Marijuana Regulations and Information
This page contains information related
to the City's marijuana ordinance and Proposition 64.
The City of Beverly Hills' current cannabis ordinance prohibits the establishment of any marijuana dispensary, store, co-op or cultivation operation in any zone or overlay zone. At the August 8th, 2017 City Council Meeting, an ordinance that strengthens the wording of the previous ordinance to specifically prohibit all forms of commercial cannabis activity with the exception of allowing medical marijuana delivery to residents was adopted. The current ordinance does not discuss, prohibit, or further regulate the personal cultivation of marijuana beyond the regulations set forth under state law.
Staff Reports Related to the Adoption of the City's Ordinance
June 22, 2017 - Planning Commission
July 18, 2017 - Formal Session Meeting (1st Reading)
August 8, 2017 - Formal Session (2nd Reading)
View the City's Research Archive associated with the above Staff Reports.
Overview of Proposition 64
On November 8, 2016, Proposition 64 (the Control, Regulate, and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act) passed in California. This proposition:
- Legalizes the use and personal cultivation of marijuana by adults age 21 or older
- Imposes state taxes on non-medical marijuana sales and commercial marijuana cultivation
- Provides for industry licensing and establishes standards for marijuana products
- Allows local prohibition, regulation and taxation of marijuana business
- What is Currently Legal?
- Personal use of marijuana by adults age 21 older
- Residential cultivation of up to 6 plants and the resident keeps the harvest
- Regardless of how many people age 21 or older reside in a residence, a maximum of six plants may be grown
- Resident may give marijuana to persons age 21 or older but may not sell marijuana grown within the home
- Public possession of up to 28.5 grams of cannabis or 8 grams of concentrated cannabis
- Buying marijuana from State licensed retailers, only
- What is Illegal under Proposition 64?
- Consuming marijuana or marijuana products in any public place
- Consuming marijuana in a vehicle or getting high and driving. This includes motor vehicles, boats, vessels, and other vehicles used for transportation
- This applies to both drivers and passengers
- Open packages or containers of marijuana or marijuana products are also not allowed within the vehicle
- Smoking marijuana anywhere that smoking tobacco is prohibited
- Purchasing marijuana
- You cannot purchase marijuana from a medical marijuana dispensary unless you possess a medical marijuana identification card or a physician’s recommendation
- You cannot purchase marijuana from an unlicensed facility/business or directly from another person
- Selling unlicensed marijuana
- You may not sell marijuana that you personally cultivate at home
- Smoking marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, day care center, or youth center while children are present
- Possessing, smoking or consuming marijuana or marijuana products in or upon the grounds of a school, day care center, or youth center while children are present
Frequently Asked Questions about Proposition 64
- Can I purchase recreational marijuana from a medicinal marijuana dispensary?
- Can cities ban marijuana deliveries?
- Can individuals sell the marijuana they have personally cultivated in their private residence to friends, family, and licensed stores when they eventually open?
- Can individuals legally use marijuana at work?
- Smoking marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, day-care center, or youth center while children are present is illegal. What if a person lives within 1,000 feet of one of these facilities?
- Can an individual possess an open container or open package of marijuana in their vehicle?
- Can a landlord ban the cultivation/smoking of marijuana on his or her property?
- Does federal law recognize the legality of recreational marijuana?
- What is the definition of residence?
- What does Proposition 64 say about possessing, transporting, purchasing or giving away of non-medical marijuana?
- When can cities impose bans on personal outdoor cultivation?