Merced County

Regulations for Cannabis Related Commercial Activity

County Description

Merced County (/mərˈsɛd/ mər-sed), is a county located in the northern San Joaquin Valley section of the Central Valley, in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 255,793. The county seat is Merced. The county is named after the Merced River.

Merced County comprises the Merced, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Modesto-Merced, CA Combined Statistical Area. It is located north of Fresno County and Fresno, and southeast of Santa Clara County and San Jose.

Updated: 12/1/17

Political Statistics

County Board of Supervisors

State Senate

CA State Senate (District 12)
Senator Anthony Cannella -REP

State Assembly

CA State Assembly (District 21)
Assembly Member Adam Gray -DEM

US Congress

U.S. Congress – House of Representatives (16th District)
Senator Jim Costa -DEM

US Senators

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

CULTIVATION

BANNED

Merced County Municipal Code

9.29.50 Prohibition  of Commercial  Cannabis Activity

  1. Unless specifically allowed under subdivision B of this section, commercial cannabis activity, to the fullest extent permitted under State !av,, is prohibited and declared unlavvful and a public nuisance in all zoning districts and all of the unincorporated territory of the County. The approval of any application for a State license issued under Division 10 of the Business and Professions Code violates the County’s prohibition of commercial cannabis

MANUFACTURING

BANNED

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RETAIL

BANNED

Merced Municipal Code

9.25.50

B. Deliveries from  M-Type  10,  medical  retailer  licensees, located  outside the unincorporated areas of Merced County.

Exempt from the ban on commercial cannabis activity set forth in subdivision “A” above, the delivery of medical cannabis to qualified patients or primary caregivers within the unincorporated areas of Merced County provided all of the following requirements are met:

  1. Only M-Type 10 licensed retailers, as set forth in Division 10 of the Business and Professions Code, whose licensed premise is located outside the unincorporated areas of Merced County, who possess a valid and current State retailer license that has been designated for commercial medicinal cannabis activity and are operating in compliance with the applicable laws and regulations of the local jurisdiction in which the licensed retailer is physicaily iocaied shall be allowed to provide medical cannabis delivery to a qualified patient or primary caregiver in the unincorporated areas of Merced County; and
  2. Prior to commencing cannabis deliveries to qualified patients or primary caregivers in the unincorporated areas of Merced County, a licensed retailer shall register with the County of Merced Sheriff’s Department and provide proof acceptable to the Sheriff’s Department that the retailer is licensed under the applicable laws of the State of California and operating in compliance with the applicable laws and regulations of the local jurisdiction in which the cannabis dispensary is located; and
  3. Prior to commencing medical cannabis deliveries to qualified patients or primary caregivers in the unincorporated areas of Merced County, a licensed retailer shall provide the Sheriff’s Department with the names, ages and driver’s license numbers of all persons who will be conducting the deliveries. The licensed retailer shall notify the Sheriff’s Department of any changes in the identities of the persons conducting the deliveries within twenty-four (24) hours of any change in that information; and
  1. Thereafter, on an annual basis and prior to July 1 of each year, the licensed retailer shall provide the Sheriff’s Department \”lith proof that the licensed retailer continues to be licensed under the applicable laws of the State of California and is authorized to operate in the local jurisdiction in  which  the  licensed  retailer  is located. In addition to this annual reporting requirement, the licensed retailer shall promptly report any thefts of cannabis  or money related  to the delivery  of  cannabis in Merced County to the Merced County Sheriff’s  Department;  and
  2. Prior to commencing cannabis deliveries to qualified patients or primary caregivers in the unincorporated areas of Merced County, a licensed retailer shall obtain, and adhere to the conditions imposed on, a business license to operate in Merced County as required under Title 6, Chapter 6.02 of the Merced County

C. This ordinance shall not be construed to prevent the transportation of cannabis or cannabis products on public roads by a licensee transporting cannabis or cannabis products in compliance with state

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