San Benito County

Regulations for Cannabis Related Commercial Activity

County Description

San Benito County is a county located in the Coast Range Mountains of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 55,269. The county seat is Hollister. San Benito County is included in the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area. El Camino Real passes through the county and includes one mission in San Juan Bautista.

Political Statistics

County Board of Supervisors

State Senate

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

State Assembly

CA State Assembly (District 30)
Assembly Member Luis Alejo -DEM

US Congress

U.S. Congress – House of Representatives (20th District)
Sam Farr -DEM

US Senators

U.S. Senators –State of California
Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein

CULTIVATION

APPROVED

Medical Marijuana is Permitted Pursuant to Cal. Health and Safety Code Section 11362.77

No current regulations exist permitting the commercial cultivation of cannabis.

MANUFACTURING

BANNED

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RETAIL

BANNED

ARTICLE VI. MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES
§ 25.29.160 PROHIBITION OF ESTABLISHING OR OPERATION OF MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES

  • (A) The establishment, development, construction, maintenance, or operation of a marijuana dispensary is hereby prohibited, and is not a permitted use in any zoning district, even if located within an otherwise permitted use. No person shall establish, develop, construct, maintain, or operate a marijuana dispensary, and no application for a building permit, use permit, variance, or any other entitlement authorizing the establishment, development, construction, maintenance, or operation of any marijuana dispensary shall be approved by the County of San Benito or any officer or employee thereof.
  • (C) This section shall not affect the right to possess, use or cultivate marijuana for medicinal purposes as it is presently authorized by the laws of the State of California as set forth in the Cal. Health and Safety Code, Cal. Penal Code, or other state law, or by any federal law.
  • (D) The word MARIJUANA shall have the same meaning as that set forth in Cal. Health and Safety Code § 11018. The term “medical marijuana” is marijuana used for medicinal purposes in strict accordance with Cal. Health and Safety Code §§ 11362.5 and §§ 11362.7 et seq.

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