Amador County

Regulations for Cannabis Related Commercial Activity

County Description

Amador County, officially the County of Amador, is a county located in the U.S. state of California, in the Sierra Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 38,091. The county seat is Jackson. Amador County bills itself as “The Heart of the Mother Lode” and lies within the Gold Country. There is a substantial viticultural industry in the county.

Political Statistics

County Board of Supervisors

State Senate

CA State Senate (District 8)
Senator Tom Berryhill -REP

State Assembly

CA State Assembly (District 5)
Assembly Member Frank Bigelow -DEM

US Congress

U.S. Congress – House of Representatives – (4th District)
Senator Tom McClintock -DEM

US Senators

U.S. Senators –State of California
Kamala D. Harris and Diane Feinstein



Amador Municipal Code 19.86.050 Marijuana cultivation and related activities prohibited

  • A. The cultivation, manufacture, and distribution of marijuana is prohibited in all unincorporated areas of the county, including, but not limited to, the following:
    • 1. Indoor and outdoor cultivation of marijuana.
    • 2. Marijuana distribution as defined by Section 19300.5 (p) of California Business and Professions Code as it now reads or as amended.
    • 3. Marijuana manufacturing as defined by Section 19300.5(y) of California Business and Professions Code as it now reads or as amended.
    • 4. Marijuana nurseries as defined by Section 19300.5(ah) of California Business and Professions Code as it now reads or as amended.
    • 5. Marijuana testing laboratories as defined by Section 19300.5(z) of California Business and Professions Code as it now reads or as amended.
  • B. This section shall not apply to cultivation of medical marijuana by a qualified patient cultivating medical marijuana only for his or her own personal medical use and who does not sell, distribute, donate, or provide marijuana to any other person or entity, or by a primary caregiver cultivating medical marijuana only for the personal medical use of specified qualified patients for whom he or she is the primary caregiver within the meaning of Health and Safety Code Section 11362.7; provided, that cultivation of medical marijuana is in compliance with all the following conditions:
    • 1. Cultivation is limited to an area measuring a maximum of one hundred square feet on any parcel, and in no event shall the total number of mature or immature plants on any parcel exceed twelve regardless of the number of qualified patients or caregivers. The area used to cultivate medical marijuana shall be measured from the outer edge of the marijuana plant canopy and includes the aggregate area, including the space between plants, whether indoor or outdoor.
    • 8. Cultivation may occur only on a parcel with a permitted dwelling unit that is permanently occupied by the qualified patient or the primary caregiver.



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19.84.030 Medical marijuana dispensaries prohibited

It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to locate or operate a medical marijuana dispensary in any zoning district in the unincorporated area of Amador County. (Ord. 1755 (1/26/16) §1 (part), 2016).

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