Yes. There are cannabis dispensaries in the City of Hanford. Cannabis retail storefronts are permitted in the city in accordance with Chapter 5.56 of the Hanford Municipal Code. The Adult Use of Marijuana Act authorized recreational cannabis use in California but allowed municipalities in the state to prohibit the operations of cannabis dispensaries within their borders. However, the Hanford City Council allows persons or entities with valid commercial cannabis business licenses from the state and permits from the City of Hanford to conduct cannabis dispensary operations.
Yes. There are medical marijuana retailers in Hanford as permitted under Chapter 5.56 of the Hanford Municipal Code. California’s Proposition 215 and Senate Bill 420 make medical cannabis legal and available in retail stores throughout the state.
Yes, you can buy cannabis online from the city's stores and other neighboring California municipalities.
There are only a few cannabis dispensaries in the city as of now. Still, to find their locations, it is recommended that you search online using the keyword "Hanford cannabis dispensaries near me." You will be treated to a professional and serene environment on arrival, with only qualified persons permitted to enter the facility. You may experience a line at the entrance depending on whether it is a peak sales period.
Before you enter, the dispensary's security employee will require you to show a valid ID. If you are an adult seeking to buy recreational cannabis, you must show a valid ID to prove you are of legal age to use cannabis. Under California law, you must be 21 or older to be sold adult-use cannabis. If your intention is to buy medical cannabis, you must show a California-issued medical cannabis recommendation or a California medical marijuana card. If you are a minor who also qualifies as a medical marijuana patient under California law, you must be accompanied to the dispensary by your primary caregiver. Note that out-of-state visitors will only be allowed to buy recreational cannabis but not medical cannabis.
On the shelves at the retail store, you will find various cannabis strains and product forms, such as concentrate, flower, oils, tinctures, and suppositories. If you find the products too much to choose from, you can speak to the attendants, who are typically well-versed in cannabis and can help you with product choices.
The dispensaries in the city have ATMs on-site to allow visitors to make withdrawals for their purchases. Buyers are not allowed to make purchases with credit cards.
Hanford dispensaries are required to adhere to certain operational regulations, including:
Cannabis dispensaries may be located no closer than 200 feet to any property zoned RL-5, RL-8, RL-12, R-M, R-H
Cannabis dispensaries may not be located within 600 feet of a portion of the parcel containing a school, daycare facility serving 9 or more children, or a youth facility
Cannabis may not be consumed on the premises of any dispensary in Hanford
A Hanford dispensary must have in place a point-of-sale or management inventory tracking system to track and report on all aspects of the commercial cannabis business, including sales
It is unlawful for any dispensary to employ any person who is not at least twenty-one (21) years of age
Persons under the age of 21 may not be allowed on the premises of a dispensary. However, individuals aged 18 - 20 may be allowed on the premises of a commercial cannabis business if they can produce a physician’s recommendation. In that event, such persons can lawfully purchase cannabis for the sole purpose of addressing the medical need that is the subject of the physician’s recommendation
Loitering is prohibited within a dispensary and 50 feet of the dispensary
No physician may be located around a dispensary for the purpose of evaluating patients for the issuance of cannabis recommendation or card
Retailers may have only that quantity of cannabis and cannabis products to meet the daily demand readily available for sale on-site in the retail sales area of the retailer
All cannabis goods sold by a dispensary must be contained in child-resistant packaging
The operating hours of a dispensary are limited to the hours of 9:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m., daily
No business may engage in the operations of a cannabis dispensary without obtaining a valid commercial business permit from the City of Hanford and a commercial cannabis business license from the California Department of Cannabis Control
The following are recreational cannabis laws in the City of Hanford:
You must be 21 or older to buy, possess, or consume recreational cannabis in Hanford
Adults over 21 can legally possess up to 1 ounce of flower or 8 grams of cannabis concentrates for personal use
Adults of legal age have the right to cultivate cannabis for personal use within their private residence, in an attached garage, or an enclosed accessory building if the property is a detached single-family residential. No more than 6 cannabis plants may be cultivated per household.
The outdoor cultivation of cannabis is prohibited
It is illegal to drive while under the influence of cannabis
Recreational cannabis can only be purchased legally from licensed dispensaries in California
The following are medical cannabis laws in Hanford:
Hanford residents may be able to use medical marijuana if they have approved conditions
Patients under the age of 18 can use medical cannabis in Hanford, but they must have a parent or guardian acting as their primary caregiver
Patients who want to use medical cannabis in Hanford must have a written recommendation from a licensed healthcare professional in California
Medical cannabis patients can possess up to 8 ounces (227 grams) of dried cannabis or its equivalent in other forms (such as edibles or concentrates) for personal use. Medical cannabis patients can purchase and possess larger quantities of cannabis if their certifying physicians authorize it
It is illegal to smoke or consume medical cannabis in any form in public places in Hanford
Medical cannabis can be purchased only from licensed dispensaries in California
Medical cannabis cultivation is illegal. Patients can cultivate up to 6 mature or 12 immature cannabis plants
You can obtain a medical marijuana card in Hanford by applying to the Kings County Department of Public Health if you are a qualified medical cannabis patient. To be a qualified patient, you must be a resident of Hanford and have a qualifying debilitating condition. Some of the approved conditions include AIDS, anorexia, chronic pain, cachexia, cancer, epilepsy, and persistent muscle spasm.
The Kings County public health department accepts application submissions at pre-scheduled visits. To set up an appointment with the county department, call (559) 582-3211 or visit:
Department of Public Health - Vital Statistics
330 Campus Drive
Hanford, CA 93230
At the application submission appointment, you must submit the following:
A completed application form
A completed CDPH 9044 form
A government-issued photo identification
Proof of residence in the City of Hanford
Application fee of $100, or $50 if you are a Medi-Cal beneficiary
If your MMIC application is approved, you will receive your medical marijuana card within 35 days. A Kings County Department of Public Health employee will contact you to pick up your card when available.
It is legal to consume cannabis on private property in the city. Consuming cannabis outdoors and in public areas will be penalized.
You can buy cannabis at a Hanford dispensary by providing the necessary ID and cash. You need to provide a government photo ID to show you are 21 or older. Otherwise, you must show a California-issued medical marijuana recommendation or medical marijuana card to be allowed to buy medical cannabis.
Three and one-half grams of cannabis flower sells for between $27 and $35, 100 mg 10pk of edibles sells for between $7 and $17, while a gram of concentrate sells for between $45 and $65.
Popular weed strains in Hanford include:
Per Chapter 8.16.090 of the Hanford Municipal Code, smoking cannabis is not permitted in all public places and all the places where smoking is illegal.
In Hanford, adults aged 21 or older can legally have a maximum of 28.5 grams of cannabis flower or up to 8 grams of concentrated cannabis, as stated in California state law. Adults can also cultivate up to 6 cannabis plants per residence for personal use.
For medical marijuana patients and their caregivers, the possession limit is 8 ounces of dried cannabis flower or the equivalent in concentrated forms. Additionally, patients and caregivers can cultivate up to six mature or twelve immature plants at once.
Shipping cannabis across the border from another state into Hanford is illegal, even if it is medical cannabis and cannabis is legal in the other jurisdiction. However, you can move cannabis within California jurisdictions, provided the shipment is transported securely and does not exceed the permitted possession caps.
Yes, you can order cannabis online in Hanford.
There are no 24-hour dispensaries in Hanford.
Tourists can buy recreational cannabis in the city but not medical cannabis.
Yes, you need a government-issued ID to prove you are 21 or older or a medical cannabis recommendation to use Hanford cannabis dispensaries.
Caliva and Herb N Joy are two dispensaries in Hanford.
Yes, Hanford dispensaries scan customers’ IDs before allowing them in.
There are two dispensaries in the City of Hanford.
Credit cards are not accepted at the dispensaries in Hanford.
You may visit the two dispensaries in the city in one day.
Hanford dispensaries do not take health insurance.
In accordance with Chapter 5.56.310 of the Hanford Municipal Code, cannabis dispensaries must track cannabis sales.
You can enter a Hanford recreational cannabis dispensary at 18 to buy medical cannabis and have a medical cannabis recommendation. If you want to buy recreational cannabis in the city, you must be 21 or older.
Hanford residents may contact the California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC), which regulates commercial cannabis activities in the city, by calling (844) 612-2322.
Hanford residents can report illegal cannabis activities by filing complaints with the California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) or contacting the Hanford City Police Department. To contact the Hanford City PD, call the department's non-emergency line at (559) 585-2540.