No, there are no legal marijuana dispensaries in Garden Grove. Although Proposition 64 legalizes adult-use marijuana in California, cities are permitted under the law to enact ordinances restricting the operations of commercial cannabis activities in their jurisdictions. Pursuant to Chapter 9.52.020 of the Garden Grove California Municipal Code, marijuana dispensaries are prohibited in the city. No individual or entity may establish, operate, maintain, conduct, allow, or engage in marijuana dispensary operations anywhere in Garden Grove.
No. Under the California Compassionate Use Act and the MAUCRSA (Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act), medicinal cannabis is legal, and the operations of medical cannabis establishments are permitted in the State of California. However, medical marijuana dispensaries are illegal in Garden Grove as Chapter 9.52 of the Garden Grove Municipal Code prohibits the operations of such establishments in all zoning districts. The establishment or maintenance of a medical marijuana dispensary in the city may be declared a public nuisance, enforcement action taken, and penalties are assessed pursuant to Title 1, Chapter 1.04 of the city municipal code.
No. You cannot legally purchase marijuana online as there are no authorized weed dispensaries in Garden Grove.
There are no authorized dispensaries in Garden Grove, as commercial cannabis activities are prohibited in the city.
Garden Grove has not yet enacted marijuana dispensary laws, as marijuana dispensaries are illegal in the city.
Garden Grove allows its residents to possess and use cannabis to the extent considered under California cannabis laws. Under the California MAUCRSA:
The possession of no more than 8 grams of dried cannabis or 28.5 grams of marijuana is legal for persons aged 21 or older
Persons aged 21 or older may grow up to six living marijuana plants
Cannabis cultivation may only occur indoors in secure locations inaccessible to minors and not visible from a public right of way
Cannabis use in public places is illegal
Driving under the influence of cannabis is legal. Also, cannabis use while riding as a passenger in a vehicle is prohibited
Cannabis use within 1,000 feet of a daycare facility, school, or youth center is not permitted
The Compassionate Use Act legalized medicinal marijuana in California and made it available to Garden Grove residents. Although the Garden Grove Municipal Code prohibits commercial medical marijuana operations in the city, medical marijuana patients and primary caregivers are not prohibited from cultivating cannabis indoors. Eligible medical marijuana patients are permitted to grow up to six mature marijuana plants, twelve immature marijuana plants, and possess up to eight ounces of cannabis concentrates.
Medical marijuana cards are issued under the California Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program (MMICP). A medical marijuana card is a voluntary card issued to eligible medical marijuana patients which allows them access to medicinal cannabis and exempts them from sales taxes. To qualify for an MMIC under the California MMICP in Garden Grove, you must apply to the OCHCA (Orange County Health Care Agency).
MMIC applications to OCHCA are submitted at scheduled appointments at the agency. To schedule an appointment with the OCHCA, contact the agency at (717) 480-6717. You can submit an application at the address of the agency at:
Health Care Agency
Office of Vital Records
200 W. Santa Ana Boulevard, Suite 100-B
Santa Ana, CA 92701
In order to be eligible for an MMIC in Garden Grove, you must:
Reside in Garden Grove
Be aged 18 or older
Obtain certification from your physician that you suffer from one of the approved qualifying conditions, and the use of medical marijuana is advised. Some of the eligible qualifying conditions include migraine, seizures, persistent muscle spasms, anorexia, cancer, arthritis, AIDS, cachexia, and glaucoma
The following will be required at the appointment with the OCHCA:
A completed MMIC application form
The original written certification from your physician completed on the physician business' letterhead or the CDPH 9044 form
A government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license issued by the State of California, California ID, Veterans Administration ID Card, and the United States Passport
Proof of residence in Garden Grove, such as a current utility bill, mortgage payment receipt, or California motor vehicle registration with your current address in Garden Grove
The non-refundable application fee of $84. If you are a Medi-Cal beneficiary, you may be eligible for a 50% reduction in the application fee. Payment may be made by money order or cash in the exact amount
When your MMIC is available, you will be contacted by a staff of the OCHCA for pick up. It typically takes five weeks for an MMIC to be ready.
In Garden Grove, using cannabis is permitted inside the confines of private dwellings. If you reside in an apartment leased out, you must get permission from the landlord or property manager before you may use cannabis on the premises of such a residence. In Garden Grove, it is prohibited to use cannabis in public areas or on federally owned lands or buildings.
You cannot yet purchase cannabis in Garden Grove as the state prohibits cannabis dispensaries within its borders.
Selling cannabis in Garden Grove is illegal as all forms of commercial cannabis operations are currently illegal in the city.
Cannabis sales and purchases are illegal in Garden Grove.
No. It is not permitted to smoke cannabis in a public location in Garden Grove as cannabis smoking is prohibited in public places under California cannabis laws.
Garden Grove abides by the MAUCRSA, which prohibits cannabis smoking in public areas. While the Act does not define a public place, hotels, bus stops, ATM queues, schools, banks, religious buildings, multi-unit dwellings, public vehicles, and outdoor assembly places are all considered public locations.
It is illegal to ship cannabis across state lines into Garden Grove, as such an act is considered a federal offense punishable by stringent penalties.
Can I Order Cannabis Online in Garden Grove?
No. You cannot order cannabis online in Garden Grove, as cannabis retail and delivery are illegal in the city.
There are no approved 24-hour dispensaries in the city, as all forms of cannabis retail are prohibited.
No. Tourists cannot use dispensaries in Garden Grove as no dispensaries are authorized to sell cannabis in the city.
No authorized dispensaries exist in Garden Grove, as commercial cannabis activities are banned.
There are currently no approved dispensaries in Garden Grove.
Garden Grove prohibits cannabis dispensaries from operating in the city.
There are no approved recreational and medical dispensaries in Garden Grove.
Garden Grove does not allow marijuana dispensaries to operate in its jurisdiction.
You cannot visit an approved marijuana dispensary in Garden Grove, as the city prohibits the establishment of commercial cannabis businesses.
Recreational and medical marijuana dispensaries are not operational in Garden Grove due to the city's ban on such cannabis operations.
There are no authorized dispensaries in Garden Grove.
The City of Garden Grove prohibits the operation of weed dispensaries in the city.
The City of Garden Grove has no designated cannabis regulating agency as cannabis manufacturing, distribution, and retail are prohibited within its borders. However, for inquiries into cannabis activities in the city, you may visit the Garden Grove government website to obtain the contact information of the city manager.
You may report illegal cannabis activity in your area by contacting the Garden City Police Department at (714) 741-5704 or call the City Manager at (714) 741-5106.