Butte County

Regulations for Cannabis Related Commercial Activity

County Description

Butte County is a county located in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 220,000. The county seat is Oroville. Butte County comprises the Chico, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located in the California Central Valley, north of the state capital of Sacramento. Butte County is known as the “Land of Natural Wealth and Beauty.”

Butte County is watered by the Feather River and the Sacramento River. Butte Creek and Big Chico Creek are additional perennial streams, both tributary to the Sacramento. The county is the home of California State University, Chico and of Butte College.

Butte County Marijuana Ordinance Page

Updated: 7/23/17

Political Statistics

County Board of Supervisors

State Senate

CA State Senate (District 4)
Senator Jim Nielsen-REP

State Assembly

CA State Assembly (District 1 and District 3)
Assembly Member  Brian Dahle – REP and Assembly Member James Gallagher – REP

US Congress

U.S. Congress – House of Representatives – (1st District)
Senator Doug LaMalfa – REP

US Senators

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

CULTIVATION

APPROVED

Butte County Municipal Code: 34A-4 – Nuisance declared; cultivation restrictions. modified

  • (a) The cultivation of marijuana on any parcel that does not satisfy the definition of a premises contained herein is hereby declared to be a public nuisance that may be abated in accordance with this chapter.
  • (b) The cultivation of marijuana plants exceeding the following square footage limitations, on any premises is hereby declared to be unlawful and a public nuisance that may be abated in accordance with this chapter:
    • (1) If the premises is one-half (0.5) of an acre in size or less, plants may be cultivated in a single cultivation area no larger than fifty (50) square feet. The cultivation area shall be measured from the outer edge of the marijuana plant canopy and not the stalk. The cultivation area shall have one (1) or more recommendations associated with the plants. The cultivation area must be located inside a detached structure that is no larger than one hundred twenty (120) square feet in size;
    • (2) If the premises is greater than one-half (0.5) of an acre in size but less than five (5) acres in size, a single cultivation area no larger than fifty (50) square feet may be devoted to the cultivation of marijuana on the premises. The cultivation area shall be measured from the outer edge of the marijuana plant canopy and not the stalk. The cultivation area shall have one (1) or more recommendations associated with the plants. The cultivation area may be either indoors or outdoors;
    • (3) If the premises is equal to or greater than five (5) acres in size but less than ten (10) acres in size, a single cultivation area no larger than one hundred (100) square feet may be devoted to the cultivation of marijuana on the premises. The cultivation area shall be measured from the outer edge of the marijuana plant canopy and not the stalk. The cultivation area shall have at least one (1) recommendation for every fifty (50) square feet of plants. The cultivation area may be either indoors or outdoors;
    • (4) If the premises is equal to or greater than ten (10) acres in size, a single cultivation area no larger than one hundred fifty (150) square feet may be devoted to the cultivation of marijuana on the premises. The cultivation area shall be measured from the outer edge of the marijuana plant canopy and not the stalk. The cultivation area shall have at least one (1) recommendation for every fifty (50) square feet of plants. The cultivation area may be either indoors or outdoors.
  • (c) The limitations of Section 34A-4(b) shall be imposed regardless of the number of qualified patients or primary caregivers residing at the premises or participating directly or indirectly in the cultivation. Further, such limitations shall be imposed notwithstanding any assertion that the persons(s) cultivating marijuana are the primary caregiver(s) for qualified patients or that such persons(s) are collectively or cooperatively cultivating marijuana. And further, all persons(s) cultivating marijuana on the premises or participating directly or indirectly in the cultivation must be Butte County residents.
  • (d) The single cultivation area shall consist of one (1) contiguous space. The length and width of the single cultivation area shall not exceed a ratio of two (2) to one (1).
    (Ord. No. 4051, § 1, 2-26-13; Ord. No. 4075, § 2, 2-11-14; Ord. No. 4107, 1-26-16

MANUFACTURING

BANNED

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RETAIL

BANNED

24-166 – Marijuana dispensaries.

Marijuana dispensaries shall be a prohibited use within Butte County. (Ord. No. 4062, § 1, 9-10-13)

 

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