No. Individuals looking to buy recreational cannabis in Alhambra cannot do so legally, as there are no cannabis retailers authorized to sell cannabis in the city. In accordance with Chapter 23.87.030 of the Alhambra Code of Ordinances, commercial cannabis operations, including cannabis dispensaries, are prohibited in all zones in Alhambra.
No. Alhambra is not home to any medical marijuana dispensaries. Chapter 23.87.030 of the Alhambra Code of Ordinances bans the operations of commercial cannabis retailers, including medical marijuana dispensaries. No entity or person is permitted to establish or operate a commercial cannabis facility within the city limits.
You cannot buy cannabis from online weed retailers in Alhambra, as no business is licensed in the city to sell cannabis either at a storefront or online. However, you can purchase cannabis online from other California locations where cannabis dispensaries are authorized to operate.
There are no weed dispensaries in the City of Alhambra, as the city council prohibits the establishment of cannabis retailers.
Dispensaries are banned in Alhambra. Therefore, visiting cannabis dispensaries in the city is not possible.
Proposition 64, also known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), in California is the basis of all recreational cannabis laws in all California jurisdictions. The AUMA, combined with the state's medical cannabis law in the MAUCRSA (Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act), permits California jurisdictions to restrict cannabis businesses within their borders but not the possession of cannabis by qualified persons.
According to the MAUCRSA:
Having 8 grams of cannabis concentrates and 28.5 grams of marijuana flower is legal for persons aged 21 or older
Cultivating six live cannabis plants is legal, provided the cultivation is done inside a private residence or an accessory structure to a private residence located upon the grounds of that private residence. Cannabis cultivation for personal recreational use must also comply with all regulations stated under Chapter 23.87.040 of the Alhambra Code of Ordinances
Alhambra residents with valid government-issued IDs showing they are of legal age (21 or older) can purchase cannabis from other California jurisdiction
Driving or operating a vehicle or machinery while impaired by cannabis is illegal
Shipping cannabis across state lines is illegal
Smoking cannabis in public is illegal
Possessing cannabis on federal lands or buildings is illegal
Adults aged 21 or older can give away up to 8 grams of concentrates of 28.5 grams of flower to other adults of legal age. However, the transfer may not involve cash exchanges or other exchanges of valuable items
California medical marijuana laws allow certain persons to possess higher cannabis limits than recreational users under specific conditions. Proposition 215 authorized medical cannabis use statewide in California in 1996. However, not all persons may access medical cannabis. The law makes medical cannabis accessible to minors and adults as long as they have obtained medical marijuana recommendations from California-licensed physicians for any conditions approved to be treated with medical marijuana by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Note that minors (persons under the age of 18) may access medical cannabis after designating caregivers and having the caregivers approved by the CDPH. Caregivers can purchase and grow cannabis on behalf of qualified patients.
According to Proposition 215, patients can have 8 ounces of dried cannabis and grow 12 non-flowering or 6 mature cannabis plants. Consumption of medical cannabis in public places is illegal, and so is the sharing of cannabis with other persons, regardless of their patient or caregiver status. It is prohibited to ship medical cannabis across state lines or drive while impaired from medical cannabis use. Alhambra employers are not permitted to accommodate on-site medical marijuana use in workplaces and may discipline or terminate employees under the influence of medical cannabis at work.
Unlike some jurisdictions where a medical marijuana card is required to purchase medical cannabis, only a medical marijuana recommendation is required at licensed medical cannabis dispensaries. Although there are no authorized medical cannabis dispensaries in Alhambra, residents who have obtained valid medical cannabis recommendations can visit other California jurisdictions to buy medical cannabis. Still, California issues an option medical cannabis card under its MMICP (Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program) for patients to use as proof of permission to possess higher cannabis limits than adult users. The card also serves as an acceptable defense when quizzed by law enforcement officials for possessing up to 8 ounces of concentrated cannabis.
The Los Angeles County Department of Health (LADPH) is the agency issuing medical marijuana identification cards to residents of the City of Alhambra. To apply to the LADPH, you must fulfill certain criteria. You must:
Live permanently in the City of Alhambra
Have obtained a valid medical marijuana recommendation for one or more approved medical conditions in California
Note that you may submit your completed application to the LADPH by mail or in person at a scheduled visit. To schedule a visit to the LADPH, call the office at (866) 621-2204 or visit any of the LADPH offices at:
5050 Commerce Dr.
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
9800 S. La Cienega Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90301
At your scheduled visit, you must provide the following:
A completed Physician Attestation
A written medical marijuana recommendation or completed CDPH 9044 form
A completed Acknowledgement Form
A completed medical marijuana application form
An acceptable government-issued ID. You may provide a Veterans Administration ID card, the United States Passport, a California ID card, or a California driver's license
Proof of Alhambra residency. You may provide a rent or mortgage document, a recent utility bill, or a California Department of Motor Vehicle Registration with your name and current Alhambra address
A $100 application fee. If you are a Medi-Cal beneficiary, you are eligible to pay $50. You may pay using a money order or cashier check. Make payment out to the "County of Los Angeles." If you benefit from the Los Angeles CMSP (County Medical Service Program), you can avoid paying an application fee. You must include your original Medi-Cal or CMSP card in your application if applicable
The same documentation and application fee are required to submit your application by mail. However, you must also include your recent passport-style color photograph in submission to:
Attention: Medical Marijuana Program
Environmental Health Headquarters
5050 Commerce Drive
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Typically, your card will be issued within 35 days if your application is successful.
Adults of legal age or authorized medical marijuana patients in Alhambra can consume cannabis on private property. Persons consuming cannabis in their vehicles or public locations engage in illegal acts.
Cannabis dispensaries are banned in Alhambra. Hence, you cannot purchase cannabis from any authorized outlet in the city.
Marijuana sales are illegal in the City of Alhambra.
Marijuana strains are not sold in Alhambra.
No. Smoking in public is an offense in Alhambra.
Persons with active California medical cannabis recommendations or California medical marijuana cards can have up to 226.8 grams of dried marijuana and cultivate 6 mature or 12 immature marijuana plants. Adults aged 21 or older in the city can have up to 28.5 grams of cannabis flower and 8 grams of concentrates.
You may ship cannabis from Alhambra to other locations in California or vice-versa. However, cannabis shipment across state lines is prohibited to the federal status of marijuana as a controlled substance.
You may order cannabis online from other California jurisdictions for delivery in Alhambra. However, you cannot order cannabis from Alhambra dispensaries as there are no online or storefront cannabis retailers in the city.
There are no 24-hour dispensaries in Alhambra.
Dispensaries are prohibited in Alhambra.
The City of Alhambra has no authorized weed store.
There are no weed dispensaries in Alhambra.
Cannabis dispensaries are not allowed within the borders of Alhambra.
There are no approved cannabis retailers in Alhambra.
There are no businesses approved to sell cannabis in the city.
There are no weed dispensaries in Alhambra.
Alhambra City prohibits the establishment of cannabis retail stores.
There are no licensed cannabis retailers in Alhambra.
You cannot enter a dispensary in the city, as Alhambra has no authorized weed stores.
The regulation of cannabis operations in Alhambra is overseen by the California Department of Cannabis Control and may be contacted through its provided contact information.
You can report illegal cannabis activities in Alhambra by filing a complaint to the California Department of Cannabis Control or the Alhambra Police Department. To contact the Alhambra Police Department, call (626) 570-5151.