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Ordinances & Regulations

The City of San José’s Medical Marijuana Program is contained within the following ordinances:

  1. The Zoning Ordinance, which regulates where medical marijuana collectives may locate; and 
  2. The Regulatory Ordinance, which regulates how medical marijuana collectives shall operate.

Under the Regulatory Ordinance, the City Manager may promulgate additional regulations as necessary for the Program.

Zoning Ordinance

The Medical Marijuana Zoning Ordinance can be found in Title 20 of the Municipal Code. The Ordinance, as adopted by the City Council, is online here.

Regulatory Ordinance

The Medical Marijuana Regulatory Ordinance is Chapter 6.88 of the San José Municipal Code (online here).

On December 15, 2015, the City Council approved amendments to the Regulatory Ordinance. Those amendments are online here.

On May 19, 2015, the City Council amended the Regulatory Ordinance and extended certain deadlines related to the program. Those amendments are here.

The original ordinance, approved by Council on June 17, 2014, is online here.

City Manager Regulations for Medical Marijuana

The City Manager Regulations were most recently updated on March 10, 2017 [online here].