California Medical Marijuana Guidelines Survey

Looking for local guidelines and ordinances?

With the passage of the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA), the California Legislature has enacted a regulatory framework for medical cannabis.  Similarly, Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), has established a regulatory framework for adult use.  Both are dual-licensing systems, meaning that a local permit is ordinarily needed in addition to a state license, giving local jurisdictions precise local control over commercial cannabis activity.  While some local jurisdictions have issued local permits, California has yet to issue any state licenses.


Caution:  This information is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice; please consult with a lawyer for legal advice. Guidelines, regulations, and ordinances are constantly changing, so please issue your own California Public Records Act request to obtain the most recent version straight from local authorities.


Implementation of Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) and Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA):
Click on links 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.