No. Pursuant to Chapter 9.86.030 of the Sunnyvale Ordinance, marijuana dispensaries are prohibited in all zones and specific plan areas of the city. Although California legalized marijuana in the state through the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, the state allows municipalities to enforce restrictions on the operations of marijuana dispensaries and other marijuana businesses within their jurisdictions.
No. Although medical marijuana is legal in California through the Compassionate Use Act (CUA), no persons or entities may establish a medical marijuana dispensary in the city. Chapter 9.86.030 of the Sunnyvale Ordinance prohibits the activities of commercial marijuana activities in the city.
No. You cannot yet legally purchase weed online in Sunnyvale as the city government bans the establishment of marijuana dispensaries and deliveries within its borders.
There are no approved weed dispensaries in Sunnyvale. Hence, you cannot yet purchase weed legally in the city.
Weed dispensaries are illegal in Sunnyvale; hence, there are currently no dispensary laws in the city.
Sunnyvale adapts its recreational cannabis laws from the California marijuana laws. These laws permit or restrict the following:
Possessing up to 28.5 grams or 8 grams of concentrated cannabis is legal for adults aged 21 or older
Cultivation of up to 6 marijuana plants per residence for personal use is legal for adults aged 21 or older
Recreational cannabis dispensaries and businesses are prohibited in Sunnyvale
All forms of outdoor cannabis cultivation are illegal in Sunnyvale
It is illegal to purchase marijuana or receive deliveries of cannabis from retailers in other cities
Sunnyvale residents aged 21 or older may give away up to 28.5 grams of cannabis flower or up to 8 grams of cannabis concentrates, provided no compensations are received, and the persons receiving cannabis are 21 or older
Smoking marijuana in public places is illegal
Smoking marijuana anywhere tobacco smoking is prohibited is illegal
Consuming marijuana within 1,000 feet of a daycare center or school is prohibited
Giving or selling cannabis to minors is illegal
Transporting marijuana across state lines is illegal
Possessing marijuana on federal lands, including national forests and parks, federal house buildings, and courthouses, is prohibited
Driving marijuana under the influence of marijuana is unlawful and may result in a DUI
Employers in Sunnyvale are not required to accommodate marijuana use or possession at the workplace. Sunnyvale employers are permitted to enforce policies regarding cannabis use by employees
Sunnyvale's medical marijuana laws are adapted from the medical marijuana laws under the California MAUCRSA. The MAUCRSA permits Sunnyvale residents aged 18 and older to register under the California medical marijuana identification card program (MMICP). Residents under 18 who wish to register under the MMICP must appoint primary caregivers to help administer medical marijuana use.
Sunnyvale medical marijuana patients may possess up to 226.8 grams of dried cannabis and grow up to six marijuana plants indoors. It is illegal to cultivate marijuana outdoors for medical purposes. The City of Sunnyvale also prohibits the operations of medical marijuana dispensaries and deliveries within its borders.
In order to obtain a medical marijuana card in Sunnyvale, you must apply to the SCCDPH (Santa Clara County Department of Public Health). To be eligible for the MMJ card, you must be aged 18, reside in Sunnyvale, and be certified by a qualified healthcare provider as suffering from one of the approved medical conditions.
You can apply to the SCCDPH by mail or email. The following are required in your application:
Completed MMICP application
Recommendation Letter signed by your physician within the last 12 months
Copy of your government-issued photo ID
Copy of recent proof of residency in Sunnyvale
Your photograph taken on a white background
Application fee of $10 or $5 if you are a senior citizen above 55 or a Medi-Cal beneficiary. You may make payment by check, money order, or debit or credit card. Cash is not accepted. Note that the fee is non-refundable
Once all required items are received and pre-approved by the SCCDPH, you will be contacted by the Department with an expected timeframe for card pickup or delivery. If you choose to pay the application fee by credit card, a staff member of the SCCDPH will contact you for payment by phone. Processing times for medical marijuana cards may take 4-6 weeks.
Sunnyvale allows cannabis use on privately owned properties. No consumption is permitted in public areas. Before using marijuana on leased property, you must obtain permission from your landlord or representative. If you reside in a multi-unit dwelling, cannabis use on such a property is prohibited. You cannot use cannabis if you are driving or riding in a vehicle as a passenger.
There are no legal means to purchase cannabis in Sunnyvale as the operations of cannabis retail establishments are banned in the city.
Sunnyvale does not permit the sale of cannabis within its borders.
Cannabis products and strains sales are prohibited in Sunnyvale.
No. Smoking cannabis in public is prohibited in Sunnyvale. Smoking marijuana within 25 feet of operable doorways, openings, windows, vents of buildings, and services areas such as ATMs and transit stops is illegal. It is also prohibited to smoke cannabis on S. Murphy Avenue between Washington and Evelyn avenues, in public parks, such as golf courses, and at public events. You may not smoke in multi-family housings, such as in indoor and outdoor common areas, such as parking lots, community rooms, paths, lobbies, courtyards, private and shared balconies, and patios. Note that Sunnyvale's smoke-free laws apply to the smoking of cannabis in the city. Any violation of these laws may be subject to prosecution and fines stipulated under Chapter 9.28 of the smokefree Sunnyvale law.
Proposition 64 legalized cannabis use for Sunnyvale adults and other Californians over 21. However, the proposition restricts the number of cannabis plants and the amount of cannabis products an individual may possess at any time. Current state and municipal legislations allow residents of Sunnyvale to possess up to 28.5 grams of cannabis products such as flowers or pre-roll.
However, the 28.5-gram limitation does not apply to cannabis concentrates such as cannabis oil, wax, or shatter. Adults can only possess eight grams of concentrates due to the higher Delta-9 THC concentration in cannabis concentrates. Since cannabis edibles include extracts and concentrates, they are subject to the same possession limitations as cannabis concentrates.
No. Shipping cannabis across state lines in Sunnyvale is illegal under federal law since marijuana remains a banned substance under the federal Controlled Substance Act (CSA). However, you may transport cannabis from one California city to Sunnyvale, provided the substance or product is locked in a sealed container and secured in the trunk of the vehicle.
No. You cannot order cannabis online as cannabis non-storefront and storefront retail outlets are illegal in the city.
No. Cannabis dispensaries are illegal in Sunnyvale
Tourists cannot use dispensaries in Sunnyvale as the city prohibits the operations of cannabis dispensaries.
As of now, it is not legal to purchase weed within Sunnyvale, as retail outlets are illegal in the city.
Sunnyvale bans the operations of weed dispensaries within its jurisdiction
The City of Sunnyvale has not approved any dispensary to operate in the city.
There are no approved cannabis dispensaries in the City of Sunnyvale. Any dispensary established in the city currently is operating in violation of the city ordinance.
Dispensaries are not yet authorized to operate within the borders of Sunnyvale.
You cannot yet visit a dispensary in the City of Sunnyvale, as weed dispensaries are banned in the city.
There are no authorized weed dispensaries in the City of Sunnyvale.
With the City of Sunnyvale approving no dispensaries to sell weed in the city, you cannot yet legally purchase marijuana.
Sunnyvale has no approved marijuana dispensary per the city ordinance.
The City of Sunnyvale does not have a designated cannabis regulatory authority. However, you may contact the Sunnyvale Manager for information on cannabis regulations and operations in the city. You can find the contact information of the Sunnyvale Manager on the Sunnyvale Government website.
You can file a complaint about illegal cannabis activities in the City of Sunnyvale by contacting the Sunnyvale City Manager, the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Services, or by filing a report to the California DCC (Department of Cannabis Control).