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CITY CODE AND CANNABIS REGULATIONS

The City's regulations on marijuana can be found on Title 5, the Title 8  and Title 17. This section is your resource for all City codes and regulations addressing marijuana, as well as recent City Council actions pertaining to existing and potential marijuana businesses in the City. Check often for updates to find the latest actions of the Sacramento City Council on this topic.

Residential Cultivation of Cannabis for Medical Use

Title 8 - Health and Safety

Chapter 8.132 of the City Code addresses the regulation of “The Compassionate Use Act,” approved by California voters in 1996, allowing qualified patients and the primary caregivers to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes upon the recommendation of a physician without being subjected to criminal prosecution. Additionally, qualified patients and caregivers may cultivate indoors in a residential area up to 400 sq. ft. in size.

Marijuana Businesses

Title 5 - Business Operating Permit and Regulations

Chapter 5.150 of the City Code addresses the regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries and commercial cultivation consistent with the Medical Cannabis Program, the Medical Cannabis Regulations and Safety Act (MCRSA), and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the City.

Title 17 - Zoning and Land Use

Section 17.228.760 - Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

Section 17.228.127 - Cannabis Cultivation

City Council Staff Reports

August 29, 2017

  • Item 7 - Ordinance Amending Chapter 5.150 of the Sacramento City Code Relating to Cannabis Businesses
  • Item 8 - Ordinance Amending Chapter 8.132, Title 8 of Sacramento City Code Title 8 Relating to Residential Cultivation of Cannabis 

April 4, 2017

  • Item 17 - Ordinance Amending Title 17 of City Code Relating to Nonvolatile Cannabis Manufacturing
  • Item 18 - Ordinance Amending Title 17 of City Code Relating to Cannabis Testing
  • Item 19 - Operating Fees for Cannabis Program

March 7, 2017

  • Item 14 - Ordinance Amending Section 17.228.127 of the Sacramento City Code Relating to Cannabis Cultivation and the Minimum Distance from Neighborhood Parks and Community Parks
  • Item 15 - Proposed Operating Permits for Marijuana Cultivation Businesses
  • Item 16 - Ordinance Amending Section 5.150.410 of the Sacramento City Code Relating to Criminal History Background Checks for Interested Parties of a Cannabis Cultivation Business
  • Item 17 - Ordinance Amending Section 5.150.370 of the Sacramento City Code Relating to the Term of a Cannabis Cultivation Permit
  • Item 18 - Ordinance Relating to Moratorium on Cannabis Cultivation

January 19, 2017

  • Item 17 - Study of Adverse Impacts of Cannabis  Cultivation, Neighborhood Responsibility Agreements and Mitigation Fund

November 22, 2016

  • Item 10 - Ordinance No. 2016-0051 Amending Various Sections of Title 17 of the Sacramento City Code Relating to Cannabis Cultivation
  • Item 11 - Ordinance Amending Chapter 5.150 of the Sacramento City Code Relating to Cannabis Cultivation Permits

November 15, 2016

  • Item No. 17 - Ordinance Amending Chapter 5.150 of the Sacramento City Code Relating to Cannabis Cultivation Permits and the Delivery of Medical Cannabis 

February 2, 2016

  • Item No 18 - Ordinance Amending Title 17 of the Sacramento City Code Relating to Cannabis Cultivation
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