No. Pursuant to Chapter 5.90.020 of the Montebello Code of Ordinances, certain cannabis establishments, including marijuana dispensaries, are banned in the city. It is illegal for a person to operate, cause, allow, assist, participate in, or in any way conduct any commercial cannabis dispensary operation within the city.
No. In accordance with Chapter 9.30.030 of the Montebello Code of Ordinance, medical marijuana dispensaries are deemed a public nuisance and are prohibited in the city. No medical marijuana dispensary may operate, locate, or be permitted within Montebello.
With cannabis delivery allowed in the city, you can purchase cannabis online from California-licensed retail cannabis stores for delivery to your Montebello address.
There are no dispensaries in Montebello. Hence, you cannot visit a cannabis retail outlet in the city.
Retail storefront dispensaries are prohibited in the City of Montebello. Although the city permits delivery-only retail cannabis establishments, such businesses must be closed to the public, with services conducted exclusively by delivery.
Montebello allows its residents to use cannabis for recreational purposes due to the provisions of the California Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA). Under the AUMA:
Individuals aged 21 or older in Montebello can possess:
8 grams of concentrated marijuana
28.5 grams of non-concentrated marijuana
Cannabis use is:
Legal in private residences
Prohibited in public and on federal property
Adults of legal age may engage in the cultivation of 6 or fewer live cannabis plants:
Driving under the influence of cannabis is prohibited
The transfer of recreational cannabis by an individual of legal age to another person of legal age is permitted, provided no remuneration is involved. However, transferring more than 8 grams of cannabis concentrate or 28.5 grams of cannabis flower is illegal
Medical cannabis use is legal for patients who satisfy the eligibility conditions outlined in Proposition 64 or the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA). In accordance with state laws, before using cannabis for medical purposes legally in Montebello, you must be a resident of the city and have an approved condition. To verify that you have a qualifying condition, you must obtain a valid recommendation from a California-licensed healthcare practitioner. Although patients aged 18 or older are allowed to complete the process by themselves, minors are required to obtain legal consent from their parents or caregivers before completing the patient registration process. Per state law, minors must designate caregivers and are only allowed to obtain medical cannabis through the assistance of their caregivers.
If you have been issued a medical cannabis recommendation in the state, you may cultivate up to 6 mature plants or 12 immature marijuana plants. Additionally, you may possess up to 226.8 grams of cannabis concentrates. Note that your certifying physician may increase both possession limits (cultivated plants and concentrated cannabis possession amounts) if the healthcare practitioner deems it necessary. Note that it is illegal to transfer medical cannabis to other persons, regardless of their patient status.
You can also get a medical marijuana identification card through the Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program (MMICP) established by the state. Possessing a medical marijuana card enables tax-free purchases of medical cannabis from dispensaries within the state. In addition, it makes it easier for you to demonstrate your status as a qualified patient and shields you from arrest for the possession or use of medical marijuana.
A California medical marijuana identification card is obtainable in the City of Montebello by following these steps:
Schedule an appointment with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH): Per state law, county health departments are required to process medical marijuana applications for the municipalities under them. To schedule an appointment with the LADPH, call (866) 621-2204. Alternatively, visit either of the LADPH locations listed below to set up an appointment:
5050 Commerce Dr.
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
9800 S. La Cienega Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90301
Submit your application at the scheduled appointment: Take the following to your appointment with the LADPH:
A completed MMIC application form
A completed Physician Attestation
A completed Acknowledgement Form
A completed CDPH 9044 form
A valid and original government-issued ID
Proof of residence in Montebello
An application fee of $100. If you are a Medi-Cal beneficiary, you are eligible for a 50% discount on the application fee. If you are a beneficiary of the Los Angeles County Medical Service Program (CMSP), you can have the whole application fee waived. In either case, you must provide your original Medi-Cal or Los Angeles County Medical Services Program card
If you choose to complete your application by mail, include a passport-style color photograph taken within the past month with the items listed above in your submission. Make your submission to:
Attention: Medical Marijuana Program
Environmental Health Headquarters
5050 Commerce Drive
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
After submitting your application, expect to be notified about the availability of your MMIC within 35 days if your application is successful.
Cannabis use is illegal in public locations in Montebello but permitted for use in private residences owned by the user. Persons living in rented apartments must obtain permission from their landlords before using cannabis in such housing units.
You can buy cannabis at a Montebello dispensary if you have cash and a government-issued photo ID proving you are at least 21. If you intend to buy medical cannabis, you must have a California-issued recommendation to use medical marijuana or a California medical marijuana card.
There are no dispensaries in the City of Montebello; hence cannabis is not sold legally in the city.
There are no dispensaries in Montebello. However, Montebello residents commonly order Grandaddy Purple, Blue Dream, and Super Lemon Haze from online dispensaries in California.
Smoking in public in Montebello is illegal.
Registered medical cannabis patients in Montebello can possess up to:
8 ounces of concentrated medical marijuana products
6 mature or 12 immature cannabis plants
Recreational users are only allowed to possess:
8 grams of concentrated cannabis
28.5 grams of non-concentrated marijuana
It is not allowed to transport cannabis across state lines into Montebello according to federal law. However, it is legal to transport cannabis from another city in California into Montebello.
Yes, you can order cannabis online in Montebello.
There are no 24-hour dispensaries in Montebello.
There are no dispensaries in Montebello, as cannabis dispensaries are banned in the city.
Montebello City Council prohibits the establishment of dispensaries in the city.
There are no cannabis dispensaries in Montebello.
The city bans the operation of cannabis retail storefronts.
There are no cannabis dispensaries in the City of Montebello.
Montebello bans cannabis dispensaries from operating within its limits.
There are no retail storefronts selling cannabis in the city. While retail storefronts are banned, delivery-only cannabis establishments are legal, but their premises are off-limits to the public.
Cannabis dispensaries are not legal in Montebello.
No dispensaries exist in the city, as such establishments are illegal under local laws.
There are no dispensaries in the city. Hence, minors and adults cannot visit any cannabis retail outlets there.
The California Department of Cannabis Control regulates cannabis operations in Montebello. To contact the department, visit the contact page of the DCC's online page.
To report illegal marijuana operations in Montebello, you may file a complaint to the Montebello Police Department or the State Department of Cannabis Control (DCC). To contact the Montebello Police Department, call its non-emergency number at (323) 887-1313.