The amended Municipal Code will become effective after a second reading on January 16, 2018, followed by a statutory 30-day waiting period. The anticipated effective date is February 16.
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On December 12, 2017, the Modesto City Council had a first reading of amendments to the Municipal Code to regulate commercial cannabis activity and personal cultivation. View the web page for more information.
Ordinance documents and City Council resolutions will be posted in the City Documents Archive.
View the zoning information and tentative Cannabis Land Use Matrix on our website. To see what the current zoning of a specific address or parcel number is, you may refer to the City of Modesto Geographic Information System (GIS). Please direct other zoning-related inquiries to the City of Modesto Planning Division at (209) 577-5267.
City of Modesto Commercial Cannabis Permit Applications and related permit application documents are available on our website.
Please read the information provided on the website. It is recommended that you order your LiveScan background check(s) first, since you will need your order receipt as part of your Phase 1 Permit Application.
The fee schedule can be found on our website.
There are no restrictions on the number of commercial businesses other than dispensaries, which will be limited to a maximum of 10 within Modesto city limits.
No cannabis delivery services will be permitted within the City limits.
Commercial cannabis activities will be allowed in specified zones subject to certain buffers. Buffers are 600 feet from schools, daycare establishments and youth centers, 200 feet from parks and libraries, and 100 feet from residential property. View a tentative map showing zoning for cannabis activity on our website.
No commercial cannabis activity is permitted in a defined downtown area. View the prohibited area map on our website.
Adults over 21 years of age, and those over 18 years of age with a valid medical marijuana prescription may grow up to six plants, indoors, at a single residence. The limit of six plants is by residence, regardless of the number of residents. Growing activity must be completely indoors, secured and screened from public view.
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