Chapter 14-52


14-52.100    Nonmedical cannabis unlawful.

14-52.110    Nonmedical cannabis—Limited personal use exception.

14-52.120    Outdoor cultivation prohibited.

14-52.100 Nonmedical cannabis unlawful.

It is unlawful to cultivate, process, manufacture, distribute, test, dispense or sell nonmedical cannabis and/or nonmedical cannabis products in the City of Watsonville. Nonmedical cannabis is any cannabis or cannabis product, as defined in Division 10 of the California Health and Safety Code, which is not regulated by the City under Chapter 6-5.

(§ 1, Ord. 1345-16 (CM), eff. December 13, 2016)

14-52.110 Nonmedical cannabis—Limited personal use exception.

In compliance with Proposition 64 (also known as the Control, Regulate, and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (“AUMA”)), not more than six (6) living cannabis plants may be planted, cultivated, harvested, dried, or processed by a person over the age of twenty-one (21) inside a private residence, or inside an accessory building to a private residence that is fully enclosed and secure, and located upon the same parcel as the private residence, as an incidental use to the primary private residential use; provided, that cannabis in excess of twenty-eight and one-half (28.5) grams produced by plants kept for indoor personal cultivation under this section must be stored in a locked space on the grounds of the private residence not visible from the public right-of-way. Any personal cultivation under this chapter shall comply with all requirements of this code, including, without limitation, Title 8.

(§ 1, Ord. 1345-16 (CM), eff. December 13, 2016)

14-52.120 Outdoor cultivation prohibited.

It is unlawful to cultivate either medical or nonmedical cannabis outdoors in the City of Watsonville.

(§ 1, Ord. 1345-16 (CM), eff. December 13, 2016)