COSTA MESA - MARIJUANA IN THE CITY
In this article we talk about some interesting facts about the city with a focus on the main issue, Marijuana.
We address the important and frequently asked questions about MMJ:
- Where can I buy good legal weed in town?
- How can I become a legal Medical Marijuana patient?
- Where can I find a Cannabis collective in town?
- How can I get a 420 Medical Marijuana Doctor evaluation?
- Is there a nearby place I can get a Cannabis ID card?
- Can I get Marijuana delivered to my home?
- Where is a nearby dispensary with lab tested Marijuana?
- Can I grow weed at home?
- What are the latest laws concerning permits and ordinances?
- How can I get a Doctor's recommendation and growers permit?
- Where can I find a good Medical Marijuana lawyer in the city?
About Costa Mesa
With a population of about 120,000 residents (2016), Costa Mesa ranks as the 54th largest city in California. After incorporation in 1953, Costa Mesa has grown from a farming town into a major suburb, complete with retail, commerce and light manufacturing.
The city's lands were first occupied by native Americans for the past several thousand years. The Spanish were the first settlers (1800 ish), establishing a grand 62,000 acre (100 sq.mi.) ranch occupying the Costa Mesa and surrounding areas. After the Mexican-American war, California was incorporated into the United States and American settlers claimed or purchased the lands in the area including the former town of Fairview. In 1889, a flood pretty much wiped the city from the map and did not recover for decades.
With the arrival of the railway, agriculture prospered and the economy gained steam. In 1920 the city's official name, Costa Mesa or coast table (Spanish) in homage to its location on a plateau.
The population surged with World War II, with many thousands occupying the Air Base at Santa Ana. By 1980, the population increased four-fold.
Today, the economy is literally devoid of basic manufacturing as most jobs are in the public sector. One exception is IT giant, Experian that provided IT services to the planet, which may or may not be a good thing.
Top 10 Employers in Costa Mesa
- Coast Community College District Foundation
- Orange Coast College
- Coast Community College District
- Fairview Developmental Center
- Automobile Club of Southern California
- First Team Real Estate
- Pacific Building Care
- Hyundai Motor America
The latest Marijuana Ordinances - Permits - Meetings - News
MMJ WIZARD - Custom Marijuana Search of City Website - 2016
Costa Mesa Banned marijuana and/or medical marijuana cultivation by any person, including primary caregivers, qualified patients and dispensaries, is prohibited in all zone districts within the City of Costa Mesa.
Costa Mesa is working on a framework that allows medical cannabis dispensaries to operate on their own terms. In a 5-0 vote, the City Council decided on a measure that allows manufacturing, with restrictions on dispensary locations, and a tax on MMJ sales and distribution.
PETITION - CONSIDERATION OF A CITY INITIATIVE PETITION REGARDING MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES Staff recommends that Council provides direction to the City for an initiative for the regulation of medical cannabis dispensaries - on the November 2016 ballot.
A lawsuit, filed by the authors alleged the city violated state election law in delaying the cannabis vote of an initiative that would permit 4 medical pot dispensaries to operate in the city of Costa Mesa.
An Orange County judge has ruled that Costa Mesa needs to wait until November 2016 to decide if they want to bring regulated medical marijuana dispensaries to town.
As a result, “The City of Costa Mesa Medical Marijuana Measure” will be placed on the November 8, 2016 ballot relating to medical cannabis manufacturing, testing and related applications within certain city precincts.
ORDINANCE - NO. 16-01 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING CODE AMENDMENT (DEFINITIONS AND ENFORCEMENT CITYWIDE LAND USE MATRIX, AND NEW REGULATIONS RELATED TO PROHIBITING cannabis CULTIVATION. - May 2016
|Marijuana Legal Issues in Costa Mesa|
Mr. LaBarbera are a group of professionals that deals with licensing issues, including Medical Cannabis before the various State and Municipal Medical Boards including Costa Mesa, the Department of Real Estate, he Department of Motor Vehicles and all other licensing agencies.
Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara, LLP are an AV rated legal firm that provides a full range of litigation and transaction services to individuals and businesses. This larger legal firm has 80 attorneys with offices in Costa, Mesa, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, Northern California, Las Vegas, Reno, Phoenix, and Denver.
Orange County Superior Court judge has ruled that the city of Costa Mesa does not need to hold a special election this year for a special medical cannabis initiative.
This MMJ initiative, would permit up to four medical cannabis dispensaries to operate in the city, fell into contention in December following a Council decision to move it to the November 2016 general election ballot instead of having a special election.
Marijuana Products And Services
Dispensaries, Delivery Services, Cannabis Clubs,Clinics, Doctors, 420 Evaluations in the city.
- 12 month Letter of Grower`s Recommendation from a licensed physician.
- 24/7 Online verification of your legal status.
- Medical Marijuana ID CARD.
- Grower's Authorization to cultivate up to 99 plants / possess 8 oz. or more of MMJ
|City Cannabis News|
When it comes to medical marijuana, Costa Mesa voters will be seeing triple in November.
The Costa Mesa City Council decided Tuesday to move ahead with putting a city-sponsored initiative to regulate local medical cannabis dispensaries up for a vote in the fall. That measure would compete against two initiatives already on the ballot.
Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer outlined some particulars he thinks should go in the city initiative, including restricting dispensaries so they could open only in the area north of South Coast Drive and west of Harbor Boulevard.
Police - Cannabis Files
The owners of a cannabis dispensary raided last month in ‘the OC’, say the premises are part of a church in construction - that uses cannabis as a sacrilege. A similar claim was made by Rastafarians living in Rome, and they won their case that cannabis use was indeed an acceptable part of their religion. Lawyer Matthew Pappas stated that the Oklevueha Native American Church is turning the branch location in Costa Mesa one of its 200 chapters nationwide.
With California on the knife edge of legalization, Orange County has become known as the land of brutal dispensary raids and corrupt cops. But last week's raid on the Oklevueha Native American Church (ONAC) in Costa Mesa strayed from the typical cannabis facility invasion. ONAC isn't a medical facility— it's a place to engage in indigenous Native American spiritual ceremonies, which can include the use of sacred plants, such as cannabis, ayahuasca, peyote and psilocybin.