Recent History

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2015: Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act or MCRSA
This State law created a licensing process for commercial medical cannabis and gave cities the option of allowing or disallowing commercial activities such as dispensaries and personal cultivation.  The law also placed a number of restrictions on the use of cannabis, including that it can’t be consumed in a public place, within 1,000 feet of schools, daycare facilities or youth centers, or while driving or riding in a vehicle. 

2016: Proposition 64 The Adult Use of Marijuana Act or AUMA
California voters approved Proposition 64 (Adult Use of Marijuana Act or AUMA) to legalize the private, non-medical use of cannabis by adults. Proposition 64 was supported by 54 percent of Thousand Oaks residents. Under AUMA, limited cultivation for personal non-medical use of up to six plants may occur within a household (further regulated by the City that cultivation may only occur within a residential or accessory residential structure). Under these laws, local cities have the option of restricting or prohibiting the commercial cultivation, manufacturing, sale, and distribution of cannabis within their boundaries.
  • Proposition 64 Quick Guide provided by Ventura County Health Care Agency
2017:  Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act or MAUCRSA 

In June 2017, the California State Legislature passed a budget trailer bill, Senate Bill 94 (Chapter 27), that integrated MCRSA with AUMA to create the Medicinal and Adult‐Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) contained in division 10 of the Business and Professions Code (§26000 et seq.). Under MAUCRSA, a single regulatory system governs the medical and adult use cannabis industry in California.

2017: Municipal Code Amendment 2017-70260 City of Thousand Oaks Regulatory Ordinance
City introduces regulatory framework to allow one medical dispensary and one testing facility in an industrial area.

2019: Municipal Code Amendment 2019-70879 Amendment of Regulatory Ordinance                                             City amended regulations to allow for two medical dispensaries, deliveries of cannabis, and two testing facilities.

2022: Municipal Code Amendment 2022-70430 Amendment of Regulatory Ordinance                                                    City introduced ordinance amendment to allow the two approved dispensaries to sell adult-use cannabis in addition to medicinal.

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