6.52.010 General prohibition, purpose and intent.Share A. Dispensing of medical marijuana in the city of Patterson is prohibited except as specifically allowed or authorized under state and federal law. No use that is illegal under local, state or federal law shall be allowed in any zoning district within the city of Patterson. B. The purpose and intent of the chapter is to provide a means for regulating the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city of Patterson if such activity or business is authorized by state and federal law in a manner that is consistent with applicable law and which promotes the health, safety and general welfare of the residents and businesses in the city. C. This chapter shall be effective only to the extent the uses permitted in this chapter are otherwise authorized or allowed by state and federal laws, regulations and rules. This chapter does not provide separate authority for allowing an otherwise illegal activity to occur on the permitted property. (Ord. 698 § 1 (part), 2008).