Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Ordinance Amendment

Contact Information

If you have general questions about medical marijuana dispensaries, please contact the Land Development Coordinating Center at (213) 974-6411 or via email at zoningldcc@planning.lacounty.gov.

On December 7, 2010, the Board of Supervisors adopted the final ordinance to ban medical marijuana dispensaries throughout unincorporated Los Angeles County. This ordinance is effective on January 6, 2011.


An amendment to Title 22 (Planning and Zoning) of the Los Angeles County Code to ban medical marijuana dispensaries throughout unincorporated Los Angeles County; or, in the event that a ban is held unlawful by a decision of a California Court of Appeals or by the California Supreme Court, to retain existing regulations for the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries.

Previous regulations for the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries were adopted under Ordinance 2006-0032, effective June 8, 2006. Under Ordinance 2006-0032, medical marijuana dispensaries require a conditional use permit for establishment in zones C-1, C-2, C-3, C-M, M-1, M-1 1/2, M-2, M-4, and MPD with regulations incorporated in to zones M-2 1/2, M-3, and D-2 by reference. Ordinance 2006-0032 is out of effect as of January 6, 2011.

Documents for Review

Proposition 64

Project Timeline

The public review period and public hearings are opportunities to comment and provide input on the draft ordinance. If you have questions or comments on the draft ordinance please contact Ms. Karen Simmons at (213) 974-6432 or via email at ksimmons@planning.lacounty.gov.

Release Draft Ordinance August 19, 2010
Public Review Period for the Regional Planning Commission Public HearingAugust 19, 2010 to September 22, 2010
Regional Planning Commission Public HearingSeptember 22, 2010
Board of Supervisors Public HearingNovember 23, 2010
Board of Supervisors Adoption of OrdinanceDecember 7, 2010
December 7, 2010 Board of Supervisors Agenda For More Information, See Item 48
Effective Date of OrdinanceJanuary 6, 2011

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