No. Per Section 204.20 of the Huntington Beach City Municipal Code, marijuana dispensaries are not permitted to operate or be established in Huntington Beach. Subsection E of Section 204.20 declares any such establishment as a public nuisance that may be abated by the city.
No. According to Section 204.18 of the Huntington Beach Municipal Code, it is illegal for any entity or person to own, manage, establish, conduct, or operate a medical marijuana dispensary, collective, cooperative, or business in the city.
You cannot legally purchase cannabis online as there are no authorized weed dispensaries in the city.
There are currently no approved dispensaries in Huntington Beach, as commercial cannabis operations are prohibited in the city.
Since the city has not authorized medical and recreational weed within its borders, there are no dispensary laws enacted in the jurisdiction.
Although the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) which legalized recreational weed in California, permitted municipalities in the state to prohibit recreational cannabis businesses from operating within their jurisdictions, California residents can still legally own and use marijuana privately. While recreational cannabis businesses such as cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, testing, and retail establishments are banned in Huntington Beach, residents of the municipality aged 21 or older are not prohibited from owning, using, or growing marijuana at home.
The following are recreational cannabis laws in Huntington Beach:
Adults over 21 may possess up to 28.5 grams of cannabis and 8 grams of cannabis concentrate. Any amounts in excess of these limits constitute an offense
Adults aged 21 or older age may own, acquire, receive, or use cannabis accessories
Adults aged 21 or older may grow up to six marijuana plants regardless of maturity level indoors
Cannabis cannot be used in public locations or places wherever tobacco smoking is illegal
Cannabis consumption is illegal while driving a vehicle or sitting in the passenger seat of a motor vehicle, boat, vessel, airplane, or other vehicle used for transportation
Smoking cannabis or cannabis products is prohibited within 1,000 feet of a school, daycare center, or youth center when persons under 18 are present, unless in a private residence and only if such smoking is undetectable by others on the grounds of such a school, daycare center, or youth center
Huntington Beach prohibits the establishment and operations of medical marijuana dispensaries within its jurisdiction. However, under the California Compassionate Use Act (CUA), Huntington residents may cultivate up to six mature and 12 immature cannabis plants indoors for medical purposes. The delivery of medical marijuana is also prohibited in the city.
To be eligible to obtain a medical marijuana identification card (MMIC) in the City of Huntington Beach, you must:
Be aged 18 or older
Reside in Huntington Beach
Have your attending physician attest that you suffer from one of the qualifying medical conditions and recommend the use of marijuana in treating the condition. The qualifying medical conditions include:
Persistent muscle spasm
Any health condition that significantly restricts your ability to carry out basic life activities as identified under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or inflicts serious harm on your physical and mental health
You may obtain a medical marijuana card in Huntington Beach by scheduling an appointment to complete an MMIC application with the Orange County Health Care Agency. You may contact the Agency at (714) 480-6717 to schedule an appointment. Note that applications can only be submitted at scheduled appointments.
Prior to your appointment, the following are required:
A written recommendation from your physician. You are required to ensure that there is a copy in your medical file
Verify that you have all items listed on the "Appointment Checklist."
Take the following to your appointment with the county health care agency:
A completed MMIC application form
The original written attestation from your attending healthcare provider on official letterhead, prescription pad, or written documentation of medical record
A government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license issued by the State of California, California ID, Veteran’s Administration ID Card, and the United States Passport
Proof of residence in Huntington Beach, such as a current utility bill, mortgage payment receipt, or California motor vehicle registration having your current address in Huntington Beach
A non-refundable application fee. The general application fee is $84, while Medi-Cal beneficiaries are eligible for a 50% reduction in the application fee. Payment for the application fee may be made by money order or cash
The county health care agency office is located at:
Health Care Agency
Office of Vital Records
200 W. Santa Ana Boulevard, Suite 100-B
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: (714) 480-6717
Your medical marijuana card may take up to 5 weeks to be available. To ensure delivery, a county health agency staff will get in touch with you when the card is ready for pickup.
You can consume cannabis inside private residences in the city. If you live in a rented unit, you must obtain permission from the landlord before consuming cannabis in such a dwelling. You can also not consume cannabis in public places or on federally owned lands in the city.
You cannot yet purchase cannabis in Huntington Beach, as the state has banned the establishment of cannabis dispensaries within its borders.
It is illegal to sell cannabis in Huntington Beach, as all forms of commercial cannabis operations are currently illegal in the city.
Cannabis sales and purchases are illegal in Huntington Beach.
No. Even though cannabis use is legal in Huntington Beach, smoking the substance in public places is illegal and may be penalized with fines. The punishment is even harsher if done near schools, religious locations, daycare centers, or youth centers.
Under Section 11362.1 of the Health and Safety Code, it is not a violation of municipal or state law for a person 21 years of age or older to possess, process, transport, buy, acquire, or give away to another person 21 years of age or older, without remuneration, up to 28.5 grams of cannabis. It is also legal for Huntington Beach residents aged 21 or older to possess, process, transport, purchase, obtain, or give away to another person 21 or older without any compensation up to eight grams of concentrated cannabis.
It is illegal to ship cannabis across state lines into Huntington Beach as such an act is considered a federal offense and attracts stringent penalties.
No. You cannot order cannabis online in Huntington Beach, 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 Huntington Beach as no dispensaries are authorized to sell cannabis in the city.
There are no authorized dispensaries in Huntington Beach, as commercial cannabis activities are banned in the city.
There are currently no approved dispensaries in Huntington Beach.
Huntington Beach prohibits cannabis dispensaries from operating in the city.
There are no approved recreational and medical dispensaries in Huntington Beach.
Huntington Beach does not allow marijuana dispensaries to operate in its jurisdiction.
You cannot visit an approved marijuana dispensary in Huntington Beach, as the city prohibits the establishment of commercial cannabis businesses.
Recreational and medical marijuana dispensaries are not operational in Huntington Beach due to the city's ban on such cannabis operations.
There are no authorized dispensaries in Huntington Beach.
The City of Huntington Beach prohibits the operation of dispensaries in the city.
The City of Huntington Beach has not designated a cannabis regulating agency as cannabis manufacturing, distribution, testing, and retail are prohibited within its borders. However, if you have any inquiries concerning the use of cannabis in the city, you may contact the Office of the Huntington Beach City Manager at (714) 536-5202. You may find further contact information on the Huntington Beach government website.
To report illegal cannabis activity in Huntington Beach, contact the Huntington Beach Police Department at (714) 960-8825 or the Huntington Beach City Manager.