No. Buyers cannot purchase cannabis in the City of Hawthorne as cannabis sales are prohibited there. Per 17.90.030 of the Hawthorne Municipal Code, commercial marijuana businesses are prohibited within the city.
No. There are no medical marijuana dispensaries in Hawthorne.
Hawthorne city authorities have banned the establishment of cannabis businesses within the city borders, making it impossible to purchase cannabis online from businesses in the area. However, purchasing cannabis from online retailers outside of Hawthorne but within California is permitted.
Hawthorne does not have any approved retail storefronts for cannabis dispensaries; therefore, visiting one in the area is impossible.
The Hawthorne Municipal Code does not include any operational guidelines for cannabis dispensaries, as such establishments are prohibited in the city.
In June 2017, California approved the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), which outlines the recreational cannabis laws in effect in Hawthorne and other California jurisdictions.
While MAUCRSA permits cities and towns to prohibit cannabis establishments from operating within their jurisdictions, it does not give municipalities the authority to limit cannabis possession and use. Hawthorne prohibits the operation of cannabis dispensaries but permits residents to possess and use cannabis pursuant to the following restrictions:
Only adults over the age of 21 may legally have and use cannabis
Adults of legal age can hold up to 1 ounce of cannabis, and 8 grams of marijuana concentrates
Adults of legal age can cultivate cannabis, but the cultivation is restricted to up to six plants per household. This limit stays the same regardless of the number of adults in a household
It is unlawful for any entity or person to engage in the delivery and or distribution of cannabis. No permit or business license may be issued for the establishment, maintenance, or operation of cannabis deliveries
Smoking cannabis is prohibited in public areas
It is prohibited to possess or consume cannabis on federal properties or structures
Driving under the influence of cannabis is unlawful
Sharing marijuana with minors is illegal. Nonetheless, persons of legal age are permitted to share or give away up to 1 ounce of cannabis or 8 grams of concentrates. Nevertheless, the transfer may not involve cash or the exchange of any item of value
Under California Proposition 215 (also called the Compassionate Use Act), Hawthorne patients can have and use medical cannabis if they fulfill other conditions stated in the Act. Some of the conditions required before Hawthorne patients may access medical cannabis include:
Patients must reside in Hawthorne
Patients must have one of the approved conditions under the Compassionate Use Act
Patients must obtain medical cannabis recommendations from California-licensed Doctors of Medicine or Osteopathy for approved conditions
With valid medical cannabis recommendations, patients can have up to 8 ounces of cannabis on their person at any given time and cultivate up to 6 mature or 12 non-flowering plants at home. None of the cultivated plants or possessed cannabis products may be shared with other patients or non-patients
Minors in Hawthorne can access medical cannabis through approved caregivers. While the California medical marijuana program allows persons under the age of 18 to use cannabis for medical purposes, they must have approved conditions under Proposition 215 and designate adult Californians to administer medical marijuana on their behalf
Patients can also obtain medical marijuana cards under the California medical marijuana identification card program (MMICP). While not a required documentation, a California medical marijuana card exempts the individual named on it from sales and use taxes, as well as serves as legal proof for possessing more than 1 ounce (28.5 grams) of cannabis flower or 8 grams of concentrated cannabis
The medical marijuana identification card is issued to applicants under the California Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program (MMICP). Per the California MMICP regulations, applicants can only get medical marijuana cards by applying through the county health offices. Therefore, to obtain a medical marijuana card in Hawthorne, you must apply to the Los Angeles County Department of Health (LADPH).
The LADPH allows applicants to submit their applications at scheduled appointments or via mail. To schedule an appointment with the LADPH, call the Department at (866) 621-2204 or visit any of the county offices at:
5050 Commerce Dr.
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
9800 S. La Cienega Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90301
Note that prior to your application, you must obtain a recommendation from a California-licensed physician for any of the approved debilitating conditions listed in the California Compassionate Use Act. You must submit the written recommendation or a completed CDPH 9044 form with the following items at your LADPH application appointment:
A completed MMIC application form
A completed Acknowledgement Form
A completed Physician Attestation
A valid and original government-issued ID with your photograph, such as a California ID, California driver’s license, Veterans Administration ID Card, and the United States Passport
Proof of residence in Hawthorne, such as a recent utility bill, mortgage or rent receipt, and California DMV registration having your current address in Hawthorne
Application Fee. The standard fee is $100, while Medi-Cal beneficiaries are discounted 50% on the application fee ($50). If you benefit from the Los Angeles County Medical Service Program (CMSP), you are exempted from paying the application fee. Payment may be made via money order or cashier's check made payable to the "County of Los Angeles"
The original Medi-Cal or LA County Medical Services Program card, if applicable
If you are completing your application by mail, you must include a recent passport-style color photo in your submission. Submit to:
Attention: Medical Marijuana Program
Environmental Health Headquarters
5050 Commerce Drive
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
You will be contacted by the LADPH when your card becomes available. The entire process may take up to 35 days.
It is permitted to use cannabis in private areas and spaces out of public view. However, you cannot use cannabis in public places.
There are no dispensaries in Hawthorne. Therefore, you cannot buy cannabis at a Hawthorne dispensary.
Cannabis retailers do not operate in the City of Hawthorne.
Marijuana strains are not sold in Hawthorne.
No. Smoking in public is an illegal act in the City of Hawthorne.
The possession limits for cannabis in Hawthorne differ depending on whether you are a recreational or medical user. The possession limit for recreational users aged 21 years and older is 1 ounce of cannabis flower or 8 grams of cannabis concentrate. However, if you have a medical cannabis recommendation from a California physician, you may possess up to 8 ounces of marijuana and cultivate up to 12 immature or six mature plants for personal use.
Shipping cannabis across state borders is illegal in the City of Hawthorne but is legal to ship to or from other California locations.
Although Hawthorne does not license businesses within its jurisdiction to perform marijuana delivery operations, there are no restrictions in the Hawthorne Municipal Code restricting cannabis delivery from other California jurisdictions. Hence, you can order cannabis online in Hawthorne from approved retailers in other California locations and have your order delivered to the city.
There are no dispensaries in Hawthorne.
There are no weed retailers in the City of Hawthorne.
Cannabis dispensaries are not authorized in the City of Hawthorne.
There are no pot stores in Hawthorne. The Hawthorne City Council bans the operations of cannabis retailers.
There are no approved dispensaries in the City of Hawthorne.
Marijuana retailers are not approved to operate in Hawthorne.
Hawthorne businesses are not permitted to sell cannabis.
Cannabis dispensaries are not authorized to be located in Hawthorne. The city opted out of allowing cannabis retailers to operate within its jurisdiction as permitted under the MAUCRSA.
Hawthorne City prohibits the operations of cannabis dispensaries.
Cannabis retailers are not allowed in Hawthorne due to the city’s ban on selling cannabis.
You cannot enter a dispensary in Hawthorne, as there are no authorized cannabis retailers there.
Cannabis operations in Hawthorne are regulated by the California Department of Cannabis Control. You may contact the Department using its contact information.
You can report unlawful cannabis activities in Hawthorne by filing a complaint to the California DCC or the Hawthorne PD. To contact the Hawthorne Police Department, call (310) 675-4444 or file an online report using the citizen online police reporting system.