Madera County, officially the County of Madera, is a county at the geographic center of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 150,865. The county seat is Madera. Madera County comprises the Madera, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Fresno-Madera, CA Combined Statistical Area. It is located in the eastern San Joaquin Valley and the central Sierra Nevada. The southeastern-most part of Yosemite National Park is located in the county’s northeast.
Regulations for Cannabis Related Commercial Activity
County Board of Supervisors
Madera Municipal Code § 4-15.01 PURPOSE AND INTENT
- (A) It is the purpose of this chapter to promote the health, safety, morals, general welfare, and enjoyment of private property of the residents within the city by restricting the public use and consumption of marijuana for medical purposes and by regulating the individual cultivation of medical marijuana .
§ 4-15.03 REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO THE CULTIVATION OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA
To the extent that the city is required to allow the cultivation of medical marijuana under state law, the rules set forth in this chapter shall apply. Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to permit medical marijuana dispensaries otherwise prohibited by this chapter.
- (A) Secure enclosed structure. The cultivation of medical marijuana shall at all times only occur within a fully enclosed and adequately secured building having at least four solid walls and roof of masonry, metal, or wood, and standard locks, but not within any portion of a building or structure dedicated to living space.
- (B) The building within which cultivation of medical marijuana occurs, and any improvements within such building, shall meet all applicable building and zoning requirements (including but not limited to required setbacks, height limitations, and fire sprinkler requirements), and the structure and improvements themselves shall have been properly permitted and inspected.
- (C) The total area dedicated to cultivation of medical marijuana shall be limited to a total of 100 square feet per parcel.
8.87.040 – Medical marijuana cultivation regulations.
A. Medical marijuana cultivation on any one parcel of real property is limited to one of the following areas:
1. One room within a single family dwelling that does not exceed one hundred twenty square feet.
2. One detached, outdoor structure, enclosed and covered, where the cultivation is concealed from view, and where the cultivation area does not exceed one hundred twenty square feet.
B. Cultivation is not permitted within commercial or industrial zone districts.
C. Cultivation may only be conducted by the owner or a tenant with the consent of the owner of the subject property.
D. Cultivation may not occur within two thousand feet of an institutional use, such as, but not limited to, a church, school, or other public building.
E. The primary caregiver or qualified patient must reside at the subject property where cultivation occurs.
(Ord. No. 525TT, § 1, 4-9-13; Ord. No. 525RR, § 1 (Exh. A), 3-13-12)
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Madera Muncipal Code § 4-15.03 REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO THE CULTIVATION OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA
- To the extent that the city is required to allow the cultivation of medical marijuana under state law, the rules set forth in this chapter shall apply. Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to permit medical marijuana dispensaries otherwise prohibited by this chapter.
Madera Muncipal Code § 18.88.015 – Prohibited uses.
The following land uses are prohibited in all zoning districts:
A. Medical marijuana dispensaries;
B. Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, the sale or distribution of a controlled substance under federal or state law shall not be a permitted use on any property or in any building or structure in any zone throughout the county, unless the person or entity selling or distributing the controlled substance has all applicable state and federal pharmaceutical licenses. This prohibition shall not interfere with the individual rights of qualified persons to participate in collectives or cooperatives in order to possess or use marijuana for medical purposes as provided for by the voters of the state of California under the Compassionate Use Act of 1966 and of the California Legislature under Senate Bill 420 (2003).
(Ord. No. 525MM, § 4, 9-22-09)
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