Yuba County cannabis laws

The following summary of Yuba County cannabis laws is for informational purposes only. If you need legal advice, consult an attorney.

On December 11, 2012, supervisors voted 4-1 to enact amendments to the existing Yuba County cannabis cultivation ordinance. The new ordinance is expected to take effect 30 days after final passage, which could come as soon as next week.

Yuba County cannabis cultivation ordinance (Tentative effective date: Mid-January 2013)

Changes to the Yuba County cannabis ordinance were proposed to the county by local medical cannabis patient-providers including the Yuba County Growers Association, which filed suit along with two local collectives after supervisors in July approved added new restrictions to its existing cultivation law. The lawsuit, which was handled by attorney Jeffrey Lake, was settled with the passage of the revised ordinance in December.

Yuba County cannabis law amendments (July 2012)

The July amendments were made following initial passage of the Yuba County cannabis cultivation ordinance in April, which delineated where and when growing medical cannabis could be deemed a public nuisance.

Yuba County cannabis cultivation law (April 2012)

Sample parcel map showing setbacks (May 2012)