California Medical Marijuana Guidelines Survey

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Santa Clara County

Division B26 Medicinal Marijuana Dispensaries

Division B26.5 Medicinal Marijuana Cultivation

Santa Clara City Response (June 24, 2013)

Santa Clara Response (June 14, 2013)

Santa Clara County Response (June 21, 2013)


Attorney General Guidelines (August 2009)

Police Guidelines (2012) 

Zoning Ordinance (July 15, 2008)

Zoning ResolutioN (June 10, 2008)

Los Altos

City Ban on Dispensaries (January 12, 2010)

Figueroa PRA 6.6.12 (June 6, 2012)

Morgan Hill

Ordinance 2015 (June 17, 2011)


Municipal Code (June 25, 2012)


Zoning Ordinance (July 6, 2011)

Santa Clara

Santa Clara Police Department Operations Manual 43.1 (April, 2006)


18.102.010 Operation of medical marijuana dispensaries prohibited.

Medical marijuana dispensaries, as defined in SCCC 18.06.010, are prohibited uses in all zoning districts in the City of Santa Clara and no type of permit or license will be issued therefor. (Ord. 1888 § 3, 8-16-11).

18.102.020 Violation – Penalty.

Pursuant to SCCC 1.05.070, the City, in its prosecutorial discretion, may enforce violation(s) of the provisions of this chapter as a criminal, civil and/or administrative action. (Ord. 1888 § 3, 8-16-11).

18.102.030 Public nuisance.

Any use or condition caused or permitted to exist in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be and is hereby declared a public nuisance and may be abated by the City pursuant to any applicable enforcement procedures set forth in SCCC Titles 18 and/or 18, as determined by the City. (Ord. 1888 § 3, 8-16-11).

San Jose

San Jose Medical Marijuana Website (February 14, 2012)


Sunnyvale Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Use Permit Criteria and Procedures

Sunnyvale Municipal Medical Marijuana Ordinance (City Code)