No. Pursuant to West Covina Ordinance No. 2299, no marijuana dispensaries may be located in the city. The City Council does not approve any use, permit, zoning code, or general plan amendment permitting the operation and establishment of marijuana dispensaries in the city.
No. Section 26-685.9200 of the West Covina Municipal Code prohibits the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. Per Section 26-685.9300 of the city code, no person may operate, manage, employ, or be employed at a marijuana dispensary in the City of West Covina.
No. You cannot purchase marijuana online legally in West Covina, as authorities prohibit cannabis sales in the city.
There are no approved weed dispensaries in the City of West Covina. Hence, you cannot legally visit a dispensary there.
Marijuana dispensaries are illegal in West Covina. There are no laws relating to weed dispensaries in the city.
While commercial cannabis businesses are banned in the City of West Covina, recreational cannabis use and possession within the approved limits are legal pursuant to Proposition 64. The following laws apply to recreational cannabis use and possession in West Covina:
The possession of marijuana and marijuana concentrates is legal for persons aged 21 or older, provided that no more than 1 ounce of marijuana and 8 grams of cannabis concentrates are held by an individual
West Covina older than 21 may grow six marijuana plants at home for personal use
Outdoor cultivation of marijuana is illegal in West Covina
Shipping cannabis across state lines is not allowed
Driving while under the influence of cannabis is a serious offense and attracts harsh penalties
Cannabis use in public areas is not allowed
Marijuana possession on federal buildings or lands is illegal as cannabis remains a prohibited drug federally
Medical cannabis is legal in West Covina under the California Compassionate Use Act and the MAUCRSA. Although medical cannabis sales are illegal in the City of West Covina, residents enrolled in the California medical marijuana registry may still purchase medical cannabis and medical cannabis products in other California jurisdictions where medical cannabis dispensaries operate. Purchased products may be transported to private residences in West Covina for use in their original containers and kept in the trunk of the car. Enrolled residents are permitted to possess up to 8 ounces of cannabis. Note that to be enrolled in the medical marijuana registry, individuals will be required to obtain medical cannabis recommendations from approved healthcare practitioners.
The CDPH (California Department of Public Health) also created a medical marijuana identification card program (MMICP), which allows medical marijuana patients to get medical marijuana identification cards. While the card is voluntary, MMIC card holders are exempted from sales taxes on medical cannabis purchases. West Covina patients may apply for medical marijuana cards for themselves and their designated caregivers. Caregivers are adult West Covina or California adults assigned by qualified medical marijuana patients to help them administer medical cannabis. The state medical marijuana program permits minor patients who have approved medical conditions or patients who are incapacitated to obtain medical cannabis themselves to designate adults (caregivers) to assist in purchasing and administering medical marijuana.
West Covina residents may get medical marijuana cards by sending completed applications to the LADPH (Los Angeles County Department of Public Health). However, an applicant must confirm eligibility for a medical marijuana card before completing a medical marijuana card application. To be eligible, an applicant must:
Reside in West Covina
Be at least 18. If the applicant is under 18, such an individual must provide documentation proving emancipation or that guardian or parental approval has been obtained
Have an approved debilitating medical condition. Such conditions include chronic pain, cachexia, AIDS, cancer, anorexia, severe nausea, migraine, glaucoma, muscle spasms, and arthritis
Obtain a recommendation from a healthcare practitioner indicating that medical cannabis use is beneficial for the medical condition to be treated
Be a primary caregiver whose patient meets the conditions listed above
An application for a medical marijuana card may be submitted to the LADPH by mail or at a scheduled appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact the LADPH at (866) 621-2204.
The following will be required to complete your application:
A completed medical marijuana card application form
A completed Physician Attestation
A completed Acknowledgement Form
The original written recommendation of the patient's medical records or medical documentation (CDPH 9044 form)
A government-issued photo identification, such as a State of California-issued driver's license, California ID
Proof of residence in the City of West Covina
An application fee of $100 or $50 if you are a Medi-Cal beneficiary. If you are a beneficiary of the County Medical Service Program (CMSP), you may be eligible for a full waiver of the application fee. You may pay the application fee via a money order or cashier's check made payable to the "County of Los Angeles”
The original Medi-Cal or Los Angeles County Medical Services Program card, if applicable
If you submit your medical marijuana application card by mail, you must provide a recent passport-sized color picture taken within the last month with your application. If you intend to submit your application at a scheduled appointment, the department will have your photograph taken during the appointment. You may send your completed application by mail to:
Attention: Medical Marijuana Program
Environmental Health Headquarters
5050 Commerce Drive
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
After submitting your application, it may take up to 35 days to review and issue your medical marijuana identification card. A Los Angeles County Department of Public Health staff will contact you when the card becomes available.
In West Covina, cannabis use is legal in private homes. Residents who do not own the properties on which they reside must contact their landlords before consuming cannabis on such properties.
You cannot buy cannabis legally in West Covina, as there are no approved marijuana dispensaries in the city.
West Covina does not permit cannabis sales in its jurisdiction.
The sale of cannabis products is prohibited in West Covina.
No. Smoking cannabis in public in West Covina is illegal.
West Covina adults above the age of 21 can possess up to one ounce of cannabis, 8 grams of dried cannabis, and grow up to six live marijuana plants. Registered West Covina Medical marijuana patients may possess up to 8 ounces of concentrated cannabis and cultivate 6 mature or 12 immature cannabis plants.
No. Shipping cannabis across state lines in West Covina is illegal as federal law still considers marijuana a banned substance.
No. You cannot order marijuana online, as marijuana dispensaries are illegal in West Covina.
No. There are currently no approved cannabis dispensaries in West Covina.
Tourists cannot use cannabis dispensaries in West Covina as the city prohibits the operations of cannabis dispensaries.
Currently, it is illegal to buy cannabis in West Covina, as weed dispensaries are unlawful.
West Covina bans the operations of cannabis dispensaries within its jurisdiction.
West Covina has not approved any dispensary to operate in the city.
No dispensaries are authorized to sell weed in the City of West Covina.
Dispensaries are not yet allowed to operate within the borders of West Covina.
You cannot yet visit a dispensary in West Covina, as cannabis dispensaries are banned in the city.
There are no authorized weed dispensaries in the City of West Covina.
With no authorized marijuana dispensaries in the City of West Covina, you cannot legally buy marijuana there.
You cannot enter a dispensary yet in West Covina, as there are no approved cannabis dispensaries in the city.
The California Department of Cannabis Control regulates cannabis activities statewide in California, including in West Covina. You may also contact the West Covina Manager’s Office for more information on cannabis regulations in the city.
You can report illegal cannabis activities in El Monte by filing a complaint to the California DCC, West Covina Code Enforcement Division, and the West Covina Police Department.