City-By-City Ordinance

In November of 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64, which legalized the use of recreational marijuana in the state by a margin of 56 percent to 44 percent. The state joined Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska with this distinction.

With legalization of recreational marijuana, counties and cities proceeded to set guidelines to regulate marijuana. Governor Brown signed the trio of bills known as the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act that will regulate commercial medical cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and transportation, as well as a state-level licensing system. This will establish all the necessary governing boards to set standards relating to medical marijuana and its cultivation.

Potential users, cultivators, providers and medical marijuana dispensary owners have been affected by local ordinances throughout the state. As local governments created or modified land use regulations or ordinances to regulate or prohibit marijuana cultivation and distribution, some people found themselves with criminal charges due to misunderstandings. It can be challenging for ordinary citizens to correctly interpret the current regulations in place in their respective localities.

Attorney Christopher M. Glew of The Law Offices of Glew & Kim has long been at the forefront of efforts to protect people from overzealous laws and application of laws against the use of marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes. The law firm has defended hundreds of Californians with many favorable outcomes after they were charged with crimes related to marijuana prohibitions.

It is still true, however, that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. To verify whether your city or county allows the type of marijuana-related activity that concerns you or your family members, contact our Santa Ana law firm.

Call The Law Offices of Glew & Kim at 714-713-4525 or reach us online to obtain the most recent updates on what your city or any California city you are concerned about has done or is about to do in the area of marijuana regulations. If you have been charged with a local or state marijuana-related crime, get your defense moving as soon as you possibly can.