Tehama County

Regulations for Cannabis Related Commercial Activity

County Description

Tehama County (/təˈheɪmə/ tə-hay-mə) is a county located in the northern part of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 63,463. The county seat and largest city is Red Bluff.

Tehama County comprises the Red Bluff, CA Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Redding-Red Bluff, CA Combined Statistical Area. The county is bisected by the Sacramento River.

Political Statistics

County Board of Supervisors

State Senate

CA State Senate (District 4)
Senator Jim Nielsen – REP

State Assembly

CA State Assembly (District 3)
Assembly Member James Gallagher – 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

Marijuana Ordinance No. 2000

  • (D) Prohibiting the cultivation of marijuana outdoors or within a residence or other structure used or intended for human occupancy is proper and necessary to avoid the aforementioned harms, and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents and businesses within the unincorporated territory of the County of Tehama. http://www.co.tehama.ca.us/images/stories/environhealth/Ordinance_No._2000.pdf

Tehama County Municipal Code 9.06.035 – Nuisance declared. Added

  • Subject to subdivision (H) below, the following regulations shall apply to premises used for marijuana cultivation in the unincorporated area of Tehama County:
    • A. The outdoor cultivation of marijuana, in any amount or quantity, is hereby declared to be unlawful and a public nuisance that may be abated in accordance with this chapter.
    • B. The cultivation of more than twelve marijuana plants on any premises is hereby declared to be unlawful and a public nuisance that may be abated in accordance with this chapter. The foregoing limitation 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, this limitation shall be imposed notwithstanding any assertion that the person(s) cultivating marijuana are the primary caregiver(s) for qualified patients or that such person(s) are collectively or cooperatively cultivating marijuana.
      The cultivation of marijuana, in any amount or quantity, within a residence or any other structure used or intended for human occupancy is hereby declared to be unlawful and a public nuisance that may be abated in accordance with this chapter.
    • E. The cultivation of marijuana, in any amount or quantity, upon any premises is hereby declared to be unlawful and a public nuisance that may be abated in accordance with this chapter, unless all of the following conditions are satisfied:
      • 1. The cultivation of marijuana must be conducted within a detached fully enclosed secure accessory structure conforming to the following standards:
        a. The structure shall be a building completely detached from any residence or other structure used or intended for human occupancy. The structure shall comply with Title 15 of the Tehama County Code,
      • 2. The person(s) owning, leasing, occupying, or having charge or possession of any premises have submitted the required annual registration for the premises to the Tehama County Department of Environmental Health.
        F. The cultivation of marijuana, in any amount or quantity upon any premises is hereby declared to be unlawful and a public nuisance that may be abated in accordance with this chapter, unless the premises contains a permitted residential use.
        (Ord. No. 2000, § 6, 3-3-2015)

MANUFACTURING

BANNED

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RETAIL

BANNED

17.09.040 – Prohibition of marijuana dispensaries

  • Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, the establishment, development, construction, maintenance, or operation of a marijuana dispensary is hereby prohibited, and is not a permitted or conditionally 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 Tehama or any officer or employee thereof. (Ord. No. 1957, § 1, 6-28-2011)

17.08.070 – Interim prohibition of establishment or operation of marijuana dispensaries

  • A. Pursuant to Government Code section 65858, and notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, 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 Tehama or any officer or employee thereof.

Ordinance No. 1924 – Marijuana Dispensary Interim Ordinance

(Ord. No. 1924, § 3, 9-15-2009; Ord. No. 1929, § 4, 10-27-2009; Ord. No. 1946, § 4, 8-31-2010)

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