No. The City of Brentwood prohibits, in all zoning districts in the city, all non-medical marijuana facilities including the establishment of adult-use cannabis dispensaries. The city does not issue, approve, or grant any permit, license, or other entitlement for the operation of a cannabis dispensary.
No. In accordance with Chapter 9.50.030 of the Brentwood Municipal Code, medical marijuana facilities, including medical marijuana dispensaries, are banned from operating anywhere in the city. No person may participate as an employee, volunteer, or agent in any manner or capacity in a medical cannabis dispensary in Brentwood.
Per Chapter 9.50.060 of the Brentwood Municipal Code, the origination or acceptance of deliveries of cannabis for any purpose is prohibited in all areas of the city. No person or entity may deliver or transport marijuana, including medical cannabis, from any mobile or fixed location, either inside or outside the city, to any persons in the city. Therefore, persons who buy cannabis online from other California cities will have to visit the retail locations to pick up their orders.
You cannot visit a cannabis dispensary in Brentwood, as medical and non-medical cannabis dispensaries are prohibited in all zoning districts in the city.
There are no laws promulgated to guide cannabis dispensary operations in the city, as such activities are illegal there.
Pot is legal for recreational purposes in Brentwood in accordance with Proposition 64. Residents and visitors to Brentwood are required to adhere to the following rules and regulations:
You must be at least 21 to purchase, have, or use cannabis for recreational reasons in the city. This includes vaping, smoking, and eating products infused with cannabis
You may possess up to 28.5 grams of dried marijuana flower and up to 8 grams of concentrated cannabis products, such as chocolate, beverage, or gummies
It is prohibited to sell or gift cannabis to persons aged 21 or younger
It is illegal to ride or drive a vehicle or bike under the influence of cannabis. Possessing an open container of cannabis while driving a vehicle or riding in the passenger seat is unlawful. To transport cannabis in a vehicle, it must be kept in a sealed container. Alternatively, it may be stored in the trunk of the vehicle while on the move
Cannabis may be transferred by an adult to another adult of legal age as long the possession limits are not exceeded and no form of compensation is involved in the transfer
Cannabis cultivation for personal use is allowed when done in the private residence of the cultivator or an accessory structure to the residence located on the grounds of the private residence. The cultivation space must be enclosed and secured against unauthorized entry. Persons cultivating cannabis on rented properties must obtain consent from the property owners, allowing the marijuana cultivation to occur on the properties
Medical marijuana was legalized in Brentwood and other California locations in 1996 via the Compassionate Use Act (CUA). The CUA, following several amendments, allows persons with specific debilitating conditions approved by the California Department of Health to use marijuana to treat their conditions. The conditions approved by the state to be treated with cannabis are:
Persistent muscle spasms
A condition that significantly restricts your ability to carry out basic life operation
The state also allows patients to get optional medical marijuana cards that can help law enforcement officers identify and verify that cardholders are able to possess and cultivate marijuana legally. A California medical marijuana card also allows the cardholder to avoid paying sales tax on medical marijuana purchases. While there are no dispensaries in the city, the card is valid in all California jurisdictions and may be used to purchase medical cannabis in those locations. Per the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), patients can carry up to 8 ounces of cannabis concentrates and grow 12 immature and 6 mature marijuana plants. Unlike recreational cannabis users in the city, medical cannabis users are not allowed to share cannabis with other patients.
The California Department of Health issues medical marijuana cards to qualified persons through the county health offices. Therefore, if you are eligible to apply for a medical marijuana card in Brentwood, you must apply to the Contra Costa County Health Services for a California medical marijuana card. To be eligible for a medical marijuana ID card, you must have a certification issued by a California physician to use medical cannabis and reside in the City of Brentwood.
Only persons who have been granted application submission appointments may visit the county office to submit a medical marijuana card application. To schedule an application submission appointment with the county office, call (925) 313-1126 or visit the Contra Costa Public Health Vital Registration at:
Medical Marijuana ID Card Program
10 Douglas Drive, Ste #220
Martinez, CA 94553
You must provide the following at the appointment:
A completed medical marijuana card application form
An unexpired government ID with your photo and date of birth
Proof of residency in Brentwood
Written documentation or completed CDPH 9044 form from your certifying healthcare practitioner. The practitioner must be a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy licensed in California
Your attending physician's name, California medical license number, and contact address
A $100 application fee or $50 fee if you are a Medi-Cal beneficiary. If you are a Medi-Cal beneficiary, your Medi-Cal card must be submitted. You may complete the payment using cash, a money order, or a credit or debit card
Your photograph will be taken during your visit to the county health office. Subsequently, the Contra Costa Vital Registration office will send the photo and your application data to the state public health department. You will receive a notification from the Vital Registration office within 35 days to pick up your card.
It is permitted to use cannabis in private Brentwood homes but not in public areas, such as schools, daycare facilities, banks, driveways, streets, and inside public or private vehicles.
Cannabis retailers are banned in Brentwood.
Cannabis sales do not occur in the city as no entity has been licensed to sell the substance there.
Cannabis strains are not popular in Brentwood, as dispensaries are illegal in the city.
Cannabis smoking in public areas is not allowed in Brentwood.
For recreational users, the legal limit is 28.5 grams of marijuana or 8 grams of concentrated cannabis. Also, legal adult users can have up to six cannabis plants of any maturity level in their possession. Medical marijuana users, on the other hand, are permitted to have up to 8 ounces of cannabis concentrate in their possession and can cultivate up to 6 mature or 12 non-flowering plants.
When transported securely, cannabis can be shipped to Brentwood from anywhere in the State of California. However, crossing state boundaries with cannabis into Brentwood is a violation of federal law.
No. Per Chapter 9.50.060 of the Brentwood Municipal Code, the origination or acceptance of deliveries of marijuana for any purpose is prohibited in all zoning districts in the city.
No cannabis dispensary has been established in the City of Brentwood.
There are no dispensaries in the city.
Cannabis retailers are prohibited in the City of Brentwood.
Brentwood is not home to any cannabis dispensaries.
Brentwood does not allow dispensaries to operate within its borders.
City authorities in Brentwood ban marijuana dispensaries.
No cannabis sellers operate in the city.
There are no marijuana retailers in Brentwood.
Cannabis dispensaries are banned businesses in the city.
There are no approved marijuana retail stores in Brentwood.
No weed stores are allowed to operate in Brentwood per the city’s municipal code.
The California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) regulates cannabis activities in Brentwood. You may contact the department using the contact details on its website.
To report any illicit cannabis activities in Brentwood, file a complaint with the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) or the Brentwood Police Department. To contact the Brentwood PD, call (925) 809-7911.