Siskiyou County

Regulations for Cannabis Related Commercial Activity

County Description

Siskiyou County /ˈsɪskjuː/ siss-kew is a county located in the northernmost part of the U.S. state of California.

The 2010 United States Census reported that Siskiyou County had a population of 44,900.

Siskiyou County is located in the Shasta Cascade region along the Oregon border. Because of its outdoor recreation opportunities and Gold Rush era history, it is an important tourist destination within the state.Siskiyou is a strongly Republican county in Presidential and congressional elections. The last Democrat to win a majority in the county was Lyndon Johnson in 1964.

Political Statistics

County Board of Supervisors

State Senate

CA State Senate (District 1 )
Senator Ted Gaines -REP

State Assembly

CA State Assembly (1st District )
Assembly Member Brian Dahle-REP.

US Congress

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

US Senators

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

CULTIVATION

APPROVED

Siskiyou County Municipal Code
Sec. 10-14.030. – Nuisance declared. Modified

  • (a) The cultivation of more than the following total number of marijuana plants, on any premises is hereby declared to be unlawful and a public nuisance that is subject to abatement in accordance with Chapter 5, Title 1:
    • (1) If the premises is less than one acre in size, no more than six (6) mature or twelve (12) immature marijuana plants shall be cultivated outdoors on the premises at any given time. Cultivation may occur indoors provided there is no evidence of indoor cultivation detectable beyond the perimeter of the structure. If cultivation occurs indoors, there shall be no more than twelve (12) mature or sixteen (16) immature marijuana plants cultivated indoors on the premises at any given time. Further, regardless of whether cultivated indoors or outdoors, there shall be a combined total of no more than twelve (12) mature or sixteen (16) immature marijuana plants cultivated on the premises at any given time.
    • (2) If the premises is greater than or equal to one acre in size but less than twenty (20) acres in size, no more than twelve (12) mature or sixteen (16) immature marijuana plants shall be cultivated on the premises at any given time, regardless of whether cultivated indoors or outdoors. If cultivation occurs indoors, there shall be no evidence of indoor cultivation detectable beyond the perimeter of the structure.
    • (3) If the premises is greater than or equal to twenty (20) acres in size, no more than twenty-four (24) mature or thirty-six (36) immature marijuana plants shall be cultivated on the premises at any given time, regardless of whether cultivated indoors or outdoors. If cultivated indoors, there shall be no evidence of indoor cultivation detectable beyond the perimeter of the structure.
  • (b) The limitations of Section 10-14.030(a) 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 cultivating marijuana are the primary caregiver(s) for qualified patients or that such persons are cultivating marijuana as part of a collective or cooperative.

(Ord. No. 15-04, § I, 4-7-2015)

Sec. 10-14.050. – Residency requirements

  • (a) As to the premises used for the cultivation and/or harvest of medical marijuana, such premises shall either be:
    • (1) Owned and occupied by a qualified patient or primary caregiver who is a resident of Siskiyou County, or
    • (2) Subject to a written lease between the owner of the premises and a qualified patient or primary caregiver who resides on the premises. Lessee shall have a copy of said lease available for review upon request by the enforcing officer.

MANUFACTURING

BANNED

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RETAIL

APPROVED

Siskiyou County Municipal Code: Sec. 10-14.070. – Medical marijuana collectives

  • Medical marijuana collectives engaged in cultivation shall comply with all of the following:
    • (a) Have at least one member of the collective residing on the premises where the cultivation and/or harvest of marijuana occurs
    • (b) Operate on a non-profit basis as set forth in Section IV B.1. of the Attorney General’s Guidelines;
    • (c) Employ only persons who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age and comply with all applicable state and federal requirements relating to the payment of payroll taxes including federal and state income taxes and/or contributions for unemployment insurance, state workers’ compensation and liability laws;
    • (d) Follow the membership and verification guidelines as set forth in Section IV B.3. of the Attorney General’s Guidelines, except that where “should” appears in the first paragraph it shall be replaced with “shall”;
    • (e) Require all prospective members to complete and sign a written membership application acknowledging and agreeing to abide by all the rules of the collective and all applicable requirements of this section;
    • (f) Prohibit sales to non-members as set forth in Section IV B.S. of the Attorney General’s Guidelines;
    • (g) Allow reimbursements and allocations of medical marijuana as set forth in Section IV B.6. of the Attorney General’s Guidelines
    • (h) Possess marijuana only in amounts consistent with the medical needs of the members of the collective; and only cultivate marijuana consistent with the limits set forth in this [chapter];
    • (i) Exterior signage shall not indicate or advertise the presence or availability of medical marijuana. (Ord. No. 15-04, § I, 4-7-2015)

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