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Are there Marijuana Dispensaries in Ontario?

No. While the Adult Use of Marijuana Act of California legalizes recreational weed and permits adult-use marijuana dispensaries to be established in the state, the Act allows counties and cities to enact ordinances prohibiting the operations of commercial cannabis businesses within their borders. Ontario, through Section 6-18.05 of its Municipal Code, prohibits the operations of marijuana dispensaries in its jurisdiction.

Are there Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Ontario?

No. Per Section 6-18.04 (b) of the Ontario Municipal Code, the establishment or operation of medical marijuana dispensaries, cooperatives, collectives, delivery services, or providers is prohibited in all zoning districts of the city. The city issues no discretionary or administrative permit to medical marijuana dispensaries.

Can You Buy Cannabis from Online Weed Dispensaries in Ontario?

No. You cannot buy cannabis from online weed dispensaries as there are currently no dispensaries approved to sell cannabis online. The city also prohibits the delivery of cannabis in its municipal code.

Visiting a Dispensary in Ontario

You cannot yet visit a dispensary in Ontario as the city government authorizes no dispensaries to dispense cannabis.

Ontario Dispensary Laws

Dispensaries are prohibited in Ontario. Hence, no specific regulations have been enacted for the establishment or operations of cannabis dispensaries in the city.

Recreational Laws in Ontario

Cannabis recreational laws in Ontario vary somewhat from California's more expansive recreational cannabis laws. The city has enacted an ordinance that allows it to opt out of licensing certain cannabis establishments even if such establishments are legal under California's recreational cannabis laws. While the state permits cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, testing, and retail establishments to operate in the state, Ontario prohibits all forms of commercial cannabis establishments from operating in its jurisdiction.

According to Section 6-18-03 of the Ontario Municipal Code, personal recreational use, purchase, possession, and transport of marijuana are only illegal in the city to the extent it is illegal under California cannabis laws. Hence:

  • Adults over the age of 21 are permitted to possess up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and eight grams of cannabis concentrate

  • Adults at least 21 years old may own, purchase, or use marijuana accessories

  • Indoors, anyone over 21 may cultivate up to six cannabis plants of any maturity level Section 6-18.03 (c) of the Ontario Municipal Code defines indoors as inside a private residence or accessory structure located on the grounds of the private residence

  • Cannabis cannot be consumed in public or in places where smoking tobacco is prohibited

  • Consumption of cannabis is prohibited when driving or riding as a passenger in a motor vehicle, boat, or other vehicle used for transportation

  • It is illegal to smoke or consume marijuana or marijuana products within 1,000 feet of a school, daycare facility, or youth center

Medical Cannabis Laws in Ontario

Ontario's medical cannabis laws do not permit the establishment of medical marijuana establishments in the city. Per Section 6-18.04 (a) of the city municipal code, cultivation of medical marijuana is permitted as approved under Section 11362.77 of the California Health and Safety Code (HSC). Per Section 11362.77 of the California HSC, a qualified patient or primary caregiver can possess up to 8 ounces of dried cannabis and cultivate up to 6 mature or 12 immature cannabis plants. Such cultivation may only be done indoors at private residences or accessory structures situated upon the grounds of the private residences. Outdoor cultivation of medical marijuana is illegal.

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Ontario

You can obtain a medical marijuana card in Ontario if you apply to the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (SBCDPH). Medical marijuana cards are issued under California's medical marijuana identification card program (MMICP). Application packets for medical marijuana cards are available at the county public health office between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday and Friday, except on holidays. You can also call the SBCDPH at (800) 782-4264 to have an application packet mailed to you. Alternatively, you may visit the SBCDPH website to download an application packet.

The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health accepts applications by appointment only. You can schedule appointments for Monday and Wednesday between 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call the SBCDPH at the number listed above.

In order to be eligible for a medical marijuana identification card, you must:

  • Be aged 18

  • Reside in Ontario

  • Have one of the health conditions approved for medical marijuana use

You should take the following to your appointment:

  • A written documentation obtained from your attending physician recommending medical marijuana as appropriate for your medical condition. The physician may use the Written Documentation of Patient's Medical Record form or official letterhead. You should also ensure a copy of this document is in your medical file

  • Completed CDPH 9042 form

  • Your healthcare provider's name, contact information, and California medical license number

  • A government-issued photo ID, such as a Veteran's Administration ID Card, United States Passport, a California State ID Card, or a California State Driver's License

  • Proof of residence in Ontario, such as a rent or mortgage payment receipt and current utility bill

  • An application fee of $100 or $50 if you are a Medi-Cal beneficiary. The SBCDPH accepts payment by cashier check or money order. If you prefer to pay by cash, change in the exact amount is required

  • Current Medi-Cal card if you are a Medi-Cal participant

The SBCDPH is located at:

2nd Floor

340 North Mountain View Avenue

San Bernardino, CA 92415

It may take up to 35 days to obtain your medical marijuana card identification card. An SBCDPH staff will contact you to pick up your MMIC when it is available to ensure the card is delivered.

Where is it Legal to Consume Cannabis in Ontario?

You may only consume cannabis on private properties in Ontario. No consumption may be done out in public view on public buildings, multi-housing units, workplaces, and federally owned buildings.

How to Buy Cannabis at an Ontario Dispensary

You cannot yet purchase cannabis in Ontario, as weed dispensaries are illegal in the city

The Average Price in Ontario

Since cannabis is not yet legally sold in marijuana dispensaries in Ontario, the average prices of cannabis and cannabis products are not yet known.

Most Popular Strains in Ontario

Cannabis sales (medical and recreational) are prohibited in the City of Ontario.

Can You Smoke in Public in Ontario?

No. It is illegal to smoke cannabis in public in Ontario

How Much Marijuana Can You Possess at Once in Ontario?

According to Sections 11362.1 and 11362.2 California Health and Safety Code, adults 21 or older in Ontario can possess up to 28.5 grams of cannabis, 8 grams of concentrated cannabis, and grow up to six living cannabis plants at home.

Can I Ship Cannabis in Ontario?

Shipping cannabis across state lines into Ontario is illegal as marijuana remains a prohibited substance federally. Hence, transporting cannabis from another state (even if marijuana is legal in that jurisdiction) into Ontario may attract a jail term and huge fines.

Can I Order Cannabis Online in Ontario?

No. You cannot yet order cannabis online in Ontario as cannabis dispensaries are prohibited

Are there 24-hour Dispensaries in Ontario?

No. There are no approved weed dispensaries in Ontario

Can Tourists Use Dispensaries in Ontario?

No. Tourists cannot use dispensaries in Ontario as the city places a ban on the operations of cannabis dispensaries.

Do You Need ID for Dispensary in Ontario?

There are no dispensaries authorized to sell weed in Ontario.

Best Dispensaries in Ontario

The City of Ontario has not yet approved the operations of weed dispensaries within its borders

Do Dispensaries Scan your ID in Ontario?

Since cannabis dispensaries are not yet approved in Ontario, no scans are required on customers’ IDs.

How Many Dispensaries are in Ontario?

As of this moment, no cannabis dispensaries are approved to operate within Ontario.

Can Dispensaries in Ontario Take Credit Cards?

Cannabis dispensaries do not yet operate in the City of Ontario.

How Many Dispensaries Can You Visit in One Day?

There are currently no approved or authorized marijuana dispensaries within the City of Ontario.

Do Dispensaries in Ontario Take Health Insurance?

The City of Ontario does not currently permit marijuana dispensaries to operate within its borders.

Do Dispensaries in Ontario Track How Much Weed You Buy?

Ontario does not currently permit weed dispensaries to operate within its borders.

Can You Enter a Dispensary in Ontario at Age 18?

There are currently no weed dispensaries in Ontario.

Where Can I Find Ontario Cannabis Regulator’s Contact Information?

The City of Ontario does not currently have a cannabis regulating agency.

How Do I Report Illegal Cannabis Activities in Ontario?

If you notice illegal cannabis activities in Ontario, you may report such to the City of Ontario Police Department by calling the PD at (909) 395-2001.