19.02.011 - Medical marijuana dispensaries.
A qualified patient, person with a valid identification card, or primary caregiver, as those terms are defined in the Compassionate Use Act and the Medical Marijuana Program Act, California Health and Safety Code sections 1111362.5 and 11362.7 et seq., shall not be subject to criminal liability under California Health and Safety Code section 11570 or other criminal abatement actions or complaints (including under Sections 19.02.010 and 19.02.030 of this chapter) for operating or owning a medical marijuana dispensary as that term is defined in this Code. Any qualified patient, person with a valid identification card, or primary caregiver owning or operating a medical marijuana dispensary in violation of this Code shall be subject to all other judicial compliance actions set forth in this Chapter 19.02 and all administrative enforcement remedies set forth in Chapter 19.03 of this Code. Nothing in this section shall prevent the criminal enforcement of other violations of this Code or state law.
(Ord. No. 11-04, § 2, 5-3-11)