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Alameda County

County RegulationsTitle 6, Chapter 6 Ordinance Code
BerkeleyMeasure JJMunicipal Code
OaklandOrdinance 12585
Banned in Alameda, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Pleasanton, Union City

Alpine County

Amador County

County RegulationsPlanning Commission Report
JacksonOrdinance 640
PlymouthOrdinance 2004-02
Banned in Sutter Creek

Butte County

County Regulations
Ordinance 4051
Ordinance 4037
Ordinance 4029
County Letters to Landowners
Banned in Chico, Paradise

Calaveras County

County RegulationsChapter 17
Angels CampOrdinance 410

Colusa County

Contra Costa County

MartinezOrdinance 1277
RichmondOrdinance 31-10
Banned in Antioch, Brentwood, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Moraga, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, San Pablo

Del Norte County

El Dorado County

County Regulations
Ordinance 4986
Ordinance 4987
PlacervilleOrdinance 1610

Fresno County

County Regulations
Chapter 6 Title 6 Proposal
Ordinance Proposal 2011
County Ordinance 2011
Commision Report July 21, 2011
Memo on Resolution 12251
Zoning Ordinance 2011
Resolution 12251
Fresno2012 Planning Commission Report
Banned in Clovis, Coalinga, Fowler, Kerman, Kingsburg, Mendota, Reedley, Selma

Glenn County

Banned in Orland

Humboldt County

County Regulations2011 Zoning Regulation Proposals
ArcataOrdinance Extension 1417Ordinance 1386
EurekaBill 835
Banned in Fortuna

Imperial County

Banned in Brawley, Calexico, Holtville

Inyo County

Kern County

County Regulations
Ordinance 8190
Ordinance 8079
Ordinance 7426
Banned in Ridgecrest

Kings County

County RegulationsOrdinance 656

Lake County

County Regulations
Ordinance 2978
Ordinance 2984
Ordinance 2956
ClearlakeOrdinance 150-2011
LakeportOrdinance 2978


Banned in Susanville

Los Angeles County

Los AngelesMeasure D 2013 Restriction of eligibility of dispensaries in the city (see preliminary list HERE)
MalibuOrdinance 328
South El MonteOrdinance 1137
West HollywoodOrdinance 05-716U
WhittierOrdinance 2870
Banned in Azusa, Calabas, Claremont, Covina, Downey, Gardena, Glendale, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, La Canada, La Mirada, La puente, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach, Monterey Park, Palos Verdes Estates, Pasadena, Pico Rivera, Redondo Beach, Santa Clarita, Torrance

Madera County

Marin County

Corte Madera2010 Planning Commission report
Ordinance 759
Minutes on Resolution 11-58
Resolution 11-58
Proposal of Moratorium I-6
2011 Memorandum
Moratorium Extension H-8
RossPolice Department Procedures
SausalitoOrdinance 1178
Banned in Larkspur, San Rafael

Mariposa County

Mendocino County

County RegulationsOrdinance 4391
Fort BraggOrdinance 805-2005
Banned in Ukiah, Willits

Merced County

Banned in Los Banos, Merced

Modoc County

County RegulationsZoning Ordinance Chapter 18

Mono County

Monterey County

Banned in Marina, Monterey Park, Pacific Grove, Seaside

Napa County

Napa CityOrdinance 2010-12
Banned in Calistoga, Yountville

Nevada County

County Regulations
Sheriff Royal’s Proposal 2011
Banned in Nevada City

Orange County

Laguna WoodsOrdinance 08-01
Banned in Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Placentia, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Tustin

Placer County

Banned in Auburn, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville

Plumas County

Riverside County

Palm SpringsOrdinance 1758
Banned in Beaumont, Blythe, Corona, Desert Hot Springs, Hemet, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Norco, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Riverside, San Jacinto, Temecula

Sacramento County

Citrus HeightsOrdinance 2004-06
Sacramento CityOrdinance 2010-037
Banned in Folsom

San Benito County

Banned in Hollister

San Bernardino County

County regulationsOrdinance 4140
Banned in Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Chino, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Hesperia, Highland, Loma Linda, Montclair, Ontario, San Bernardino, Upland, Yucaipa

San Diego County

County Regulations
Ordinance 10061
Municipal Code Chapter 4
Banned in Chula Vista, Escondido, Imperial Beach, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, Vista

San Francisco County

San Francisco CityOrdinance 275-05

San Joaquin County

RiponOrdinance 705
StocktonOrdinance 013-10
Banned in Escalon, Lodi, Manteca

San Luis Obispo County

County RegulationsOrdinance 3114
Banned in Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo City

San Mateo County

County RegulationsOrdinance Title 5
San CarlosOrdinance 1417
San Mateo City Ordinance 2009-06
Banned in Colma, East Palo Alto, Millbrae, Redwood City, San Bruno, South San Francisco

Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara CityOrdinance 5526
Banned in Buellton, Guadalupe, Lompoc, Santa Maria, Solvang

Santa Clara

County RegulationsDivision 826
San JoseOrdinance 25632
Banned in Gilroy, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Sunnyvale

Santa Cruz County

County RegulationsOrdinance for Section 13 of County Code
Santa Cruz CityOrdinance 2010-08
Banned in Scotts Valley

Shasta County

County Regulations
2011 Planning Commission Report
Cultivation Report
Resolution 037
Resolution 040
Letters to the Board of Supervisors
Ordinance SCC 2011-04
Ordinance SCC 2011-05
FAQ for SCC 2011-05
AndersonOrdinance 765
ReddingOrdinance 2445Ordinance 2450Cultivation Affidavit
City of Shasta LakeOrdinance CC10

Sierra County

Siskiyou County

DunsmuirOrdinance 529
Banned in Yreka

Solano County

Banned in Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Vacaville

Sonoma County

County RegulationsOrdinance 5715
CotatiOrdinance 787
Santa RosaOrdinance 3754
SebastopolOrdinance 1004
Banned in Cloverdale, Healdsburg, Rohnert Park, Windsor

Stanislaus County

County RegulationsMunicipal Code Chapter 9.86
Banned in Ceres, Modesto, Oakdale, Patterson, Riverbank, Turlock

Sutter County

Banned in Yuba City

Tehama County

County RegulationsOrdinance 1936
Banned in Corning

Trinity County

Tulare County

County Regulation
2013 Dispensary Ban
2013 Dispensary Ban Extension
Tulare CityOrdinance 05-1998
VisaliaOrdinance 2005-19
Banned in Woodlake

Tuolumne County

Banned in Sonora

Ventura County

Banned in Camarillo, Simi Valley

Yolo County

Banned in Davis, Woodland

Yuba County

County Regulations
Ordinance 137-12
Ordinance 256-12
Ordinance 448-12
Cultivation Setback Maps
Banned in Wheatland

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