No. According to Chapter 5.05 of the Palmdale Municipal Code, marijuana dispensaries are prohibited in the city. Palmdale government can ban commercial operations of marijuana establishments in its jurisdiction pursuant to Proposition 64 which legalized adult use marijuana in the State of California. A violation of this law is punishable as outlined under Title 1 of the Palmdale Municipal Code.
No. Pursuant to Section 5.05.030 of the Palmdale Code, it is unlawful for any individual or entity to own, manage, or operate a commercial cannabis establishment in the city. Therefore, no medical marijuana dispensaries may operate in Palmdale.
No. You cannot yet legally buy cannabis online in Palmdale as the city government bans establishing marijuana dispensaries and deliveries within its borders.
There are no approved cannabis dispensaries in Palmdale. Hence, you cannot yet purchase weed legally in the city.
Cannabis dispensaries are illegal in Palmdale; hence, there are currently no dispensary laws in the city.
Palmdale’s recreational cannabis laws are obtained from the California MAUCRSA. These laws include:
Possession of up to 28.5 grams of cannabis flower or 8 grams of cannabis concentrate is lawful for Palmdale residents aged 21 or older
Adults older than 21 may cultivate up to six cannabis plants per residence for personal use
Commercial cannabis establishments are banned in the city
Outdoor cannabis cultivation is unlawful in Palmdale
Adult Palmdale residents may give away up to 28.5 grams of cannabis flower, or 8 grams of cannabis concentrates if no form of compensation is accepted, and the recipients are also at least aged 21
It is prohibited to use marijuana in public
It is forbidden to use marijuana within 1,000 feet of a childcare facility or school
The distribution or sale of cannabis to minors is prohibited
It is unlawful to transport marijuana over state lines
Cannabis use on federally owned lands and buildings is illegal
Driving under the influence of cannabis is not permitted and may result in a DUI
Palmdale's medical cannabis laws are based on the California MAUCRSA (Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act). The MAUCRSA permits Palmdale residents over 18 to enroll in the Medicinal Marijuana Identification Card Program (MMICP). Residents under 18 who seek to register under the MMICP are required to designate primary caregivers to assist with administering medicinal marijuana.
Medical marijuana users in Palmdale may possess up to 226.8 grams of cannabis and cultivate up to six plants indoors. It is illegal to grow cannabis plants outdoors, even for medicinal marijuana use. Additionally, the City of Palmdale bans the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries and delivery services.
To be eligible to obtain a medical marijuana (MMJ) card in Palmdale, you must be aged 18, live in the City of Palmdale, and be certified to have one or more approved medical conditions. These health conditions include AIDS, anorexia, cancer, cachexia, migraine, seizures, and glaucoma.
Applications for an MMJ card in Palmdale can only be completed by mail or at a scheduled appointment at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH). You must schedule an appointment with the LADPH by calling the Department (866) 621-2204.
At your application appointment, the following will be required:
Completed CDPH 9042 form
Completed Physician Attestation
Completed Acknowledgment form
Completed CDPH 9044 form
Valid government-issued photo ID
Proof of residence in Palmdale
A $100 application fee or a $50 application fee if you are a beneficiary of the Los Angeles Medical Service Program (CMSP) or a Medi-Cal beneficiary. You may make the application fee payment using a money order or cashier's check made out to the "County of Los Angeles." Note that the original CMSP or Medi-Cal card will be required if applying as a CMSP OR Medi-Cal beneficiary
If you intend to submit your application by mail, you must include a recent passport-sized color photo taken in the last month in the application. Otherwise, a LADPH staff will take your photograph at the appointment. To submit your application by mail, send it to:
Attention: Medical Marijuana Program
Environmental Health Headquarters
5050 Commerce Drive
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
The LADPH may also schedule your appointment to either of its locations at:
5050 Commerce Dr.
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
9800 S. La Cienega Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90301
It may take 4-6 weeks for your MMJ card to be ready. An LADPH officer will contact you when your card is ready for pickup. The card may also be sent to your address listed on the application if you include a return envelope in the application.
Palmdale allows cannabis use on privately owned properties. Cannabis consumption is unlawful in public locations. Hence, consuming cannabis in parks, sidewalks, and business and residential areas is illegal. Before consuming cannabis on rented properties, you must obtain permission from your property manager or landlord. It is also unlawful to consume cannabis while riding in a vehicle as a passenger or in your own vehicle.
There are no legal ways to buy cannabis in Palmdale as the operations of cannabis dispensaries are banned in the city.
Palmdale does not permit cannabis sales within its borders.
The sale of cannabis strains and products is prohibited in Palmdale.
No. Smoking cannabis in public is prohibited in Palmdale, even if you have a medical marijuana license. Although cannabis smoking is legal on private properties in the city, you can only smoke in a location where smoking tobacco products is not prohibited. Landlords and property owners are authorized under the law to prohibit the use and possession of marijuana and marijuana products on their properties.
Adults over 21 can possess up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of cannabis concentrate. Palmdale adults may also cultivate up to six living marijuana plants indoors. Adults between 18 and 20 may legally acquire and possess up to 8 ounces of marijuana and 6 mature or 12 immature cannabis plants with a physician's recommendation and a medical marijuana license. If you possess cannabis in excess of the legal limit, you may be charged with a misdemeanor and penalized with up to 6 months in county prison, a $500 fine, or both.
No. Transporting cannabis across state lines into Palmdale is illegal under federal law since cannabis is still classified as a Schedule I Substance under the federal Controlled Substance Act (CSA). However, you may transport marijuana from one California city into Palmdale, as long as the substance or product is locked in a container sealed and secured in a vehicle’s trunk.
No. You cannot order weed online, as both recreational and medical cannabis dispensaries are illegal in Palmdale.
No. There are currently no approved weed dispensaries in Palmdale.
Tourists cannot use weed dispensaries in Palmdale as the city bans the operations of cannabis dispensaries.
Currently, it is illegal to purchase weed within Palmdale, as marijuana dispensaries are illegal in the city.
Palmdale prohibits the operations of marijuana dispensaries within its jurisdiction.
The City of Palmdale has not approved any dispensary to operate in the city.
There are no approved marijuana dispensaries in the City of Palmdale.
Dispensaries are not yet allowed to operate within the borders of Palmdale.
You cannot yet visit a dispensary in Palmdale, as cannabis dispensaries are banned in the city.
There are no authorized cannabis dispensaries in the City of Palmdale.
With no authorized weed dispensaries in the City of Palmdale, you cannot yet legally purchase marijuana in the city.
Palmdale has no approved weed dispensary per the city ordinance.
The City of Palmdale does not have a designated cannabis administrator. However, for information on cannabis regulations and operations in the city, you may contact the Palmdale Manager or the Palmdale Code Enforcement. You can find the contact information of the Palmdale Manager on the Palmdale Government website.
You may report illegal cannabis operations in Palmdale by calling the Sheriff's Department at (661) 272-2400 or the Palmdale City Code Enforcement at (661) 267-5234. You may also file a complaint to the California DCC (Department of Cannabis Control).