The Mayor and City Council adopted Ordinance (MC-1465) on March 7, 2018, designed to create a healthy community by regulating the smoking – including vaping – of cannabis in public. This is regulated by Municipal Code Chapter 8.97.
Below is a brief summary of the Ordinance:
1. Cannabis inhaling and smoking shall be prohibited within one thousand (1,000) feet of any of the following:
i. Any school (k-12) regardless if it is a public, private or charter school;
ii. Day care center as defined in Section 1596.76 of the Health and Safety Code;
iii. Youth center as defined in Section 11353.1 of the Health and Safety Code;
iv. Any library, park, bicycle paths or area in which the primary purpose is used for minors; and
v. Any alcohol rehabilitation center or substance abuse facility.
2. Smoking and inhaling of cannabis products are prohibited in the following places:
i. Dining areas;
ii. Public places (farmers market, parade, craft fair, event space, etc.);
iii. Recreational areas (parks, playgrounds, sports fields, picnic area, hiking trail, bike path, etc.);
iv. Service areas;
v. Places of employment; and
vi. Any area within 50 feet of any door, window, opening, or vent, into a public place, dining area, service area, or recreational area except for such areas on private residential property.
3. A private property owner or business owner may authorize a Designated Smoking Area in an unenclosed area of his or her private property, provided it complies with all provisions of this Ordinance.