No, there are no approved marijuana dispensaries in Rancho Cucamonga. Pursuant to Chapter 8.52 of the Rancho Cucamonga California Municipal Code, commercial cannabis activities, including marijuana dispensaries, whether or not for profit is prohibited in the city. No individual or entity may establish, operate, maintain, conduct, allow, or engage in commercial marijuana dispensary operations anywhere within Rancho Cucamonga.
No. The City of Rancho Cucamonga does not approve the operations of medical marijuana dispensaries in its jurisdictions. Per Chapter 17.94.020 of the Rancho Cucamonga Municipal Code, commercial cannabis uses are expressly prohibited in all zoning districts, overlay districts, and special planning areas in the city. No person or entity may establish, operate, or maintain medical marijuana dispensaries anywhere within the city. The city does not approve any application for a medical marijuana business license, building permit, conditional use permit, or other entitlement authorizing the operation or establishment of a medical marijuana dispensary in the city.
You cannot legally purchase cannabis online as no authorized weed dispensaries exist in Rancho Cucamonga.
There are currently no approved dispensaries in Rancho Cucamonga, 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.
Recreational cannabis was legalized in California when voters approved Proposition 64. Also called the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), Proposition 64 legalized adult-use marijuana subject to specific restrictions. AUMA also permitted counties and cities to enact ordinances prohibiting the operations of commercial cannabis operations within their jurisdictions.
Although the City of Rancho Cucamonga prohibited the operations of commercial cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, testing, and retail establishments within its borders, the city does not prohibit cannabis use and consumption. Per Section 8.52.030 of the Rancho Cucamonga Municipal Code, nothing in the city ordinance may be interpreted to prohibit residents aged 21 or older from engaging in cannabis activities authorized pursuant to Section 11362.1 of the California Health and Safety Code.
According to the California Health and Safety Code:
Rancho Cucamonga adults aged 21 or older may possess up to 8 grams of cannabis concentrate and 28.5 grams of marijuana. Possessing more than these limits is an offense punishable under the law
Adults 21 or older may purchase and use marijuana paraphernalia
Outdoor cannabis cultivation is prohibited in Rancho Cucamonga
Adults 21 or older may grow up to six cannabis plants indoors. Cultivation must occur at a private residence or inside an accessory structure located on the premises of a private residence
Cannabis may not be used in public places, or wherever tobacco smoking is prohibited
Driving under the influence of cannabis is illegal
Smoking is not allowed in areas located within 1,000 feet of a youth center, daycare center, or school
The Compassionate Use Act legalized medical marijuana in California and made medical marijuana also accessible to residents of Rancho Cucamonga. Although Section 8.52.030 of the Rancho Cucamonga Municipal Code bans commercial medical marijuana activities in the city, Section 17.94.020 of the city municipal code permits indoor cannabis cultivation by both qualified medical marijuana patients and primary caregivers. Eligible medical marijuana patients may cultivate up to 6 mature plants, 12 immature plants, and possess up to 8 ounces of cannabis concentrates.
To get a medical marijuana identification card (MMIC) in Rancho Cucamonga, you must apply to the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (SBCDPH). You can obtain MMIC application packets from the SBCDPH by visiting the location of the Department. Also, completed applications are submitted to the Department by appointment only. Appointments are typically scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. You may call the SBCDPH at (800) 782-4262 to make an appointment. The SBCDPH is located at:
Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program (MMICP)
340 N. Mountain View Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0010
In order to be eligible to obtain an MMIC in the City of Rancho Cucamonga, you must:
Be aged 18 or older
Live in Rancho Cucamonga
Have your primary healthcare provider certify that you suffer from one of the qualifying medical conditions and recommend the use of marijuana in managing the condition
Take the following to your appointment with the county health care agency:
The original written recommendation from your attending physician on official letterhead 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 Rancho Cucamonga, such as a current utility bill, mortgage payment receipt, or California motor vehicle registration having your current address in Rancho Cucamonga
Application Fee. The standard application fee is $100, while Medi-Cal beneficiaries are eligible for a 50% reduction in the application fee. Payment may be made by money order or cashier's check. You may pay by cash if you have change in the exact amount. Note that the application fee is non-refundable
Current Medi-Cal card, if applicable
It may take 4-5 weeks for your medical marijuana card to be ready. Typically, an SBCDPH staff will contact you when the card is available for pick up.
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 Rancho Cucamonga as the state has banned cannabis dispensaries within its borders.
Selling cannabis in Rancho Cucamonga is illegal as all forms of commercial cannabis operations are currently illegal in the city.
Cannabis sales and purchases are illegal in Rancho Cucamonga.
No. It is illegal to smoke cannabis in public in Rancho Cucamonga as cannabis smoking is prohibited in public places under California cannabis laws.
Under Section 11362.1 of the California Health and Safety Code, it is permitted for persons aged 21 or older to possess, process, transport, buy, acquire, or give away to other persons aged 21 or older, without remuneration, up to 28.5 grams of cannabis. It is also legal for Rancho Cucamonga residents aged 21 or older to possess up to eight grams of concentrated cannabis.
It is illegal to ship cannabis across state lines into Rancho Cucamonga as such an act is considered a federal offense and attracts stringent penalties.
No. You cannot order cannabis online in Rancho Cucamonga, 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 Rancho Cucamonga as no dispensaries are authorized to sell cannabis in the city.
No authorized dispensaries exist in Rancho Cucamonga, as commercial cannabis activities are banned.
There are currently no approved dispensaries in Rancho Cucamonga.
Rancho Cucamonga prohibits cannabis dispensaries from operating in the city.
There are no approved recreational and medical dispensaries in Rancho Cucamonga.
Rancho Cucamonga does not allow marijuana dispensaries to operate in its jurisdiction.
You cannot visit an approved marijuana dispensary in Rancho Cucamonga, as the city prohibits the establishment of commercial cannabis businesses.
Recreational and medical marijuana dispensaries are not operational in Rancho Cucamonga due to the city's ban on such cannabis operations.
There are no authorized dispensaries in Rancho Cucamonga.
The City of Rancho Cucamonga prohibits the operation of dispensaries in the city.
The City of Rancho Cucamonga 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 Rancho Cucamonga government website to obtain the contact information of the city manager.
You may report illegal cannabis activity in your area by contacting the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department at (909) 477-2800.