Yolo County, officially the County of Yolo, is a county located in the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 200,849. Its county seat is Woodland and its largest city is Davis. Yolo County is included in the Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county is located in the Sacramento Valley. Much of Yolo County remains a relatively rural agricultural region.
Regulations for Cannabis Related Commercial Activity
County Board of Supervisors
Yolo County Municipal Code: Sec. 5-20.04. Prohibited activities
A. The outdoor cultivation of medical marijuana, in any amount or quantity, upon any premises, is declared to be unlawful and a public nuisance that may be abated in accordance with this chapter, unless one of the following conditions is satisfied:
- Cultivation is by a qualified patient cultivating marijuana pursuant to Section 11362.5 of the Health & Safety Code if the area he or she uses to cultivate marijuana does not exceed 100 square feet, unless the patient can demonstrate that being limited to 100 square feet of outdoor cultivation makes it impossible or impracticable to meet the patient’s medical needs, and he or she cultivates marijuana for his or her personal medical use and does not sell, distribute, donate, or provide marijuana to any other person or entity. For purposes of this subsection, the area used to cultivate marijuana shall be measured by the aggregate area of vegetative growth of live marijuana plants on the premises.
- Cultivation is in compliance with California Regional Water Quality Control Board Central Valley Region Order No. R5-2015-0133. All medical marijuana cultivation sites cultivating pursuant to this subsection shall provide to the Yolo County Department of Agriculture a copy of a submitted Notice of Intent to obtain regulatory coverage by the Central Valley Water Board as a Tier 1, 2 or 3 cultivator, Monitoring Self-Certification and other documents filed with the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board demonstrating compliance with Order No. R5-2015-0133, or any substantially equivalent rule that may be subsequently adopted by the County of Yolo or other responsible agency. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the garden canopy must be between 1,000 square feet and 43,560 square feet.
(§ 2, Ord. 1467, eff. April 21, 2016)
Sec. 5-20.05. Limitation on location to cultivate marijuana
A.The cultivation of medical marijuana, in any amount or quantity, shall not be allowed in the following areas:
- Outdoors within 75 feet of any occupied legal residential structure located on a separate parcel.
(N) The County finds that the outdoor cultivation of more than 12 marijuana plants on any one parcel within the unincorporated area of the County for medicinal purposes will likely result in an unreasonable risk of crime and will likely create odors offensive to persons living nearby notwithstanding the limitations on cultivation that are imposed within this Chapter.
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YOLO COUNTY CODE TITLE 8 LAND DEVELOPMENT CHAPTER 2: ZONING REGULATIONS
Article 1: General Provisions Sec. 8-2.116. Medical marijuana dispensaries, prohibited.
- Medical marijuana dispensaries are prohibited in all zoning districts, including without limitation to all specific plan and overlay zones. (Ord. 1445, eff. August 14, 2014)
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