No. Per Section 9-23.3 of the City of Compton Municipal Code, commercial marijuana activity, including marijuana dispensary operations, is prohibited everywhere in Compton. No persons may establish or operate a marijuana dispensary in any zoning district in the city.
No. In accordance with Section 30-52.3 of the Compton Municipal Code, no person or entity may conduct commercial medical marijuana activity in the City of Compton.
No. Cannabis purchase, online or physically, is illegal in the City of Compton as commercial marijuana establishments are banned.
You cannot visit a Compton dispensary as dispensaries are illegal in the city.
With the city banning dispensary operations, there are no provisions in the city code for the operations and establishment of such businesses.
While it is illegal to sell cannabis in Compton, municipal laws do not restrict persons of legal age in Compton from possessing or using cannabis within the allowed limits. The cannabis legalization act in California - the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), does not permit California municipalities to restrict cannabis use and possession within their jurisdictions. Pursuant to the AUMA:
Possession of no more than 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of cannabis concentrate is allowed for persons aged 21 or older, excluding concentrated cannabis, and can be given away without compensation to others of the same age
Commercial marijuana operations are not permitted in Compton. Hence, cannabis may not be sold in the city
Compton residents 21 or older can cultivate up to six live cannabis plants for personal use in a single private residence. Regardless of the number of adults in a residential unit, no more than six plants may be cultivated
Outdoor cannabis cultivation is illegal in Compton
Shipping marijuana across state lines is prohibited
Driving under the influence of cannabis is a punishable offense
Consuming cannabis in public is against the law
Using or possessing marijuana on federal lands and buildings is not allowed
The law making medical cannabis use legal in Compton is the California Compassionate Use Act (CUA). CUA makes medical-grade cannabis available to patients with qualifying conditions in the city. CUA allows qualifying patients to access up to 8 ounces of cannabis concentrates and grow up to 12 immature or 6 mature cannabis plants. Compton patients may be exempted from sales taxes on medical cannabis purchases if they obtain medical marijuana cards under the California Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program (MMICP). The MMICP allows patients to get optional medical marijuana cards. The card may also serve as proof of legal medical marijuana possession when quizzed by law enforcement for having medical cannabis.
Note that California medical marijuana cards are legal in all jurisdictions in the state. Hence, Compton patients may use their medical marijuana cards to purchase medical cannabis at other California locations.
It remains illegal to use medical cannabis in public places or drive while under the influence of cannabis. It is also unlawful to use medical cannabis on federal lands or properties. CUA allows physicians to recommend to qualifying patients the cultivation or possession of higher cannabis amounts under specific conditions.
You can get a medical cannabis card in the City of Compton if you reside in the city and have a medical cannabis certification for one or more of the following conditions:
Seizures, including seizures of epilepsy
Persistent muscle spasms, including those of multiple sclerosis
Other conditions that may substantially limit your ability to carry out a major life activity as identified under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
After confirming your eligibility, you may schedule an appointment with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health by calling the LADPH at (866) 621-2204. Alternatively, you may complete your application by mail.
The following must be included in a complete application:
A completed application form
A completed Physician Attestation
A completed Acknowledgement Form
A completed CDPH 9044 form
A government-issued ID, such as a California ID or California driver’s license
Proof of Compton residence
Application fee of $100, or $50 if you are a Medi-Cal beneficiary. You can get a full waiver if you participate in the Los Angeles County Medical Service Program (CMSP). The fee may be paid using a money order or cashier's check addressed to the "County of Los Angeles.” Note that the original Medi-Cal or Los Angeles CMSP will be required if you benefit from either program
When applying for a marijuana card by mail, you must include a recent passport-sized color photo taken within the last 30 days. If you choose to submit your application in person during a scheduled appointment, the LADPH will take your photograph during the appointment.
To send in your complete application by mail, address it to:
Medical Marijuana Program
Environmental Health Headquarters
5050 Commerce Drive
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Note that the review and issuance of your medical marijuana identification card may take up to 5 weeks after submitting your application. A LADPH employee will contact you to notify you when your card is ready for pickup.
In Compton, cannabis consumption is only allowed in private residences. It is not permitted to use cannabis in public spaces, including streets, parks, and restaurants. Additionally, it is unlawful to consume cannabis while driving or operating a vehicle. If you reside in a rented apartment, your landlord’s or property manager’s approval is required before using cannabis in such an apartment. Cannabis use is illegal if you live in a multi-unit apartment.
You cannot legally purchase cannabis in Compton. Only state-licensed cannabis dispensaries are allowed to sell cannabis, and the state has authorized no business in the City of Compton to sell cannabis.
Cannabis has not legally gone on sale in Compton.
There are no popular strains in the city, as cannabis sales are prohibited in Compton.
No. Smoking cannabis in public in Compton is illegal.
Adults (21 or older) in the City of Compton can legally have 1 ounce of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana. Patients registered with the state can have 8 ounces of cannabis or higher if their certifying physicians have authorized so.
No. If you are found transporting cannabis from Compton to another state, you will face federal charges. The same applies if you bring cannabis from another state into Compton. Despite being legal in Compton, under federal law, transporting cannabis between states is considered illegal due to its classification as a prohibited substance.
No. You cannot order cannabis online in Compton, as dispensaries are prohibited in Compton.
No. There are no approved cannabis dispensaries in the City of Compton.
Tourists cannot use weed dispensaries in the city as cannabis operations are banned in Compton.
There are no marijuana dispensaries in the City of Compton.
Compton has banned the operation of cannabis dispensaries.
You cannot find dispensaries in Compton as the city does not issue permits to any establishments to sell weed in its jurisdiction.
No businesses are allowed to dispense marijuana in the City of Compton.
Dispensaries do not operate in Compton.
California law does not limit the number of marijuana dispensaries that can be visited daily. However, at present, there are no dispensaries that sell marijuana in Compton.
The City of Compton does not allow cannabis dispensary operations.
There are no cannabis retail outlets in the City of Compton.
You cannot enter a dispensary in Compton, as no such establishments exist in the municipality.
Commercial cannabis operations are not regulated in Compton as such activities are illegal in the city. However, you may contact the Compton City Manager or the California Department of Cannabis Control for more information on cannabis operations in Compton.
You can report illegal cannabis activities in the City of Compton by contacting the Compton Sheriff's Station or the California DCC (Department of Cannabis Control). To contact Compton Sheriff's Station, call (310) 605-6500.