San Diego County

Regulations for Cannabis Related Commercial Activity

County Description

San Diego County is a county located in the southwestern corner of the state of California, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,095,313. making it the second-most populous county in California and the fifth-most populous in the United States. Its county seat is San Diego, the eighth-most populous city in the United States. It is the south-westernmost county in the 48 contiguous United States.

San Diego County comprises the San Diego-Carlsbad Metropolitan Statistical Area. The San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area as the 17th most populous metropolitan statistical area and the 18th most populous primary statistical area of the United States as of July 1, 2012. San Diego is also part of the San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area shared between the United States and Mexico. Greater San Diego ranks as the 39th largest metropolitan area in the Americas.

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

CULTIVATION

APPROVED

San Diego Municipal Code Chapter 4: Health and Sanitation (3-2015) §42.1503 Cooperatives–Organization

  • All persons who organize to collectively and cooperatively cultivate medical marijuana pursuant to state law shall organize as a “Consumer Cooperative Corporation” pursuant to California Corporations Code Title 1, Division 3, Part 2. (Added 4-27-2011 by O-20043 N.S.; effective 5-27-2011.)

§42.1303 State Identification Card Holders: Permissible Amounts of Marijuana

A person in possession of a current and valid state identification card and who is within the jurisdictional limits of the City, is not subject to arrest by the SDPD for possession of marijuana, or detention by the SDPD longer than necessary to verify his or her status, or seizure by the SDPD of marijuana in his or her possession, if the amount of marijuana possessed is within the following limits:

  • (a) Processed Marijuana – Qualified Patients. An individual who is a qualified patient may possess the total amount of processed marijuana, regardless of growing method, recommended by his or her physician for the length of time recommended by the physician, not to exceed one pound, or an amount consistent with the physician’s recommendation, whichever is less.
  • (c) Indoor Plants – Qualified Patients. A qualified patient may possess a maximum of twenty-four unharvested marijuana plants growing in an area of no more than 64 square feet, or an amount consistent with the physician’s recommendation, whichever is less
  • (d) Indoor Plants – Primary Caregivers. A primary caregiver may possess no more than the amount of marijuana specified in section 42.1303(c) and growing in the space specified in 42.1303(c), for each qualified patient for whom the individual serves as a primary caregiver, not to exceed a total of ninety-nine plants, or an amount consistent with the recommendation of the physician or physicians, whichever is less.
  • (e) Outdoor/Greenhouse Plants. No unsupervised outdoor marijuana cultivation shall be permitted. Growing marijuana shall only be permitted in a fully enclosed yard with a minimum six-foot fence perimeter or a greenhouse or structure that must be locked and contained. The amount of marijuana grown in the enclosed yard with a minimum six-foot fence perimeter or greenhouses or structures that are locked and contained shall not exceed the permissible amounts for indoor plants according to sections 42.1303(c) and 42.1303(d).

MANUFACTURING

BANNED

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RETAIL

BANNED

Ordinance No. 10426 (N.S.)

APRIL 27, 2016 ORDINANCE EXTENDING A MORATORIUM ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA COLLECTIVE FACILITIES, AND DECLARING THE URGENCY THEREOF, TO TAKE EFFECT IMMEDIATELY”, Sections I through 4, are hereby extended in full force and effect for 10 months and 15 days from the previous expiration date of that Ordinance.

San Diego Municipal Code Chapter 4: Health and Sanitation (3-2015) Article 2: Health Regulated Businesses and Activities

Division 15: Medical Marijuana Consumer Cooperatives (“Medical Marijuana Consumer Cooperatives” added 4-27-2011 by O-20043 N.S.; effective 5-27-2011.)

§42.1503 Cooperatives–Organization

  • All persons who organize to collectively and cooperatively cultivate medical marijuana pursuant to state law shall organize as a “Consumer Cooperative Corporation” pursuant to California Corporations Code Title 1, Division 3, Part 2. (Added 4-27-2011 by O-20043 N.S.; effective 5-27-2011.)

San Diego Municipal Code Chapter 14: General Regulations (5-2016) §141.0614 Medical Marijuana Consumer Cooperatives

  • Medical marijuana consumer cooperatives may be permitted with a Conditional Use Permit decided in accordance with Process Three in the zones indicated with a “C” in the Use Regulations Tables in Chapter 13, Article 1 (Base Zones), provided that no more than four medical marijuana consumer cooperatives are permitted in each City Council District.

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