Current State law under both the medical marijuana legalization from the mid 1990’s and most recently, Proposition 64 for recreational use, allows cities and counties to regulate and prohibit commercial cultivation and commercial sale of marijuana, including medical marijuana. Like many cities in California, the City of Jurupa Valley currently prohibits the commercial sale and cultivation of marijuana. While home grown marijuana cultivation for personal consumption is allowed under certain restrictions, commercial sale through marijuana shops or “dispensaries," and commercial cultivation is prohibited. You may have seen certain retail storefronts within the City of Jurupa Valley that advertise the sale of marijuana for recreational and/or medical purposes. Those retail storefronts are operating illegally and are subject of legal action by the City, law enforcement, and the state and federal agencies. In many cases, the illegal storefronts are already under court orders to cease operations and the City continues to pursue legal action against them.
The legal process surrounding marijuana regulations can be confusing. For a more in-depth analysis of the issue, click on the City Manager’s message below.
City Manager’s Message Regarding Proposition 64 and Marijuana Dispensaries and Cultivation