No. Through Ordinance No. 18-01, Irvine bans the establishment of all forms of commercial cannabis activities regardless of whether such operations are related to recreational or medical purposes.
No. There are no approved medical marijuana dispensaries in Irvine as the city prohibits all commercial-related cannabis operations as stipulated in Irvine Council Ordinance No. 18-01.
You cannot legally purchase cannabis online as there are no authorized weed dispensaries in the city.
There are currently no approved dispensaries in Irvine, 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 Proposition 64 legalized cannabis in the State of California, counties, and municipalities are permitted to prohibit certain cannabis business activities within their jurisdictions. While Irvine County residents can possess and use cannabis within the stipulated limits under MAUCRSA, cannabis retail, delivery, distribution, and manufacturing are banned in the city.
Residents may plant up to six living cannabis plants for personal use and possess the cannabis produced by the plants. Such planting can only occur within private residences in locations securely locked, inaccessible to minors, and out of public view. Up to six cannabis plants may be grown, cultivated, harvested, dried, or processed in a single private dwelling unit, or upon the grounds of such a private residence, at one time.
It is illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis in Irvine, and possessing an open container or package of cannabis while driving or riding in the passenger seat of a vehicle is prohibited.
While Irvine prohibits the establishment of medical weed dispensaries in the city, residents may cultivate up to six cannabis plants indoors for medical purposes. The delivery of medical marijuana is also banned in the city.
In order to be eligible to obtain a medical marijuana card in the City of Irvine, you must:
Be aged 18 or older
Reside in Irvine
Have your primary care physician certify that you suffer from one of the qualifying medical conditions and recommend the use of marijuana in managing the condition. These conditions include:
Persistent muscle spasm
Any medical condition that significantly limits your ability to conduct basic life activities or inflicts serious harm on your physical and mental health, such as those covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
You may obtain a medical marijuana card in Irvine by scheduling an appointment with the Orange County Health Care Agency. To schedule an appointment, call the agency at (714) 480-6717. The agency makes appointment schedules between 8:00 a.m. and 12: 00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Note that a medical marijuana card application is not accepted on a walk-in basis. Upon completion, submit the application at:
Health Care Agency
Office of Vital Records
200 W. Santa Ana Boulevard, Suite 100-B
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: (714) 480-6717
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 original MMIC application form
The original written recommendation from your attending physician 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, Veterans Administration ID Card, and the United States Passport
Proof of residence in Orange County, such as a current utility bill, mortgage payment receipt, or California motor vehicle registration having your current address in Orange County
Application Fee. The standard application fee is $84, while Medi-Cal beneficiaries are eligible for a 50% reduction in the application fee. Payment can be made by money order or cash. Note that the application fee is non-refundable
Proof of emancipation. This proof applies to emancipated minors only. Non-emancipated minors are required to be accompanied by their legal guardians or parents
It may take up to 5 weeks for your medical marijuana card to be ready. A county health agency staff will contact you for pick-up when the card is available to guarantee delivery. If the county health care agency denies your application, you can file an appeal with the California Department of Public Health at no fee. Note that application for a medical marijuana identification card is optional under the California medical marijuana identification card program.
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 Irvine as the state has banned the establishment of cannabis dispensaries within its borders.
It is illegal to sell cannabis in Irvine, as all forms of commercial cannabis operations are currently illegal in the city.
Cannabis sales and purchases are illegal in Irvine.
No. Section 11342.4 (a) of the Health and Safety Code prohibits cannabis smoking in any public place. Cannabis use is restricted to private properties, not parks, sidewalks, or other areas where tobacco smoking is illegal.
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 Irvine 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 Irvine as such an act is considered a federal offense and attracts stringent penalties.
No. You cannot order cannabis online in Irvine as cannabis retail, and delivery is 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 Irvine as no dispensaries are authorized to sell cannabis in the city.
There are no authorized dispensaries in Irvine, as commercial cannabis activities are banned in the city.
There are currently no approved dispensaries in Irvine.
Irvine prohibits cannabis dispensaries from operating in the city
There are no approved recreational and medical dispensaries in Irvine.
Irvine does not allow marijuana dispensaries to operate in its jurisdiction.
You cannot visit an approved marijuana dispensary in Irvine, as the city prohibits the establishment of commercial cannabis businesses.
Recreational and medical marijuana dispensaries are not operational in Irvine due to the city's ban on such cannabis operations.
There are no authorized dispensaries in Irvine.
The City of Irvine prohibits the operation of dispensaries in the city
The City of Irvine has not designated a cannabis regulating agency as cannabis manufacturing, distribution, and retail are prohibited within its borders.
To report illegal cannabis activity in your area, contact the Irvine Police Department at (949) 727-7000.