California Medical Marijuana Guidelines Survey

Looking for local guidelines and ordinances?

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) is working on drafting regulations pursuant to the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA).
The Bureau has prepared an Initial Study/Proposed Negative Declaration (IS/ND) which is huge at 491 pages; however, it contains three very helpful summaries.

These summaries have been extracted for your convenience and can be downloaded by clicking the image below or here.

The summaries are:

Table C-1: Summary of County Ordinances (as of August 17, 2017)

Table C-2. Summary of Ordinances in the Ten Largest California Cities (by population) (as of August 17. 2017)

Table C-3. Summary of Regulations in Other States that Have Passed Legislation Authorizing Adult Use of Cannabis (as of August 17, 2017)

These official summaries provide helpful information to: 1) regulators seeking guidance from other local jurisdictions, 2) entrepreneurs looking for cannabis-friendly local jurisdictions issuing local permits, and 3) those who seek to understand cannabis policy in California and other states that have passed legislation authorizing the adult use of cannabis.

NOTE: Ordinances, laws, and regulations are in a state of evolution, and change from day to day.  The official summaries are current as of August 17, 2017, meaning they are probably already out of date.  We cannot guarantee the accuracy of these official summaries, which are provided for informational purposes.

Implementation of Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA):
Click on the  links to the right to see information about each of California's 58 counties.
Please note that some documents are downloadable PDF files; others are links to external sites.