries within months. Under the new ordinance, both recreational and medical dispensaries are allowed in the city.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    All cultivation is to take place indoors, but the city has not established any severe restrictions on personal cultivation yet.

    Taxes

    A vote to establish local taxes is anticipated in November, 2018.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    14177 Frederick St.

    Moreno Valley, CA 92553

    (951) 413-3000

    Murrieta

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    “Marijuana cultivation, marijuana processing, marijuana delivery and marijuana dispensaries shall be prohibited activities within the city of Murrieta, except where the city is preempted by federal or state law from enacting a prohibition on such activity.”  You can read Murrieta’s municipal code here.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Murrieta is hands-off regarding cultivation as the city hasn’t established any “reasonable regulations.” Since it bans all cultivation that isn’t preempted by federal or state law, growing rules will fall back to the state’s general guidelines. But call before you start growing to make sure no new regulations have been passed.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    1 Town Sq.

    Murrieta, CA 92562

    (951) 304-2489

    Palm Desert

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Yes! The city allows up to six retail cannabis outlets.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yup, you can get both recreational and medical. Delivery services located outside of Palm Desert need to first apply for a business license.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Cultivation is allowed outdoors or indoors, but only six plants can be grown outdoors and they must be enclosed by a block fence; any part visible beyond the top of the fence must be fully screened. The use of volatile, poisonous or toxic chemicals is prohibited. Read the fairly minimal guidelines in Section F.

    Taxes

    There isn’t a cannabis tax yet, but the city should vote on the issue soon. We’ll let you know when it’s established.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    73510 Fred Waring Dr.

    Palm Desert, CA 92260

    (760) 346-0611

    Palm Springs

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Yes, you may purchase both adult-use and medical.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Palm Springs doesn’t have any listed restrictions for adult-use cultivation so far, so it’s best to call the city before beginning.

    Taxes

    All cannabis businesses are taxed at 10% of gross receipts.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way

    Palm Springs, CA 92262

    (760) 323-8299

    Perris

    The city of Perris voted 77% to lift the ban on commercial medical marijuana activity and approved a tax rate of 10%. The city council is due to conduct their second reading of an ordinance to allow commercial manufacturing and distribution on Jan. 30th. Cultivation and testing are already allowed, but fees haven’t been established. The city is due to vote on the tax rate for these activities in November.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    So far, only medical commercial marijuana dispensaries are allowed in Perris. Green America became the first permitted medical marijuana dispensary in the Inland Empire last year, and the state has now issued four licenses to medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Not yet, though dispensaries report that they’re actively pursuing this option so it’s only a matter of time.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city doesn’t appear to have specific regulations for personal medical or adult-use cultivation. It’s still concentrating on creating commercial regulations, so personal grows should simply refer to state law.

    If Perris code enforcement suspects a property is used for commercial cultivation without a license, the info is sent to the Riverside County sheriff, who provides the city’s police enforcement.

    Taxes

    Local tax in Perris is 10% on medical cannabis sales. This will make your total retail tax 25% (15% excise and 10% local. There is also a cultivation tax of $25 per square foot.

    City Contacts

    Perris City Hall

    101 N. D St.

    Perris, CA 92570

    (951) 943-6100

    City of Riverside

    Riverside currently permits testing laboratories for adult-use and medical cannabis. All other commercial cannabis activities are banned until further review in September of this year.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Get Delivery?

    Both dispensaries and delivery services are currently prohibited in the City of Riverside.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Technically, the city is attempting to restrict personal cannabis cultivation to indoor-only in residential zones RR, RE and R1.

    It’s still attempting to ban personal cultivation in residential zones RC (residential conservation), RA-5 (residential agricultural), and zones R-3 and R-4, which allow multiple family housing units. Expect these ordinances to change, so it’s best to check with the city for current rules.

    City Contacts

    Riverside City Hall

    3900 Main St.

    Riverside, CA 92501

    (951) 826-5991

    San Jacinto

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No, both medical and adult-use dispensaries and deliveries are prohibited.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    San Jacinto requires a permit to cultivate on your property. The application process is extensive and a Live Scan will be required. The city can reject the application or revoke the permit should you have a felony drug conviction or any pending code enforcement issues, past dues or liens. Growing over six plants, including medical, will require a commercial cultivation permit costing up to $25 a square foot. You can read the personal requirements here and the commercial requirements here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    595 S San Jacinto Ave.

    San Jacinto, CA 92583

    (951) 487-7330

    Temecula

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    The city bans all commercial activity, yet provides an exception for qualified patients and primary caregivers to receive non-commercial deliveries.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    You can grow six plants indoors or in a fully enclosed accessory structure.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    41000 Main St.

    Temecula, CA 92590

    (951) 694-6444

    Sacramento County

    Citrus Heights

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Both dispensaries and deliveries, whether adult-use or medical, are forbidden.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    All cultivation must be inside. Medical must be in a 50 square foot space and no more than 300 cubic feet (if inside a residence). If medical grows in an accessory structure, it’s limited to 100 square feet and no more than 600 cubic feet total.

    View the rest of the relatively reasonable personal medical here. Adult-use cultivation is limited to six plants indoors, no matter how many adults live there, and governed by a separate section of their code here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    6360 Fountain Square Dr.

    Citrus Heights, CA 95621

    (916) 725-2448

    Elk Grove

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Nope. Elk Grove bans both dispensaries and delivery.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    It’s indoor only, yet the city insists growing over six plants violates the law, so it’s unlikely Elk Grove will support larger personal medical cultivation. See additional growing restrictions here.

    City Contacts

    8401 Laguna Palms Way

    Elk Grove, CA 95758

    (916) 691-2489

    Folsom

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Folsom bans medical and adult-use dispensaries, including mobile deliveries.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Folsom doesn’t allow cannabis cultivation outdoors, yet their indoor restrictions are fairly mundane, with the exception that they seem to require a permit to grow indoors, but have no easy link to find the application. The city restricts the use of gases and limits the total lighting wattage to 1,200 watts. Find the specifics here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    50 Natoma St.

    Folsom, CA 95630

    (916) 355-7200

    Rancho Cordova

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Both recreational and medical dispensaries and delivery services are prohibited.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Rancho Cordova only allows six plants per household, even if medical. Growing must be indoors, and there can’t be evidence of cultivation from public view. But, strangely, this is a moot point if the cultivator can’t afford the tax imposed on personal cultivation, which is extremely likely.

    In 2010, a voter initiative passed imposing a personal cannabis cultivation tax of $600 per square foot each year for cultivation under 25 square feet, and $900 per square foot for over 25 square feet. Those still interested in cultivating can read the rest of the regulations here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    2729 Prospect Park Dr.

    Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

    (916) 851-8700

    City of Sacramento

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Yes, the city allows both recreational and medical sales, totaling 30 dispensaries.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes, though some cannabis businesses will be given delivery-only licenses.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city used to allow up to 400 square feet of indoor medical cultivation per residence. Now that residents can grow cannabis for recreational purposes, Sacramento has eliminated this rule and will only allow six plants per household (indoor only, detached building or main residence). There must also be a ventilation and filtration system installed and approved by the building official before cultivation can begin.

    Taxes

    There is a 4% gross receipts tax on all cannabis businesses in the city, including delivery and dispensary. On the dispensary and delivery side, total adult-use tax will be 27.25% for adult-use (15% excise, 4% local and 8.25% sales and use). Total tax with MMID will be 19%.

    City Contacts

    Office of Cannabis Policy and Enforcement

    (916) 808-8955

    cannabis@cityofsacramento.org

    Revenue Division (application intake and questions related to online permit portal)

    Ranelle Kawasaki: (916) 808-1251

    San Benito County

    San Juan Bautista

    Medical Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Storefront: Yes

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    San Juan Bautista doesn’t allow any commercial cannabis activity, but you can get delivery to any residential location in California due to the new regulations. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 311 2nd St, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045 (831) 623-4661

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    San Bernardino County

    Apple Valley

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Recreational and medical cannabis uses are prohibited, including delivery.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Apple Valley has a de facto ban personal cannabis regulation, despite state law. The code has some rather interesting circular language to this point.

    “To the extent a complete prohibition on indoor cultivation is not permitted under California law, a person may not plant, cultivate, harvest, dry, or process marijuana plants inside a private residence, or inside an accessory structure to a private residence located upon the grounds of a private residence, unless the person is issued an indoor cultivation permit by the Planning Division…[which] will issue application and processing guidelines for the indoor cultivation permit. No indoor cultivation permit shall be issued prior to the release of these guidelines, and no permit shall be granted which has not complied fully with the application and processing requirements.”

    We were unable to find any instructions for applying for one of these permits on the city.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    14955 Dale Evans Pkwy.

    Apple Valley, CA 92307

    (760) 240-7000

    Colton

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Nope. Colton bans both medical and adult-use dispensaries and deliveries.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city requires a permit to cultivate no more than six plants indoors, regardless of how many permit holders are present. Colton has many reasons why it reserves the right to reject cannabis cultivation permits, so this looks like a defacto ban.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    650 N La Cadena Dr.

    Colton, CA 92324

    (909) 370-5060

    Chino

    Chino adopted an ordinance in November 2017 enacting a full commercial ban. The local paper, The Chino Champion, is still running an online poll regarding the ordinance.

    Currently, the option “Recreational use is legal in California and Chino should welcome it with open arms” leads the other five options by 43.9%. The next highest result is “Commercial cannabis sales will bring in extra revenue to the city and Chino should allow it for that reason” is leading by 27.2%. The city apparently enacted a full ban in spite of overwhelming support for legal access.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Chino bans both dispensaries and deliveries, regardless of their purpose.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Cultivation is limited to inside or in an accessory structure, and no more than six plants at a time. Review additional growing restrictions starting on page 6.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    13220 Central Ave.

    Chino, CA 91710

    (909) 334-3250

    Chino Hills

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    The city specifically bans both adult-use and medicinal dispensaries.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Chino Hills doesn’t expressly say delivery is forbidden, but it bans all marijuana related activities in every zoning district.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Cultivation is restricted to six inside only. The city refers directly back to state law and outlaws any cultivation it isn’t prohibited from banning.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    14000 City Center Dr.

    Chino Hills, CA 91709

    (909) 364-2600

    Fontana

    It’s hard to know where to start. Their ordinance is so out of control and restrictive it seems designed to test the limits of local jurisdiction on the land use issue. What’s most interesting is the ordinance attempts to place the same excessive restrictions on personal medical cultivation that it does on recreational. This is probably where they made their largest mistake and why the ACLU and DPA chose their city as a target for lawsuit.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery Service?

    No. All commercial activity is banned, including delivery.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Fontana regulates indoor marijuana cultivation like a level 4 biosafety lab. Not only must cultivation be completely indoors, but the cultivator must apply for a recreational indoor cultivation permit. This involves a thorough in-home city inspection that’ll be rejected if there’s any code violation–even an unrelated one–so you probably won’t get the permit.

    It’s actually quite ironic that the city is arguing for control over their local land use ordinances while completely ignoring their residents’ right to grow  in the privacy of their home for personal use.

    It’s also quite amazing that the ordinance says the cultivation room must “not be used to store or have used within it any ‘explosive gases,’ including[…]carbon dioxide…”

    City Contacts

    City of Fontana: (909) 350-7600

    City Clerk: (909) 350-7602

    City Manager: (909) 350-7653

    Activist Organizations

    American Civil Liberties Union

    Drug Policy Alliance

    Hesperia

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    No. Neither medical nor recreational storefronts are allowed in Hesperia.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes. Hesperia allows commercial medical delivery only.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Hesperia requires personal cultivators to register with the city and pay a $100 fee to grow it on their property, indoors only. If the cultivator isn’t also the property owner, he or she must provide notarized permission from the owner with the application. Read the rest of the restrictions here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    9700 Seventh Ave.

    Hesperia, CA 92345

    (760) 947-1000

    Highland

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Regrettably, recreational and medical dispensaries and deliveries are completely prohibited.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Residents 21 and over can grow six plants indoors. If you rent, keep the owner’s written consent to grow on his or her property; plus the San Bernardino Sheriff’s department must be allowed to inspect it. There are several restrictions cultivators must follow, including a prohibition on manufacturing concentrates.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    27215 Base Line St.

    Highland, CA 92346

    (909) 864-6861

    Ontario

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Ontario bans every type of cannabis use, including collectives and delivery services.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    All growers are limited to six plants indoors, whether medical or recreational. Also, “no artificial light, ventilation, heating, or air conditioning may be used in support of marijuana cultivation inside a private residence except in compliance with the California Building Code, the Ontario Municipal Code, and any other permitting requirements which may be imposed.”

    That doesn’t mean these things can’t be used; it’s just standard to prevent unregulated modifications, so better check with the city. You can call code enforcement at (909) 395-2007 with questions. You can also check the California building codes here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    303 East “B” St.

    Ontario, CA  91764

    City Hall Annex

    415 East “B” St.

    Ontario, CA  91764

    (909) 395-2000

    Rancho Cucamonga

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No, both medical and recreational are banned.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    You can grow six plants indoors or in an adjacent, fully enclosed, locked structure.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    10500 Civic Center Dr.

    Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

    (909) 477-2700

    Redlands

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. All commercial cannabis activities, including medical delivery, are banned.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Cultivation regulations refer to state law. All cultivation must be inside a private residence.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    35 Cajon St.

    Redlands, CA 92373

    (909) 798-7555

    City of San Bernardino

    The city is still battling the voter-approved Measure O in court. While it would allow a couple of dispensaries, the court has given a preliminary ruling ruling that it’s not enforceable, stating the ordinance is guilty of spot zoning.

    In light of this, San Bernardino extended their ban for another 10 months and 15 days while it works on alternate proposed ordinances. It’s not likely the ban will last that long since the city has already developed preliminary regulations. Read them here.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery Service?

    Not yet, although there are still some medical collectives operating under Prop 215.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Since the city isn’t finished developing their regulations, it’s best to call and ask first. We’ll update as soon as they are finished.

    City Contacts

    Stephanie Sanchez

    Sanchez_Stephanie@SBCity.org

    (909) 384-7272 ext. 3343

    Rialto

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Recreational and medical cannabis dispensaries and deliveries are banned.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city’s code doesn’t address personal cultivation, but this could change. It’s best to call if you have any questions.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    150 S. Palm Ave.

    Rialto, CA 92376

    (909) 820-2525

    Upland

    Lead by the California Cannabis Coalition, the city spent over $4.5 million battling voter-backed initiative, Measure U. Upland took the battle to the Supreme Court, where it lost as the court ruled the city should’ve put the measure on the ballot. Despite the victory, Measure U was defeated at the polls. Now under a new one, Measure E, the city can ban all the cannabis activity it wants.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city is not allowed, per state law, to prevent residents from cultivating up to six plants inside a private residence. But personal growers should proceed with caution, considering Upland was willing to spend nearly $5 million to lose a Supreme Court case and fight a dispensary for a return of a mere $100,000 in fines. Examine the city’s municipal code here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    460 N Euclid Ave.

    Upland, CA 91786

    (909) 931-4100

    Victorville

    Can I Purchase From a Dispensary?

    No. The city doesn’t allow medical or recreational dispensaries.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes. Victorville permits MMJ delivery, though only from outside the city with a valid state license. It does not allow adult-use deliveries.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Residents are limited to six indoor plants or less, no matter how many adults live there. You can view the specific regulations here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    14343 Civic Dr.

    Victorville, CA 92392

    (760) 955-5000

    Yucaipa

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Recreational and medical dispensaries and deliveries are prohibited.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    “The planting, cultivation, harvesting, drying, curing, grading, trimming or processing of no more than six marijuana plants consistent with Section 11362.1 et seq., of the Health and Safety Code shall not be considered commercial marijuana activity provided it meets the following requirements: it can’t occur outdoors and may only occur at a private residence, or inside a “fully enclosed and secure accessory structure” located upon the grounds of a private residence.”

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    34272 Yucaipa Blvd.

    Yucaipa, CA 92399

    (909) 797-2489

    San Diego County

    Carlsbad

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Whether for medical or recreational purposes, both deliveries and dispensaries are banned in Carlsbad. Non-commercial medical collectives aren’t specifically banned.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Cultivation is indoor only and limited to six plants. You can read the short ordinance here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    1200 Carlsbad Village Dr.

    Carlsbad, CA 92008

    (760) 434-2820

    Chula Vista

    Chula Vista has an amazing info page with resources on cannabis legalization. It’s also held workshops to determine their Prop 64 approach; but, unfortunately, it hasn’t opened the city for business. It’s upped the ante for enforcement by adding criminal penalties to code violations and increased fines. Currently there are no medical or recreational dispensaries nor cultivation permits allowed.

    Just a few days ago, Chula Vista delayed a vote on an ordinance that would legalize recreational marijuana sales. The city’s making a few changes to the ordinance and will bring it back to a vote during the last week of February. However, even if the ordinance is approved, it won’t go into effect until voters approve a June tax measure. Even then, the first licenses won’t be issued till Jan, 2019. We’ll keep you updated.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Both medical and recreational dispensaries are banned.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city refers back to Business and Professions Code 19319, which states personal cultivation doesn’t need a license and caregivers can cultivate for up to five people without a license, as long as it doesn’t receive remuneration beyond basic expenses of cultivation. There are no further regulations regarding indoor/outdoor or the number of plants that can be grown per person.

    Taxes

    No taxes have been established yet, but there will be an public vote on the issue in June.

    City Contacts

    Office of the City Manager

    276 Fourth Ave.

    Chula Vista, CA 91910

    Phone: (619) 691-5031

    Fax: (619) 409-5884

    El Cajon

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. All dispensaries and deliveries are expressly prohibited.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    All cultivation must be indoors and limited to six plants per occupied residence. Use of gas products or ozone generators is prohibited. Become familiar with specific cultivation rules here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    200 Civic Center Way

    El Cajon, CA 92020

    (619) 441-1788

    Encinitas

    Encinitas will vote to allow cannabis activities in the November election. In the meantime, it has a total ban.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    No. Dispensaries are specifically banned.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    “Delivery, or engaging in any action in furtherance of that purpose, shall be prohibited; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to (i) a primary caregiver delivering medical marijuana for the personal medical purposes of that primary caregiver’s qualified patient or (ii) qualified patients transporting medical marijuana for personal use only.”

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city bans outdoor cultivation; other than that, there are no additional regulations so refer to state law. It’s a good idea to check before you grow since the city’s codes are still in development.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    505 S Vulcan Ave.

    Encinitas, CA 92024

    (760) 633-2710

    Escondido

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Unfortunately not. All cannabis activity is banned in the city, including compassionate collectives.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    According to Escondido’s code, “Cultivation of cannabis for non-commercial purposes, including cultivation by a qualified patient or a primary caregiver, is expressly prohibited in all zones and all specific plan areas in the City of Escondido. It is unlawful for any person, including a qualified patient or primary caregiver, to cultivate any amount of cannabis in the city, even for medical purposes.”

    Since the code is not, and has not been, legal according to state law, it’ll probably change sometime this year.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    201 N. Broadway

    Escondido, CA 92025

    (760) 839-4880

    La Mesa

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    La Mesa only allows medical dispensaries and medical delivery under Measure U, so keep or get your cannabis recommendation/ID card.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    “A qualified patient or a personal caregiver may cultivate up to eight marijuana plants for personal use. Personal use cultivation must conform to state law and local codes, including, but not limited to, nuisance codes, building codes, electrical codes and waste disposal codes. Personal use cultivation may also be further restricted, or disallowed, by a building’s owner, management or governing housing association.” Recreational cultivation is limited to six plants.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    8130 Allison Ave.

    La Mesa, CA 91942

    (619) 463-6611

    National City

    In February city representatives joined a forum to learn about the possible impacts of regulating the cannabis market instead of banning it. This marks significant progress considering the city voted to ban all commercial cannabis before the November 2016 election.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    “The licensing and/or operation of marijuana cultivation facilities, marijuana product manufacturing facilities, marijuana testing facilities, marijuana delivery businesses, marijuana storage facilities, retail marijuana stores, marijuana establishments, or any commercial marijuana activity is prohibited.”

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Outdoor cultivation remains illegal; cultivation of more than six plants, even for medical purposes, is also prohibited. Check out the rest of the minor regulations here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    1243 National City Blvd.

    National City, CA 91950

    (619) 928-5035

    Poway

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    No, all types of dispensaries are banned.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    No, both medical and adult use deliveries are banned.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Outdoor cultivation is prohibited. Other than that, indoor cultivation regulations aren’t overly detailed or restrictive. You can read them here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    13325 Civic Center Dr.

    Poway, CA 92064

    (858) 668-4400

    San Marcos

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. All commercial dispensaries and delivery services are prohibited, regardless of medical or adult purposes.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Personal cultivation is limited to six plants no matter how many adults reside at the property, and must be indoor. You can read the rest of the cultivation restrictions here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    1 Civic Center Dr.

    San Marcos, CA 92069

    (760) 744-1050

    Santee

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No way. All cannabis activities are expressly prohibited.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    All cultivation is limited to six plants inside a residence or accessory structure.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    10601 Magnolia Ave.

    Santee, CA 92071

    (619) 258-4100

    Vista

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No, both are banned. However, there’s a limited exception made for caregivers delivering to their patients under Prop 215 regulations.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city of Vista hasn’t addressed personal cultivation in their municipal code, so rules will fall back to state law. Nonetheless, these rules can change on short notice, so it’s best to check with the city first.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    200 Civic Center Dr.

    Vista, CA 92084

    (760) 639-6125

    San Joaquin County

    Lodi

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    All deliveries and dispensaries are banned, including clinics, cooperatives and collectives.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Outdoor cannabis cultivation is prohibited. Indoor growth can’t be apparent from public view and refers to state law for medical and recreational cultivation. View the minimal regulations here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    221 W Pine St.

    Lodi, CA 95240

    (209) 333-6800

    Manteca

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    No. Dispensaries of medical and adult use cannabis are prohibited.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    No. Delivery of recreational and medical marijuana products are expressly prohibited.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Personal cultivation is limited to no more than six plants indoors, or in an accessory greenhouse. The growing area can’t exceed 50 square feet or extend over ten feet high. There’s a short list of additional cultivation code restrictions here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    1001 W Center St.

    Manteca, CA 95337

    (209) 239-8400

    Stockton

    Stockton only allows commercial medical cannabis activities; adult-use dispensaries are prohibited. The city is still in the process of developing its ordinances, so changes are expected soon.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Yes. Stockton currently has two state licensed medical cannabis dispensaries.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Delivery of cannabis is expressly prohibited in the city.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Stockton hasn’t passed any personal cultivation regulations yet.

    Taxes

    Current tax rates are set at 5%. The city council sets the ordinance by resolution. With the 15% excise tax, this will make total taxes on the retail side 20%.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    425 N. El Dorado St.

    Stockton, CA 95202

    Phone: (209) 937-8459

    Fax: (209) 937-8447

    Tracy

    For now, all cannabis activity is banned under a temporary moratorium, but Tracy has been mulling over possible regulations. The moratorium has a sunset clause for the end of the year and will be automatically repealed then, unless it’s replaced.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Tracy bans all dispensaries and delivery services.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The current code goes so far as to ban all cultivation. But since the city technically can’t ban the cultivation of six plants indoors, it’s only necessary to keep cultivation indoors and compliant with minimum state regulations. Expect ordinance changes  soon.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    333 Civic Center Plz.

    Tracy, CA 95376

    (209) 831-6000

    San Luis Obispo County

    San Luis Obispo

    The city has a current ordinance meant to “maintain their status quo” while it explores commercial cannabis options with their community. Check out the regulation suggestions the city’s considering here.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Both dispensaries and deliveries are prohibited for now. Expect possible changes in the future.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    You can grow outdoors, but only a maximum of six plants. Regulations for indoor cultivation simply refer to state law, so the rules aren’t overly restrictive. Examine the minimal cultivation regulations here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    990 Palm St.

    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

    (805) 781-7119

    San Mateo County

    Daly City

    Daly city has an interesting prohibition against smoking cannabis in multi-unit buildings. Likely it’s had complaints in the past.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    For now, commercial cannabis facilities of all types, including dispensaries, are banned.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city doesn’t address personal cultivation in their code, so it’s best to call first and ask if you have any doubts. The ordinances are expected to change this year.

    City Contacts

    333 90th St.

    Daly City, CA 94015

    (650) 991-8000

    Redwood City

    Redwood City is approaching legalization in phases. Eventually, full retail activity will be allowed in the city.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Not yet.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes. The city allows delivery of both adult-use and medical cannabis.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Growing is limited to six plants, indoor only. Outdoor cultivation is strictly outlawed. If you want to learn more about the city and its progress toward full legalization here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    1017 Middlefield Rd.

    Redwood City, CA 94063

    (650) 780-7000

    San Mateo

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    The city currently bans all commercial activity, although it’s likely allow cultivation soon. However, it does allow licensed, Prop 215 compliant collectives to operate; delivery too.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Adult-use cultivation is limited to six plants and must be indoor. Those who wish to collectively cultivate more for medical use must apply for a city license.

    City Contacts

    330 W 20th Ave.

    San Mateo, CA 94403

    (650) 522-7000

    San Francisco County

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    All cannabis retail is banned, regardless of its purpose.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Outdoor cultivation is forbidden. Other than that, there are no additional prohibitions, so refer to state law and check with the city beforehand to ensure a new ordinance hasn’t passed.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    400 Grand Ave.

    South San Francisco, CA 94080

    (650) 877-8504

    Santa Barbara County

    Lompoc

    Lompoc developed a cannabis-friendly ordinance late last year, but it was put on hold while a group of citizens challenged it with a referendum. But the referendum failed to qualify and the ordinance has now been fully enacted.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Yes, both adult-use and medical dispensaries and deliveries are permitted.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city simply refers back to state law for personal cultivation, so it’s okay to grow your six plants in a fully enclosed, locked outdoor area or indoors, as long as you’re compliant with state regulations.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    100 Civic Center Plaza

    Lompoc, CA 93436

    (805) 736-1261

    City of Santa Barbara

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Yes, both adult use and medical dispensaries are allowed in the city, and delivery services are allowed as well.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Cultivation outdoors is allowed at a single family residence; other types of residences can cultivate their six plants indoors, as long as they’re secured. Learn about the rest of the minimal regulations here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    735 Anacapa St.

    Santa Barbara, CA 93101

    (805) 963-0611

    Santa Maria

    Santa Maria is in the process of banning everything but limited deliveries to qualified patients/caregivers that originate outside of the city. The final vote should take place sometime in March. Check out the ban ordinance here.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Nope.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Under the new ordinance you’ll only be able to grow six plants indoors or in an accessory structure.

    City Contacts

    110 E, Cook St.

    Santa Maria, CA 93454

    (805) 925-0951

    Santa Clara County

    Cupertino

    On December 19, 2017 Cupertino voted to ban all cannabis activity, except limited medical deliveries and limited cultivation of six plants. Why? Because “states with legalized recreational marijuana have seen a rise in DUI arrests, emergency room visits and traffic fatalities, as well as an increase in marijuana use among young people.”

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Both medical and adult-use dispensaries are banned in the city.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes. Cupertino allows MMJ delivery, but it must originate from a state-licensed facility located outside the city.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Cultivation is limited to indoors only, and no more than six plants in 36 square feet, no matter how many adults live at the house. There are several other requirements that you can review here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    10300 Torre Ave.

    Cupertino, CA 95014

    (408) 777-3200

    Gilroy

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Sorry, all recreational and medicinal shops are expressly prohibited.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Indoor cultivation of six marijuana plants or less is permitted within a single private residence or inside an accessory structure located at the residence. It must be compliant with the limits and requirements established under California Health and Safety Code Sections 11362.1, 11362.2, 11362.3, 11362.4 and 11362.45 plus any other applicable state laws. Growing outdoors of a private residence is prohibited in accordance with California Health and Safety Code Section 11362.2(b)(3).

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    7351 Rosanna St.

    Gilroy, CA 95020

    (408) 846-0400

    Milpitas

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    No. Dispensaries and deliveries are banned, including non-profit compassion programs.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Only adults 21 and up can grow six plants only inside their residence. Milpitas reserves the right to add more restrictions later, but for now state law guides indoor cultivation. Find the minimal indoor cultivation requirements in “Prohibited Uses” section.

    City Contacts

    455 E Calaveras Blvd.

    Milpitas, CA 95035

    (408) 586-3000

    Mountain View

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No, Mountain View currently outlaws all types of cannabis sales. However, it’s developing a commercial cannabis ordinance schedule to be ready by the end of the year.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Individuals may grow up to six plants for personal use either indoors or outdoors.

    City Contacts

    Planning Division

    Clarissa Burke

    (650) 903-6306

    clarissa.burke@moutainview.gov

    Palo Alto

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    No. Dispensaries are banned.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes. Palo Alto specifically allows deliveries, but they’ll have to originate from outside the city because of the ban.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Outdoor cultivation was prohibited, but the ordinance had a sunset clause that’s since passed. Palo Alto defaults to state regulations allowing outdoor cultivation in a closed, locked structure.

    Taxes

    Since deliveries must originate outside the city, the tax rate will depend on the area you order from.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    250 Hamilton Ave.

    Palo Alto, CA 94301

    (650) 329-2100

    San Jose

    San Jose isn’t taking any applications for new commercial cannabis operations. But, it does already have 16 medical dispensaries in town that are authorized (by the city at least), to sell adult-use.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Definitely. In fact, San Jose is being so helpful that it’s even provided a public list of approved dispensaries that you can order from. There are only six dispensaries so far that have been authorized to deliver, but there are several more brick and mortar stores. BUT, you can’t get commercial cannabis if you’re 21, even if you are a medical patient.

    Their rule is similar to the prohibition on patients under 21 in Santa Ana.

    6.88.212.5 – Delivery.

    “Delivery” means the transporting and transfer of cannabis from the location of the collective or cannabis business to a medical cannabis patient or primary caregiver, or to another person age twenty-one (21) or older, located at another property, location, or premises.

    Additionally, it states clearly on their city website that no one under the age of 21 can enter a dispensary at all, whether medical or recreational. “No person under the age of 21 shall be allowed at the location. The collective or cannabis business shall verify the age of every person entering the premises with an electronic age verification device (6.88.440.F);

    And, their code instructs that “no medical cannabis transfers shall be made by a collective to a person under the age of 21 (6.88.440.G.)”

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    San Jose requires all personal grows to be indoors. Your six plants can be cultivated inside or in a secure accessory building on the same property where you live (you’ll also need permission from your landlord if you rent). The city prohibits using CO2 in growing and in extraction methods that use CO2, propane, butane or other volatile chemicals.

    Taxes

    All marijuana businesses are taxed locally at a rate of 10% of gross receipts. Adult sales have a total retail tax of 34.25% while medical retail sales are taxed at 25%.

    You’ll only notice the prices going up 15% for the excise tax because the city has had their cannabis taxes in place since 2015. Some shops with an M license may offer discounts for patients with only a doctor’s recommendation, though no state MMID.

    Remember, it’s just a voluntary discount if there’s no MMID attached to the sale. They’re still responsible for covering the state sales tax difference, so don’t expect the discount to remain in effect for long.

    City Contacts

    San Jose City Hall

    200 E. Santa Clara St.

    San Jose, CA 95113

    (408) 535-3500

    Last Updated August 2018

    City of Santa Clara

    The city council voted last November to place a temporary moratorium on all commercial cannabis activity.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No, but the city’s moratorium ends in 2019 unless another restrictive ordinance is enacted.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Cultivation is indoor only and for six plants per household. The city has fairly restrictive regulations for lighting, ventilation, and living areas. You can read the rest of the regulations here.

    City Contacts

    1500 Warburton Ave.

    Santa Clara, CA 95050

    (408) 615-2200

    Sunnyvale

    Sunnyvale’s citizens voted 59% in favor of Prop 64. So, naturally, the city leaders banned every conceivable cannabis activity allowed by state law.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. You’ll need to leave the city to purchase cannabis.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Sunnyvale has very specific regulations: all residents are limited to six plants, indoor only.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    456 W Olive Ave.

    Sunnyvale, CA 94086

    (408) 730-7500

    Santa Cruz County

    City of Santa Cruz

    Santa Cruz may win the award for most accommodating city government in the state. Not only are their laws fairly reasonable, but it even created a handy flowchart to explain their regulations in the simplest way possible.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Yes, for both adult-use and medical.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes to both.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    You can grow six plants per residence either indoors or outdoors. The city’s removed their ordinances for personal medical cultivation, so those who wish to grow more than six for medicinal reasons should check with the city for instructions.

    Taxes

    All retail outlets are currently required to pay 7% of gross receipts. This’ll set the total retail tax for adult-use at 30.5% (15% excise, 7% local and 8.5% state sales tax). Total medical retail tax will be 22% (15% excise and 7% local).

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    809 Center St.

    Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    (831) 420-5030

    Watsonville

    Watsonville is still working on their cannabis regulations, so it may take until 2019 before the city has all of them hammered out.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    275 Main St., Suite 400

    Watsonville, CA 95076

    (831) 768-3010

    Shasta County

    Redding

    Redding hasn’t completed the entire process to enact their proposed commercial cannabis ordinance, but it was approved for first reading on March 6. Review the complete proposed ordinance here.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    The proposed ordinance would allow both adult-use and medicinal cannabis delivery and storefront dispensaries.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Outdoor cultivation is prohibited. Residents will be required to apply for an application to cultivate the state-allowed six plants indoor on their property. A fee will be required, but the council has yet to established the amount. Check out the remainder of the proposed cultivation restrictions starting at Section 6.12.030.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    777 Cypress Ave.

    (530) 225-4002

    Sierra County

    Loyalton

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    There is no place in Sierra County that allows commercial cannabis activity, but you can get delivery to any residential location in California due to the new regulations. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 605 School St. Loyalton ​Ca. 96118 530-993-6750

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Siskiyou County

    Dunsmuir

    Medical Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    Dunsmuir only allows medical cannabis activity, but you can get recreational delivery to any residential location in California due to the new regulations. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 5915 Dunsmuir Ave, Dunsmuir, CA 96025 (530) 235-4822

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Solano County

    Fairfield

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. Both medical and recreational cannabis dispensaries and deliveries remain illegal.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city imposes “seven reasonable regulations” which you can review on page 11. Outdoor cultivation is prohibited and indoor cultivation is limited to six plants in the residence or in an accessory structure.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    1000 Webster St.

    Fairfield, CA 94533

    (707) 428-7394

    Vacaville

    The city currently has a moratorium on all cannabis activity, but it plans to have an ordinance ready to present to the people this spring, 2018.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    For now, the city blanket bans every cannabis activity, including delivery. Read the language here.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city hasn’t addressed Prop 64, which is why it needs to have its updated ordinance ready soon. Meanwhile, cultivation rules fall back to state law.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    650 Merchant Street

    Vacaville, CA 95688

    (707) 449-5100

    Vallejo  

    Vallejo still has an ad hoc committee working on how to proceed with adult-use businesses. However, it’s already adopted emergency ordinances to allow commercial medical businesses.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Yes, but only medical for now.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    No. The city’s current ordinance forbids marijuana transactions that take place outside dispensaries. The relevant regulation is on page 6. This may change in the near future as Vallejo’s committee explores additional options.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Vallejo is still putting its ordinances together, so check with the city before beginning personal cultivation.

    Taxes

    Vallejo has a marijuana business tax of 10% of gross receipts. This will put total tax for medical cannabis at 25% (15% excise tax and 10% local).

    City Contacts

    Joanna Altman

    Assistant to the City Manager

    Joanna.Altman@CityofVallejo.net

    (707) 648-4362

    Sonoma County

    Petaluma

    Petaluma allows testing, manufacturing and delivery-only retailers.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    No, all dispensaries are banned.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes. Up to two delivery-only businesses are allowed for both recreational and medical use. The city also allows MMJ delivery from primary caregivers outside the city to their patients.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Outside cultivation remains legal, as long as it’s in a fully enclosed and secure structure. It can also be combined with indoor cultivation, “such that the total number of living cannabis plants at the private residence, including indoor and outdoor cultivation, does not exceed a total of six living cannabis plants.” Indoor growing has additional lighting and electrical restrictions found here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    11 English St.

    Petaluma, CA 94952

    (707) 778-4345

    Rohnert Park

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. All deliveries and dispensaries are prohibited.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Rohnert Park requires all cannabis to be grown indoors and limits cultivators to six plants, regardless of usage. Cultivation cannot occur in an accessory structure or greenhouse. Up to 100 square feet and 1,200 watts can be used. A few other restrictions can be found here.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    130 Avram Ave.

    Rohnert Park, CA 94928

    (707) 588-2226

    Santa Rosa

    On December 19, 2017 the city of Santa Rosa voted to allow all commercial cannabis.

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Yes, both adult and medical.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes, both adult and medical.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city limits cultivation to six plants only grown indoors, whether medical or recreational. It does allow two plants to be grown outdoor instead of six indoor, but the plants must be locked and hidden from public view. Outdoor cultivation cannot be adjacent to a public school. Find more information on page 22.

    Taxes

    The city charges an additional 3% for adult-use, but does not charge extra tax for medical sales. This will put total adult-use tax at 26.625% (15% excise, 3% local and 8.625% state sales) and total medical tax at only 15% (the state excise tax). Santa Rosa cannabis customers with an MMID have one of the lowest cannabis tax rates in the state.

    City Contacts

    Andrew Trippel, Permits

    (707) 543-3223

    Clare Hartman, Comprehensive Cannabis Policy

    (707) 543-3185

    David Guhin, Cannabis Tax

    (707) 543-4299

    Stanislaus County

    Modesto

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Yes, from both recreational and medical dispensaries.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    No. Oddly, the city has decided to allow up to 10 dispensaries but no deliveries, even for medical use.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city limits personal cultivation to six plants per residence, indoor only, no matter how many adults or qualified patients live there.

    Taxes

    Modesto has a 10% local cannabis tax on gross receipts across the board, whether medical or recreational. That’ll make the total recreational tax 32.875% (15% excise, 10% local and 7.875% local sales) and total medical tax 25% (15% excise and 10% local).

    City Contacts

    City Clerk’s Office

    Physical Address:

    1010 10th St.

    Modesto, CA 95354

    Mailing Address:

    P.O. Box 642

    Modesto, CA 95353

    Phone: (209) 577-5396

    Fax: (209) 571-5152

    Turlock

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    No. All commercial cannabis operations are prohibited in the city. Deliveries originating from or ending in Turlock are also prohibited.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Turlock doesn’t have any ordinances listed for personal cultivation, although it’s considering several options. So, for now, it reverts to state law. It’s a good idea to periodically check with the city to see if it’s adopted an ordinance.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    156 S Broadway

    Turlock, CA 95380

    (209) 668-5540

    Sutter County

    Live Oak

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    All cities and unincorporated areas completely ban commercial cannabis, but thanks to the new state regulations, cannabis can be delivered to any residential address in the state. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 9955 Live Oak Boulevard Live Oak, CA 95953 (530) 695-2112

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Tehama County

    Corning

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    Corning doesn’t allow any commercial cannabis activity, but you can get delivery to any residential location in California due to the new regulations. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 794 Third St. Corning, CA 96021 (530) 824-7033

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Trinity County

    Medical Storefront: No

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    Trinity County bans all commercial cannabis activity, but you can get recreational delivery to any residential location in California due to the new regulations. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    County Contacts: 11 Court St, Weaverville, CA 96093 (530) 623-1217

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Tulare County

    Porterville

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Nope. All cannabis shops and delivery services are prohibited.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The permitted six plants can grow indoors or outdoors in a fully secured, locked location that’s not publicly visible.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    291 N Main St.

    Porterville, CA 93257

    (559) 782-7499

    Tulare

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Yes! The two existing medical dispensaries were grandfathered in, but all other adult-use and medical cannabis businesses are illegal.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Medical delivery is allowed, so it’s a good idea to hang on to your recommendation.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Outdoor cultivation is prohibited. Indoor cultivation must comply with a few simple regulations. Unfortunately, Tulare also requires registering with the police to grow.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    411 E Kern Ave.

    Tulare, CA 93274

    (559) 685-2300

    Visalia

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary or Delivery?

    Both medical and adult-use dispensaries and delivery services are illegal.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Personal medical cultivation is limited to 12 plants total per indoor parcel. Their ordinance doesn’t refer to adult-use growing.

    City Contacts

    The City of Visalia

    707 W. Acequia Ave.

    Visalia, CA 93291

    Phone: (559) 713-4300

    Fax: (559) 713-4800

    City Government Office

    220 N Santa Fe St.mo

    Visalia, Ca 93292

    (559) 713-4512

    Tuolumne County

    Sonora

    Medical Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    Sonora only allows medical commercial cannabis activity, but you can get recreational delivery to any residential location in California due to the new regulations. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 94 Washington St. Sonora, CA, 95370 (209) 532-4541

    Last Updated 3/8/2019

    Ventura County

    Camarillo

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    No. The city bans both medical and recreational dispensaries.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes, but only medicinal cannabis. Specifically, “deliveries of medical cannabis by a caregiver to a qualified patient subject to the following requirements: (1) Deliveries are only permitted to occur from the hours of 7:00 am to 8:00 pm; (2) the delivery must be in an unmarked vehicle; and (3) deliveries are only permitted to a private residence.”

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Outdoor cultivation isn’t allowed, and growing indoors is restricted to “no more than six plants inside a private residence (or in a secured residential accessory structure) subject to three requirements: (a) written consent of Property Owner; (b) compliance with Building Code; and (c) no gas products (CO2, butane, etc.)”

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    601 Carmen Dr.

    Camarillo, CA 93010

    (805) 388-5300

    Additionally, contact City Attorney Brian Pierik with any questions regarding the City Ordinance at 805-388-5308.

    Simi Valley

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Medical and adult-use dispensaries are prohibited in Simi Valley.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Unfortunately, all deliveries are illegal too.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Outdoor cultivation is also prohibited. There aren’t specific regulations for indoor cultivation just yet.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    2929 Tapo Canyon Rd

    Simi Valley, CA 93063

    (805) 583-6700

    Activist Organization

    Simi Valley Medical Marijuana Alliance

    Thousand Oaks

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Thousand Oaks allows only one medical dispensary and one testing laboratory.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Strangely, the city forbids outside deliveries into the city as well, so it’s established a monopoly on their one legal dispensary.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    A maximum of six plants can be grown in a secured, locked location, either indoors or outside, and can’t be publicly visible. You can read the additional cultivation regulations on page 33.

    Taxes

    The city will vote in November 2018 to establish the tax rate for Thousand Oak’s single dispensary and testing lab.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.

    Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

    (805) 449-2400

    Ventura

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    No, all cannabis purchases are prohibited.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes. Ventura allows limited medical cannabis delivery from services located outside the city.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    The city refers back to state law and Health and Safety Code Section 11362.777 for medical cultivation. Recreational growth is limited to six plants, no matter how many adults live at the residence. Plants may be grown in a greenhouse, but must be fully enclosed; otherwise, outdoor cultivation is illegal. Read the rest of the regulations here.

    City Contacts

    501 Poli St.

    Ventura, CA 93001

    (805) 654-7800

    Yolo County

    Davis

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Yes. The city allows both adult-use and medical dispensaries.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes, but if the delivery company originates outside the city, it must apply for a delivery permit with Davis and pay a non-refundable fee.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Cannabis can be grown indoors or outdoors. If the cultivator isn’t a medical patient or caregiver, the total number of plants, indoor and outdoor combined, can’t exceed six. If the cultivator is a primary caregiver or patient, then the total number of outdoor plants can’t exceed six; the rest of the plants have to be grown indoors. Other than that, there are a few rules seen here.

    Taxes

    Davis requires a 10% tax on gross receipts for all cannabis businesses. This will make the total adult use tax 33.25% (15% excise, 10% local, 8.25% sales tax) and the total medical use tax 25% (15% excise and 10% local).

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    23 Russell Blvd.

    Davis, CA 95616

    (530) 757-5602

    West Sacramento

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    No. Both medical and adult-use dispensaries are prohibited.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes. Medicinal and non-medicinal cannabis deliveries are allowed by state-licensed dispensaries, retailers, microbusinesses or nonprofits if they originate outside of the city.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Outdoor cultivation is illegal. “Indoor cultivation of cannabis shall only be conducted within a detached, fully enclosed and secure structure or within a residential structure conforming to the following minimum standards.”

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    1110 W Capitol Ave.

    West Sacramento, CA 95691

    (916) 617-4500

    Woodland

    Can I Purchase from a Dispensary?

    Woodland prohibits all dispensaries.

    Can I Get Delivery?

    Yes. Cannabis deliveries originating outside the city are allowed, so long as the business has a delivery permit.

    What Are the Rules for Growing My Own?

    Cultivation must be indoors in a residence or accessory structure and limited to six plants, no matter how many adults live there or how many qualified patients a primary caregiver grows for. Woodland doesn’t restrict cultivating for medical purposes for up to five qualified patients, only the total number of plants grown.

    City Contacts

    City Hall

    300 1st St.

    Woodland, CA 95695

    (530) 661-5800

    Yuba County

    Marysville

    Medical Storefront: Yes

    Recreational Storefront: No

    Medical Non-Storefront: No

    Recreational Non-Storefront: No

    Marysville only allows commercial cannabis storefronts, not delivery. But that’s a moot point since delivery is allowed everywhere in California now. You can check with Nugg to see where your nearest licensed recreational delivery service is located.

    City Contacts: 526 C St. Marysville, CA 95901 (530) 749-3901

    Last Updated 3/8/2019
     




    About Deb Tharp

    Deb Tharp is a cannabis activist, consultant, and writer. She began her cannabis activism at the age of 18, helping local candidates campaign door-to-door in the Midwest. Little did she know that the plant would save her husband's life a decade later. After watching him recover from the ravages of kidney failure and add 60 pounds to his skeletal frame in a matter of months, she was convinced that the war on weed must end. She ran for State Assembly in 2010 while completing her bachelor's degree at University of California, Irvine. She stood little chance of winning as one of the state's last Libertarian candidates, but she did manage to bring cannabis legalization to the forefront of the public debate. Little more than a year later, she was publicly arrested while gathering signatures for a local ballot initiative in Orange County. She fired back at the county by qualifying Measure CC in Santa Ana under Kandice Hawes' of OC Norml’s expert leadership. In the following years, she authored, qualified and helped to qualify over a dozen local legalization ballot initiatives across the state while teaching other activists how to do the same. She currently writes for Nugg, the nation's largest online cannabis marketplace, while pursuing her law degree at Taft Law School and will graduate in 2021.


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