Marijuana Regulations

The City of Del Mar has an existing prohibition in place for marijuana-related land uses.  This prohibition applies to both medical and non-medical marijuana related businesses and has been in effect since January 2016. 

To read the ordinance, please see Del Mar Municipal Code (DMMC) Chapter 30.85. 

The City expects to bring forward clarifying amendments in early 2017 to reaffirm the City Council’s desire to maintain the existing prohibition on all marijuana-related uses as expressed most recently on November 21, 2016. 

The existing California State law protections for medical marijuana qualified patients and caregivers and the Proposition 64 provisions for personal use and personal cultivation of marijuana in a private home by individuals 21 years of age and older are excepted from the local prohibition, which will be clarified with the next update to DMMC Chapter 30.85.

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