Yes. The Adult Use Act of Marijuana legalized adult-use marijuana in the State of California in 2017, permitting the establishment of marijuana dispensaries and also allowing municipalities to approve or prohibit the operations of cannabis dispensaries within their borders. The City of Oxnard permits the establishment and operations of marijuana dispensaries in its jurisdiction through Ordinance No. 2994.
Per Section 11-473 of the Oxnard City Municipal Code, cannabis retail dispensaries are permitted to be situated in the following zones:
Property zoned neighborhood shopping center (C-l) Neighborhood shopping center planned development (C-l-PD) General Commercial (C-2)
General commercial planned development (C-2-PD)
Coastal neighborhood commercial (CNC)
Commercial planned development (CPD)
Commercial manufacturing zones within the Rose Santa Clara Corridor Specific Plan
Retail dispensaries may also be located in the following specific plan areas subject to relevant specific plan requirements:
RiverPark - commercial office
Camino Real Business Park
Yes. Ordinance No. 2994 of the City of Oxnard permits the operations of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city following the legalization of medical marijuana in the State of California through the Compassionate Use Act (CUA). You can purchase tinctures, edibles, flowers, and concentrates from Oxnard medical marijuana dispensaries.
Yes. You can purchase weed from online cannabis dispensaries in Oxnard, as the city does not prohibit licensed businesses from cannabis delivery in its jurisdiction.
Visiting a marijuana dispensary can be a fun experience for cannabis enthusiasts. Even if you are visiting for a first-time, most dispensaries have individuals designated to ensure visitors are provided sufficient information about the products on offer, regardless of their age or experience.
When you visit an adult-use dispensary in the City of Oxnard, you must go with a valid ID to show you are of legal age (21). If you are visiting a medical marijuana dispensary, a valid medical marijuana identification card or a physician's recommendation will be required before you may make purchases. You should also take cash along, as most dispensaries accept cash only. Note that weed dispensaries will have security guards and cameras. You may also have to stay in a waiting area before entering the products area.
Operational regulations for cannabis store-front and retailers are contained in Sections 11-485 and 11-486 of the city code. These include:
Adult-use cannabis retail facilities must verify that visitors to their facilities are 21 or older
Medical marijuana dispensaries must verify that visitors are not under the age of 18. If a potential customer is between 18 and 20 years old, the retailer must verify the possession of a valid physician's recommendation and state-issued medical marijuana identification card
Entrances to marijuana dispensaries must be locked at all times, with entry strictly controlled
Cannabis dispensaries may only have quantities of cannabis and cannabis products to meet the daily demand readily available for sale on-site in the retail areas, while additional products are stored in a secured, locked area inaccessible to visitors and vendors
Sale and delivery of cannabis products may not occur through a pass-through window or slide-out tray to the exterior of the premises
Cannabis products must be contained in child-resistant packaging
Operating hours for cannabis dispensaries may be between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. daily
Recreational cannabis laws in Oxnard are similar to the state laws on marijuana. These laws permit or restrict the following:
Oxnard residents aged 21 or older to possess, obtain, transport, and use up to 1 ounce of cannabis or 8 grams of cannabis concentrate
Driving under the influence of cannabis is illegal
Oxnard residents aged 21 or older may cultivate up to six cannabis plants indoors in locations secured and inaccessible to minors and not visible to the public
Cannabis consumption is illegal in public locations
Transporting cannabis over state lines is illegal
The outdoor storage of cannabis or cannabis product is illegal
Persons under the age of 21 are not allowed on the premises of commercial cannabis dispensaries
Commercial cannabis businesses must ensure that cannabis odors are not detectable off-site
Commercial cannabis businesses must be located no closer than 600 feet to a school, decenter, youth center
Medical Marijuana is legal in the City of Oxnard and the rest of California pursuant to Proposition 215, approved by California voters in 1996. California's cannabis laws were unified into the MAUCRSA (Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act) in June 2017. Oxnard's Ordinance No. 2994 was enacted to implement the provisions of the MAUCRSA to accommodate the needs of medically ill persons in need of cannabis and provide access to cannabis for medical purposes.
According to the MAUCRSA, Oxnard residents aged 18 or older may possess and use up to 8 ounces or 226.8 grams of dried cannabis and grow up to six mature plants or 12 immature plants. Residents who are under 18 or are incapacitated may designate primary caregivers to help administer medical marijuana. Oxnard permits the operations of medical marijuana dispensaries and medical marijuana delivery businesses in the city. If eligible, Oxnard residents may also apply to obtain medical marijuana identification cards.
To be eligible to obtain a medical marijuana identification card (MMIC) in the City of Oxnard, you must:
Be aged 18 or older
Reside in Oxnard
Have your attending physician certify that you suffer from one or more qualifying health conditions. Some of the qualifying conditions include AIDS, cancer, seizures, migraine, cachexia, arthritis, and chronic pain
You may obtain a medical marijuana card in Oxnard by scheduling an appointment to complete an MMIC application with the Ventura County Health Care Agency. You may contact the Agency at (805) 981-5301 to schedule an appointment. Note that applications can only be submitted at scheduled appointments.
The following will be required at your appointment with the county health care agency:
The original written attestation from your attending healthcare provider 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 Oxnard, such as a recent utility bill, rent or mortgage receipt, or California motor vehicle registration having your current address in Oxnard
A non-refundable application fee. You may be eligible for a 50% reduction in the standard fee of $84 if you are a Medi-Cal beneficiary
The county health care agency office is located at:
2220 East Gonzales Road Suite 200
Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: (805) 981-5301
Your medical marijuana identification card may take up to 35 days to be available. To ensure delivery, a staff of the county health agency will contact you when the card is ready for pickup.
Cannabis use must occur in a private location. If you live in a rented unit, you must obtain authorization from the property manager or landlord before consuming cannabis on such a property. Consumption is prohibited while driving or riding as a passenger in a motor vehicle. Even possessing an open container of cannabis in a vehicle is prohibited. Cycling while under the influence of cannabis is likewise prohibited.
You can buy cannabis at an Oxnard dispensary by visiting the dispensary's address. To find the addresses of marijuana dispensaries near you, you can enter the search term “marijuana dispensaries near me" in a search engine. You should visit the location of a marijuana dispensary with a valid photo ID proving that you are 21 or older.
One gram of high-quality weed in Oxnard costs about $35.
Some of the most popular cannabis strains in Oxnard are:
Super Lemon Haze
Girl Scout Cookies
No. Even though cannabis use is legal in Oxnard, smoking it in public places is illegal and may be penalized with fines. The penalty is more stringent for the offender if cannabis smoking occurs near schools, religious locations, daycare centers, or youth centers.
According to the California MAUCRSA (Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act), you can possess up to 28.5 grams of cannabis, such as cannabis flower or pre-roll. If you intend to possess concentrated cannabis, such as wax, oil, or shatter, you can only possess up to 8 grams. Note that you can only legally possess marijuana if you are 21 or older.
You cannot ship cannabis or cannabis products across state lines into Oxnard. Transporting cannabis across state lines is considered a federal offense and is punished severely.
Yes. You can order cannabis online in Oxnard, as cannabis retail and delivery are legal in the city. The city issues cannabis non-storefront retail permits, which allow cannabis businesses to deliver cannabis products to customers.
Although some dispensaries in Oxnard may claim to offer 24-hour services, Section 11-480 of the city ordinance only permits commercial cannabis businesses to operate only during the hours specified in the business permit issued by the city. Per Section 11-485 of the city ordinance, cannabis dispensaries may only operate between 9:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m. daily or for a reduced duration as stated on a discretionary land use permit.
Yes, tourists are permitted to use adult-use marijuana dispensaries in Oxnard as long as they have and show valid photo IDs showing they are of legal age (21). However, you cannot use medical marijuana dispensaries in the city unless registered under the state medical marijuana program.
You need to provide a photo ID showing you are aged 21 or older to be allowed on the premises of a recreational weed dispensary in Oxnard. If you want to buy medical marijuana, you must provide a medical marijuana identification card or a physician's recommendation.
Some of the best dispensaries in Oxnard include:
Safeport Cannabis Dispensary
Oxnard weed dispensaries may scan your ID to keep a record of your purchases to ensure you do not purchase more than the stipulated limits under the law. However, they will not scan your ID to keep your personal information.
Per Section 11-456 of the Oxnard Municipal Code, no more than 16 cannabis retail businesses may operate in the city at any one time.
Cannabis business is typically a cash business in Oxnard. Dispensaries in the city do not accept credit cards.
You can visit multiple marijuana dispensaries in one day in Oxnard. However, you will not be able to purchase more than the MAUCRSA’s stated daily limits from approved dispensaries as these businesses track how much customers buy.
No. Cannabis buyers must pay the full worth of their purchases. Oxnard marijuana dispensaries do not accept health insurance.
Yes. Per state law, dispensaries in California are required to track how much cannabis customers buy to ensure that daily limits are not exceeded.
At 18, you can only enter a medical marijuana dispensary in Oxnard if you are an eligible medical marijuana patient. To enter a recreational weed dispensary in the city, you must be 21 or older.
The Office of the City Manager oversees cannabis activities in the City of Oxnard. You can find the contact information of the City Manager on the Oxnard government website.
To report illegal cannabis activity in Oxnard, contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7740 or the Oxnard City Manager at (805) 385-7430.