No. Under Chapter 20.410.003 of the South San Francisco Municipal Code, cannabis storefront dispensaries are prohibited in the city. A storefront cannabis retail business is prohibited in all zoning districts in South San Francisco. The city does not issue permits or licenses for the operation or maintenance of storefront cannabis retail establishments.
No. Medical marijuana dispensaries are not permitted in South San Francisco in accordance with Chapter 20.410.003 of the city's municipal code. Hence, there are no medical marijuana retailers in the city.
Yes. South San Francisco's ban on cannabis retailers only extends to storefront retail establishments. Delivery-only retail cannabis operations conducted under a state-issued cannabis business license are permitted. Hence, you can purchase cannabis online from cannabis retailers approved in the city and those authorized to operate in other California municipalities.
There are no retail storefront dispensaries in the city, as the operations of such cannabis businesses are prohibited in South San Francisco.
The South San Francisco Municipal Code does not contain operational requirements for storefront cannabis retail businesses, as storefront retailers are illegal. However, Chapter 20.410.008 of the city code contains operational guidelines for the activities of non-storefront cannabis dispensaries. Pursuant to this section of the city code:
No person may operate a non-storefront cannabis retail business without possessing a valid operator permit from the City and all other approvals or licenses required pursuant to state laws and regulations
Commercial delivery of cannabis to fixed addresses in South San Francisco is permitted everywhere in the city except schools, youth centers, daycare centers, public buildings, public parks and open spaces, and drinking and eating establishments
Fixed locations for delivery-only cannabis businesses are prohibited everywhere in the city except east of Highway 101 in the following zoning districts: Business Commercial (BC), Business Technology Park (BTP), and Mixed Industrial (MI)
Fixed delivery-only cannabis businesses must be sited at least 600 feet away from residential uses, schools, daycare centers, and youth centers
Non-storefront dispensaries must keep logs of their inventories and delivery details
Non-storefront dispensaries may only deliver cannabis to persons with valid IDs acceptable for recreational cannabis purchases or medical marijuana recommendations issued by California-licensed physicians
Non-storefront cannabis dispensaries may only make cannabis deliveries within the permitted operation hours
The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) allows South San Francisco adults aged 21 or older not participating in the California medical cannabis program to use cannabis for recreational purposes. Adults of legal age are allowed to legally grow up to 6 cannabis plants, including the plants' harvest, and to possess up to 1 ounce of flower and 8 grams of concentrates. Note that possessing more than 1 ounce of cannabis flower is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months imprisonment, a fine of up to $500, or both.
South San Francisco adults of legal age can also give away cannabis of up to 1 ounce or 8 grams of cannabis concentrates to other persons aged 21 or older. However, no compensation whatsoever may be involved. Note that monetary transactions involving the sale or delivery of any quantity of cannabis to an individual without a state-licensed permit are misdemeanors punishable by a maximum 6 months imprisonment and a $500 fine.
Under the AUMA:
It is illegal to drive or operate a vehicle under the influence of cannabis
It is unlawful to share or sell cannabis to minors
It is prohibited to possess cannabis on a federal property
It is unlawful to use cannabis in public
Persons suffering from the following conditions in South San Francisco may be able to use cannabis to treat their conditions, subject to certain limitations:
Persistent muscle spasms
Any symptom or condition that restricts your ability to carry out a basic life operation
The law legalizing medical cannabis use in South San Francisco is the California Compassionate Use Act (CUA). The CUA, in line with its later amendments, established a medical marijuana identification card program, allowing patients registered with the state to obtain medical marijuana cards. Although getting a medical marijuana card is not compulsory for patients, cardholders serve to exempt patients from paying sales taxes on medical marijuana purchases. Also, the card can help law enforcement officers to verify persons authorized to hold higher cannabis limits than recreational cannabis users.
Under the AUMA, South San Francisco patients can carry up to 8 ounces of dried cannabis and cultivate 12 non-flowering or 6 flowering cannabis plants. It is illegal to give cannabis to other patients, minors, or non-patients.
The San Mateo County Health (SMCH) issues medical marijuana cards to qualifying medical marijuana patients applying for patient ID cards in South San Francisco. To verify that you qualify to get a medical marijuana card in the city, you must have proof of residence in South San Francisco and obtain a recommendation for medical cannabis use from a state-licensed physician for one or more approved conditions. You may submit your application at a walk-in visit or at a scheduled appointment with the SMCH. To schedule an appointment with the SMCH, call (650) 573-2395.
At your visit to SMCH, you must provide the following:
A completed medical marijuana ID card application form
Your original written recommendation for medical cannabis or a completed CDPH 9044 form
A government-issued photo identification
Proof of residence in the City of South San Francisco containing your name and current physical address in the city
Application fee of $100, or $50 if you are a Medi-Cal beneficiary
Make your submission to the:
San Mateo County Health
Office of Vital Statistics
225 37th Ave, Room 11
San Mateo, CA 94403
If your application is successful, a member of the SMCH office will contact you to pick up your card within 35 days.
While recreational and medical marijuana uses are permitted in private residences in South San Francisco, it is strictly prohibited in all public places. These places include but are not limited to schools, childcare centers, banks, driveways, and other places where the public may be invited or gather.
You cannot buy cannabis at a storefront in the city. You may only order cannabis online.
One gram of cannabis flower, as purchased by South San Francisco cannabis lovers from online retailers in nearby municipalities, costs between $12 and $20. Note that there are no cannabis dispensaries located in the city.
Although there are no storefront dispensaries in the city, South San Francisco residents commonly purchase the following strains from online retailers:
It is illegal to smoke or vape cannabis in public. It is also prohibited to smoke cannabis in other locations where smoking is illegal, including bars, buildings open to the public, restaurants, and places of employment.
The maximum allowable amount of marijuana for recreational use is 28.5 grams or 8 grams of concentrated cannabis. Also, adults of legal age can have up to 6 cannabis plants at any stage of development. In contrast, medical marijuana users can possess up to 8 ounces of cannabis concentrates and grow up to 6 mature plants or 12 non-flowering plants at a time.
You may transport cannabis from California cities and municipalities to South San Francisco, provided the amounts transported are within the permitted possession limits, and the products are shipped securely. To ship cannabis securely, it must remain in the vehicle's trunk or the vehicle's glove compartment throughout transportation. However, if the transportation involves movement across state lines, it is illegal to ship cannabis to South San Francisco.
Yes, you may order cannabis online in South San Francisco as the city permits the operation of online cannabis retailers. You can also order cannabis from other California cities with licensed dispensaries.
No, there is no 24-hour cannabis dispensary in the City of South San Francisco.
There are no storefront dispensaries in the city.
Cannabis storefront retailers are prohibited in the City of South San Francisco. However, you will need a California medical marijuana recommendation or a valid government ID showing you are 21 to receive your cannabis order from a delivery agent.
There are no dispensaries in South San Francisco.
With only non-storefront cannabis retail businesses permitted in South San Francisco, cannabis delivery agents will scan your government ID or California medical marijuana card before you may receive your order.
There are no marijuana dispensaries in South San Francisco.
No cannabis sellers operate in the city. However, non-storefront retailers selling cannabis to residents in the city do not take credit cards.
There are no retail storefronts to visit in South San Francisco.
Cannabis storefront dispensaries are banned in the city.
Marijuana retail storefronts are prohibited in South San Francisco. However, in accordance with local law, non-storefront retailers in the city must log all transactions, including sales made to cannabis buyers.
There are no physical cannabis retail storefronts to visit in South San Francisco.
The California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) regulates cannabis activities in South San Francisco. You may contact the department using the contact details on its website.
To report illicit cannabis activities in South San Francisco, file a complaint with the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) or the South San Francisco Police Department. To contact the South San Francisco PD, call (650) 877-8900.