There are no recreational marijuana dispensaries in Gardena. The Gardena Municipal Code, Section 18.66.030, prohibits the establishment and operations of all commercial cannabis activities, including weed dispensaries, in all zones in the city. However, recreational marijuana use became legal in California in 2016 through Proposition 64.
No, there are no medical marijuana dispensaries in Gardena. Although medical marijuana became legal in California through the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, Gardena City prohibits the operations of medical marijuana dispensaries within its borders.
Yes, but consumers may only order cannabis products online from out-of-city marijuana dispensaries, as Gardena prohibits dispensary operations. However, per the City Municipal Code, the commercial transfer of marijuana products through a technological platform retailer is prohibited. Consequently, it is illegal to buy weed from an online dispensary or deliver the same to a local address in Gardena. Marijuana products purchased online must be picked up in person at the dispensary’s physical location outside Gardena.
There are no medical or recreational marijuana dispensaries in Gardena. However, residents may visit licensed retail marijuana dispensaries in nearby cities. California law requires marijuana customers to present valid government-issued ID cards and medical marijuana cards or physicians’ recommendations for qualifying cannabis patients. Customers are usually required to have the cash to pay for their purchases.
Gardena City has no dispensary laws, as there are no established medical or recreational cannabis dispensaries in the city.
Gardena recreational marijuana consumers must adhere to the following:
Only persons aged 21 and older not participating in the Compassionate Use Program may legally possess 1 ounce of marijuana or 28.5 grams of marijuana concentrates
It is unlawful to possess or consume weed on school grounds, daycare centers, federal property, or in public places
It is an offense to drive under the influence of cannabis
It is unlawful to gift a person under 21 recreational marijuana
It is legal to transport recreational marijuana in and out of Gardena from/to other California cities. However, shipping cannabis into the city from other states is a federal offense
It is illegal to possess an open package or container of recreational marijuana products while driving
It is an offense to smoke marijuana in a place where smoking tobacco products is prohibited
Gardena City residents partaking in the California Compassionate Use Program must comply with the following medical marijuana laws:
Only Persons 18 and older with a qualifying medical condition and a medical marijuana card may legally use medical marijuana in Gardena. Minor patients may access medical cannabis through primary caregivers
Medical marijuana patients in Gardena may lawfully possess up to 8 ounces of medical cannabis at any given time
It is illegal for patients to purchase marijuana prescriptions from unlicensed cannabis dispensaries
It is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of medical marijuana
It is an offense to steal or illegally use another patient’s medical marijuana card to obtain medical cannabis products
It is unlawful for a patient to sell their medical marijuana prescription
Gardena residents with a qualifying medical condition may obtain medical marijuana cards from the Environmental Health Division of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Patients must obtain a physician's attestation recommending medical marijuana from a licensed physician before applying for a medical marijuana card. To request the card, a patient must fill out the Medical Marijuana Program Form and include the physician's recommendation, medical records, a valid government-issued ID card, and proof of residency in Gardena. Patients must include money orders or checks to pay for the application fees. Gardena residents may apply for medical marijuana cards by mail or in person at:
Los Angeles Public Department of Public Health
Environmental Health Headquarters
Medical Marijuana Program
5050 Commerce Drive
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Gardena residents may legally consume cannabis in their private residences.
While there are no licensed cannabis dispensaries in Gardena, residents can still purchase marijuana products from nearby cities. To buy recreational cannabis products, consumers must provide valid government-issued ID cards, while medical marijuana patients must tender their medical marijuana cards or physician recommendations.
The average price Gardena residents pay for an ounce of high-quality marijuana from nearby cities is $260. The average price for medium-quality and low-quality marijuana is $207 and $129 per ounce.
The most popular strains of marijuana purchased by Gardena residents from cannabis dispensaries in neighboring cities include Blue Dream, Runtz, Green Crack, Purple Punch, Wedding Cake, and Gelato. Others are OG Kush, Pineapple Express, and Girls Scout Cookies.
No. Per California law, it is unlawful to smoke marijuana in public and in places where tobacco smoking is prohibited. Hence, it is illegal for Gardena residents to smoke cannabis in government buildings, child care centers, state parks and beaches, public transportation, or workplaces.
Per California law, it is legal for Gardena residents to legally possess up to 1 ounce of cannabis for recreational use and up to 8 ounces for medical use.
No. Per Gardena Ordinance, it is unlawful for anyone to engage in cannabis deliveries that originate or terminate within the city. Consequently, it is illegal to ship cannabis products to and from the city.
Yes. However, buyers must pick up cannabis products ordered online from the cannabis shops because it is prohibited to deliver cannabis to local addresses in Gardena. Also, note that marijuana consumers in Gardena may only purchase marijuana online from licensed dispensaries in other California cities/towns because there are no weed dispensaries within the city’s borders.
There are no 24-hour dispensaries in Gardena, as the city prohibits the establishment of retail cannabis dispensaries within its borders.
No, tourists cannot use marijuana dispensaries in Gardena, as the city outlaws the establishment and operations of cannabis dispensaries.
No. There are no licensed medical or recreational marijuana dispensaries in Gardena.
There are no established cannabis dispensaries in Gardena.
No. Gardena prohibits the commercial activities of retail cannabis dispensaries.
None. Per Gardena Municipal Code, it is illegal to establish or operate cannabis dispensaries within the city.
No, because Gardena City does not permit the operation of marijuana dispensaries. Generally, marijuana dispensaries in California do not accept credit cards in exchange for marijuana products, as marijuana remains a controlled substance federally.
None. There are no recreational or medical cannabis dispensaries in Gardena.
No. Gardena City prohibits the operations of retail marijuana dispensaries. Furthermore, licensed cannabis dispensaries across California do not accept health insurance, as marijuana remains federally illegal.
Gardena Municipal Code prohibits the commercial activities of retail marijuana dispensaries.
Gardena Municipal Code prohibits the establishment of marijuana dispensaries within its borders. However, California law permits medical marijuana patients aged 18 and above to enter licensed medical marijuana dispensaries.
The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) oversees all businesses engaged in cannabis cultivation, processing, and sales in California. Gardena residents can find the regulator's contact information on the DCC’s website.
Gardena residents can report illegal cannabis activities by calling the Investigation Bureau of the Gardena Police Department at (310) 217-6122. Alternatively, residents can file a report in person at:
Gardena Police Department
1718 West 162nd Street
Gardena, CA 90247