CHAPTER 13
MEDICINAL CANNABIS AND ADULT-USE CANNABIS

(Added by O-3795; Amended by O-3820)

413.1.010 DEFINITIONS.

a)    "Cannabis" will have the same meaning as set forth in Business and Professions Code Section 19300.5(f) as it may be amended from time to time.

b)    "Caregiver" or "primary caregiver" will have the same meaning as set forth in Business and Professions Code Section 11362.7 as it may be amended from time to time.

c)    "Commercial cannabis activity" will have the same meaning as set forth in Business and Professions Code Section 19300.5(k) as it may be amended from time to time. For purposes of this Chapter, commercial cannabis activity will also include commercial medical marijuana activity.

d)    "Cooperative" or "collective" means two (2) or more persons or a group that is collectively or cooperatively cultivating, using, transporting, possessing, administering, delivering, or making available medical marijuana, with or without compensation.

e)    "Cultivation" will have the same meaning as set forth in Business and Professions Code Section 19300.5(l) as it may be amended from time to time.

f)    "Cultivation site" will have the same meaning as set forth in Business and Professions Code Section 19300.5(x) as it may be amended from time to time.

g)    "Delivery" will have the same meaning as set forth in Business and Professions Code Section 19300.5(m) as it may be amended from time to time.

h)    "Dispensary" will have the same meaning as set forth in Business and Professions Code Section 19300.5(n) as it may be amended from time to time. For purposes of this Chapter, dispensary will also include cooperative and collective.

i)    "Dispensing" will have the same meaning as set forth in Business and Professions Code Section 19300.5(o) as it may be amended from time to time.

j)    "Distribution" will have the same meaning as set forth in Business and Professions Code Section 19300.5(p) as it may be amended from time to time.

k)    "Distributor" will have the same meaning as set forth in Business and Professions Code Section 19300.5(q) as it may be amended from time to time.

l)    "Manufacturer" will have the same meaning as set forth in Business and Professions Code Section 19300.5(y) as it may be amended from time to time.

m)    "Manufacturing site" will have the same meaning as set forth in Business and Professions Code Section 19300.5(af) as it may be amended from time to time.

n)    "Medicinal cannabis," "medicinal cannabis product," or "cannabis product" will have the same meaning as set forth in Business and Professions Code Section 19300.5(ag) as it may be amended from time to time. For purposes of this Chapter, medical cannabis will also include medical marijuana.

o)    "Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act" or "MAUCRSA" means SB 94, signed into law by the Governor on June 27, 2017, as the same may be amended from time to time.

p)    "Nursery" will have the same meaning as set forth in Business and Professions Code Section 19300.5(ah) as it may be amended from time to time.

q)    "Qualifying patient" or "qualified patient" will have the same meaning as set forth in Business and Professions Code Section 11362.7 as it may be amended from time to time.

r)    "Testing laboratory" will have the same meaning as set forth in Business and Professions Code Section 19300.5(z) as it may be amended from time to time.

s)    "Transport" will have the same meaning as set forth in Business and Professions Code Section 19300.5(am) as it may be amended from time to time.

t)    "Transporter" will have the same meaning as set forth in Business and Professions Code Section 19300.5(aa) as it may be amended from time to time.

413.1.020 PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES.

a)    Dispensaries of medicinal and adult-use cannabis are expressly prohibited in the City.

b)    Cultivation of medicinal and adult-use cannabis is expressly prohibited in the City. No person, including a qualified patient or primary caregiver, will cultivate any amount of cannabis in the City, even for medical purposes.

c)    Deliveries of medicinal and adult-use cannabis are expressly prohibited in the City. No person will conduct any delivery that either originates or terminates in the City of Torrance.

d)    Mobile cannabis dispensaries are expressly prohibited in the City of Torrance.

e)    Commercial cannabis activities are expressly prohibited in the City of Torrance.

f)    This Section is meant to expressly prohibit all activities for which a State license is required. Accordingly, the City of Torrance will not issue any permit, license, or other entitlement for any activity for which a State license is required under the MAUCRSA.

413.1.030 EXCEPTIONS.

This Chapter allows persons twenty-one (21) years of age or older to do any of the following:

a)    Possess, process, transport, purchase, obtain, or give away to persons twenty-one (21) years of age or older up to twenty-eight and one-half (28.5) grams of marijuana pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 11362.1(a)(1);

b)    Possess, process, transport, purchase, obtain, or give away to persons twenty-one (21) years of age or older up to eight (8) grams of concentrated cannabis pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 11362.1(a)(2);

c)    Possess, plant, cultivate, harvest, dry, or process not more than six (6) living marijuana plants and possess the marijuana produced by the plants pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 11362.1(a)(3);

1)    But the City of Torrance requires any person who is engaging the in the actions and conduct under Health and Safety Code Section 11362.1(a)(3) to do so inside a private residence or inside an accessory structure to a private residence located upon the grounds of a private residence that is fully enclosed and secure.

d)    Smoke or ingest marijuana or marijuana products pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 11362.1(a)(4);

1)    The exception listed above is limited by the prohibitions found in Health and Safety Code Section 11362.3;

e)    Possess, transport, purchase, obtain, use, manufacture, or give away marijuana accessories to persons twenty-one (21) years of age or older without any compensation whatsoever pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 11362.1(a)(5).

413.1.040 USE OR ACTIVITY PROHIBITED BY STATE OR FEDERAL LAW.

Nothing contained in this Chapter shall be deemed to permit or authorize any use or activity which is otherwise prohibited by any State or Federal law.

413.1.050 PUBLIC NUISANCE.

Any violation of any provision of this Chapter will be, and is declared to be, a public nuisance and may be summarily abated by the City pursuant to the Torrance Municipal Code, Code of Civil Procedure Section 731, or any other remedy available to the City under local, State, or Federal law.