Although there are currently no marijuana dispensaries in Daly, pursuant to Chapter 5.104.030 of the Daly Municipal Ordinance, marijuana dispensaries are permitted to operate in the City of Daly. Marijuana dispensaries in the city may be located in the CC-Commercial Cannabis Combining District. The Daly Council only approved ordinances creating the permissions for commercial cannabis activities in the city, including marijuana dispensaries, in April 2021. License applications were accepted between September and October 2021.
There are currently no medical marijuana dispensaries operating in Daly, but that will soon change as Chapter 5.104.030 of the Daly Municipal Code permits the operation of medical cannabis dispensaries. Medical marijuana dispensaries may also be located in the CC-Commercial Cannabis Combining District.
Yes. When dispensaries finally open in the city, Daly residents will be able to buy cannabis online as the city's municipal code permits the operation of marijuana dispensaries and cannabis delivery in the city.
In line with state and local laws, visitors to cannabis dispensaries in Daly will be required to present valid government-issued IDs to purchase cannabis in the city. Cannabis buyers must be aged 21 or older to buy cannabis legally in the city. To purchase medical cannabis, you must also show a physician’s recommendations for medical marijuana or a California-issued medical marijuana identification card.
Daly permits the operations of cannabis dispensaries in the city but requires that such businesses may only sell cannabis to persons 21 or older (for recreational users) and 18 or older with physician’s recommendations or medical marijuana cards. Daly dispensaries may offer online cannabis sales but must prohibit the consumption of cannabis on their premises.
In Daly, recreational cannabis is only legal for adults 21 years and older under the Adult Use Marijuana Act. Eligible residents can legally purchase and carry up to six cannabis plants, 28.5 grams of marijuana, and 8 grams of cannabis concentrates for recreational use. Although the cultivation of cannabis is legal, such cultivation may only occur indoors in grow areas not accessible from a public right-of-way or to minors. Cannabis consumption may not occur in public places or on federally owned buildings. Driving a motor vehicle under the influence of cannabis is illegal, while transporting it across state lines is also prohibited.
Medical cannabis laws in Daly are adapted from California medical cannabis laws. Medical cannabis use was legalized in California in 1996 pursuant to the Compassionate Use Act. Later, California cannabis laws were unified under the MAUCRSA (Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act). According to medical marijuana laws in California, persons who suffer from approved medical conditions may enroll under the state medical cannabis program to access medical marijuana.
The state also issues a medical marijuana identification card to patients who choose to apply for the card. The card allows the individual named on it to avoid paying sales tax on medical cannabis purchases and arrest for possessing high amounts of cannabis. Note that medical cannabis patients typically possess higher cannabis amounts than recreational users. Qualified patients may legally possess up to 8 ounces of cannabis concentrates. It is even possible to possess higher amounts if recommended by an approved healthcare provider in California.
To obtain a medical marijuana (MMJ) card in the City of Daly, you must complete and submit an application to the San Mateo County Health (SMCH). Unlike other jurisdictions where applications may only be submitted at scheduled appointments, the SMCH accepts submissions via walk-ins. Before you may apply for an MMJ card, you must fulfill the eligibility conditions. These conditions require you to:
Reside in the City of Daly or another San Mateo County location
Be 18 or older. If you are under 18, you will be required to present proof of emancipation or parental approval for medical marijuana use. Alternatively, your parent must go with you to your application at the SMCH
Have an approved medical condition. The approved medical conditions are:
Seizures, including seizures with epilepsy
Persistent muscle spasms, including muscle spasms related to multiple sclerosis
Any other medical symptom limiting your ability to conduct a basic life activity listed in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Get a recommendation from a California-licensed physician indicating that medical marijuana use is beneficial for your medical condition
To complete your application, the following will be required:
A completed MMJ card application form
A completed CDPH 9044 form
A government-issued photo identification, such as a State of California-issued driver's license or California ID. If you are under 18 and lack photographic identification, you may substitute a certified copy of your birth certificate in place of the photo identification
Proof of residence in the City of Daly or another San Mateo County jurisdiction with your name and current physical address
Application fee of $100, or $50 if you are a Medi-Cal beneficiary. You may pay the application fee using cash, credit card, or check
Submit your application at:
San Mateo County Health
Office of Vital Statistics
225 37th Ave, Room 11
San Mateo, CA 94403
The SMCH will review your application within 30 days of submission. If your application is successful, the county health office will issue your MMJ card within five days. Hence, it may take up to 35 days for your card to be ready. If any information or documents are incomplete or missing, your application may take longer to process. In this case, the SMCH office will contact you within 30 days after submission to notify you of the missing data. If you do not receive a notification about your medical marijuana card availability within 35 days, contact the County of San Mateo Health MMIC county's program. A staff member of the SMCH will call you to pick up your card upon its issuance.
You can consume cannabis in private homes in Daly but not in public locations such as banks, streets, walkways, bars, restaurants, and schools.
You cannot purchase cannabis at a Daly dispensary as of this moment. While the city permits the operations of cannabis dispensaries, the ordinance approving the establishment of cannabis dispensaries was only recently enacted in 2021. Therefore, after the city issues permits and cannabis retail outlets open in the city, residents may visit such facilities to purchase cannabis.
According to dispensary laws in California, you will be required to present a valid ID showing you are 21 or older to be permitted to enter the dispensing facility. To buy marijuana products from medical marijuana dispensaries in Daly, you must provide a medical marijuana ID card or a physician's recommendation.
The average price of weed in Daly will be known once cannabis dispensaries open in the city.
Popular weed strains consumed by residents in Daly will be known when dispensaries open in the city.
No. It is illegal to smoke marijuana in public or anywhere tobacco smoking is illegal. Also, state law bans the smoking of cannabis within 1,000 feet of a daycare facility, school, or youth center while minors are present. Note that property owners in Daly are also permitted to prohibit the use of cannabis on privately-owned properties. If you live in a rented apartment, read your agreement to see if there are restrictions banning the use of cannabis on such a property. Persons visiting hotels or vacation rentals are advised to check the hotels' policies or speak with the property owners about the rules for staying on such properties.
Daly residents aged 21 or older can legally possess up to one ounce of cannabis products, 8 grams of marijuana concentrates, and cultivate six cannabis plants at once. On the other hand, Daly medical marijuana patients and caregivers can possess 8 ounces of cannabis and cultivate up to six mature or twelve immature cannabis plants at once.
No. With marijuana still categorized as a Schedule I banned drug under the United States Controlled Substances Act, it is illegal to ship cannabis through the United States Postal Services or third-party carriers across state lines.
You will be able to order cannabis online in Daly once cannabis retail businesses begin operation in the city. Note that the City Council only recently approved the establishment of cannabis dispensaries in the city.
Currently, there are no 24-hour dispensaries in Daly.
When cannabis retail outlets begin operations in Daly, tourists who are at least 21 may purchase cannabis from such businesses, provided they have valid government-issued IDs. To find cannabis dispensaries in Daly, use the term "cannabis dispensaries near me" on a search engine online.
California law requires dispensaries to only seed recreational cannabis to persons aged 21 or older, while medical cannabis may be sold to persons with medical marijuana cards or physician's recommendations. Hence, you will need to show an ID proving you are of legal age to consume recreational cannabis or medical cannabis when you visit a dispensary in Daly.
There are currently no dispensaries operating in Daly, as the City Council only recently approved the operation of cannabis dispensaries in the city. Cannabis retail outlets are expected to pop up in multiple locations in the city soon.
When dispensaries open in the city, they will be required to comply with state law requiring cannabis retail outlets to ensure cannabis and cannabis products are only sold to persons of legal age. Daly dispensaries will scan customers' IDs to comply with this rule when entering or purchasing cannabis from their facilities.
There are currently no weed dispensaries in Daly. However, per city law, no more than one cannabis retail operation can be located within each of the six commercial cannabis eligibility zones in Daly, capping the maximum number of cannabis retail operations at six.
It is not yet certain what type of payment will be preferred by cannabis dispensaries in Daly until cannabis retail operations start in the city. However, with federal law classifying marijuana as a prohibited drug, credit card companies do not usually block transactions involving cannabis. Hence, cannabis transactions are likely to be more commonly completed using cash.
You may visit multiple dispensaries in one day.
Health insurance policies do not typically cover medical marijuana purchases since health insurance businesses operate by federal law, which considers cannabis illegal. Therefore, medical marijuana patients in Daly must pay for weed supplies from their pockets.
Daly dispensaries will track weed purchases per customer when cannabis retail businesses open in the city to keep customers' purchases within the stipulated limits.
Although there are currently no marijuana dispensaries in Daly, you will not be able to enter such facilities when they finally open unless you are 21 or older. If you are 18 and hold a medical marijuana card or physician’s recommendation, you will be permitted to enter a dispensary selling medical marijuana products.
Daly residents may contact the California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC), which regulates commercial cannabis activities in California, by calling (844) 612-2322. Residents may also contact the Daly Manager for further information on permitted cannabis operations in the city by visiting the City Manager page of the Daly website.