8.64.050   Medical marijuana dispensaries and commercial marijuana activity prohibited.
   A.   A medical marijuana dispensary as defined in subsection B. of this section may not be established within the City of Visalia, and no permit of any type shall be issued therefor. Notwithstanding Section 17.02.110 of the Visalia Municipal Code, in no event shall a medical marijuana dispensary as defined in subsection B. of this section be considered a permitted or conditionally permitted use in any land use zoning district. This section shall not affect the right to possess, use or cultivate marijuana for medicinal purposes as is presently authorized or prohibited by the laws of the State of California as set forth in the Health and Safety Code, Penal Code, or other state law, or by any federal law, provided such possession, use or cultivation otherwise complies with any applicable provisions of the Visalia Municipal Code.
   B.   A medical marijuana dispensary is any facility or location, whether fixed or mobile, where marijuana is cultivated, made available, and/or distributed by or to three or more persons within the following categories: a primary caregiver, a qualified patient, or a patient with an identification card, as those terms are defined in California Health and Safety Code Sections 11362.5 and 11362.7 et seq. as such sections may be amended from time to time.
   C.   Commercial marijuana activities are prohibited within the City of Visalia.
   D.   Delivery of marijuana is prohibited within the city regardless of whether the delivery is initiated within or outside of the city, and regardless of whether a technology platform is used for delivery by a dispensary. This subsection does not apply to delivery services that are using public roads to travel through the City of Visalia as permitted under state law, although such delivery services must comply with all other state laws and local ordinances as applicable.
(Ord. 2017-11 § 2 (part), 2017: Ord. 2011-10 § 7, 2011)