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Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Redwood City Cannabis Regulations
SPECIAL EDITION: CANNABIS REGULATIONS
Looking for information about cannabis personal use? Do you
own a cannabis delivery company and deliver in Redwood City or do you
own a cannabis related business and want to expand in Redwood City?
On January 1, 2018, regulations went
into effect that made the purchase of recreational cannabis by adults
legal in California. Medical cannabis use has been legal in California
since 1996. Cannabis remains classified as a Schedule I drug under the
federal Controlled Substances Act, and its purchase, possession,
distribution, or use within California is unlawful under federal law. For a brief history of the California laws associated with the recreational and medical use of cannabis, go here.
In this special edition digital newsletter learn about the new cannabis regulations and how they are applied in Redwood City.
WHAT'S LEGAL FOR ADULT USE?
California law, adults 21 or older can use, carry, and grow cannabis
(i.e. marijuana, weed, or pot). Buying cannabis became legal for adults
21 or older January 1, 2018. Individuals can consume cannabis on private
property but cannot consume, smoke, eat, or vape cannabis in public
places. Property owners and landlords may ban the use and possession of
cannabis on their properties.
Individuals cannot smoke cannabis within 1,000 feet of a school,
day care center, or youth center while children are present. Adults 21
and older can buy and possess up to one ounce (28.5 grams) of cannabis
and up to eight grams of concentrated cannabis. Individuals can also
plant, harvest, dry, and process up to six cannabis plants in a private
residence or on the grounds of a residence. In Redwood City, all plants
must be grown indoors such as in the residence or in a green house in
the rear yard.
In Redwood City, as of January 2018
delivery of personal recreational is allowed and delivery of medical
cannabis was already allowed prior to January 2018.
For more details about personal use of cannabis, go here.
Personal Growing of Cannabis in Redwood City
California State law, as of November 9, 2016, allows cannabis to be
grown at home. In Redwood City, this means a limit of indoor cultivation
of up to six cannabis plants, per household. Outdoor personal cannabis
cultivation is not allowed in Redwood City. All commercial cultivation,
whether indoor or outdoor, is banned.
For tips for safely growing at home, read this blog post.
Responsible Use and Storage of Personal Cannabis
For tips on responsible use and storage of personal cannabis, go here.
Additional resources are available through the California Department of Public Health, here.
Delivery of medical cannabis has been allowed in Redwood City since
2016. The City Council approved a phased approach to implementing local
adult use cannabis regulations. City staff are actively working to
develop the regulations associated with each phase, and many phases will
return to the City Council for further discussion and approval in
April. For more details on the phased approach go here.
Cannabis Delivery businesses delivering cannabis to Redwood
City customers are required to obtain a City business license. For
details on the City's business license, go here.