The Organization of Municipalities Concerned about Marijuana (OMCM)

The Organization of Municipalities Concerned about Marijuana (OMCM) is a SAM-led initiative consisting of officials from localities that have implemented strict controls on marijuana, including those that have banned marijuana stores altogether, and officials from other jurisdictions interested in promoting public health-based marijuana laws.

Through OMCM, these localities share best practices, model ordinances, and other strategies.

Below are some sample ordinances used to prohibit marijuana stores. Included is a list of local cities and counties that have prohibited or implemented moratoria on marijuana stores.

Marijuana in Colorado

Marijuana Legislation Implementation

Resources on Municipal Legislation Banning Marijuana

The Colorado Municipal League (CML)  offers copies of ordinances banning retail/recreational marijuana, and ordinances banning “medical marijuana.”
CML also provides a list of CO cities banning marijuana (current as of April 2015), and these two more general information sheets on the issue:

Farther west, the California League of Cities also reproduces a number of ordinances banning “medical marijuana,” although such laws generally do not address retail/recreational sales.

Colorado Towns Banning Non-Medical Marijuana Stores

Colorado Municipalities League

Akron; Alamosa; Arriba; Arvada; Ault; Avon
Basalt; Bayfield; Bennett; Berthoud; Bethune; Blue River; Bow Mar; Brighton; Brookside; Broomfield; Buena Vista; Burlington;
Calhan; Cañon City; Castle Pines; Castle Rock; Cedaredge; Centennial; Cherry Hills Village; Coal Creek; Cokedale; Collbran; Colorado Springs; Columbine Valley; Craig; Crawford; Creede; Cripple Creek; Crook; Crowley
Dacono; Del Norte; Delta; Dinosaur; Dolores; Dove Creek
Eads; Eaton; Eckley; Elizabeth; Erie; Estes Park; Evans
Fairplay; Firestone; Florence; Fort Lupton; Fort Morgan; Fountain; Fowler; Foxfield; Frederick; Fruit
Gilcrest; Golden; Granada; Granby; Grand Junction; Grand Lake; Greeley; Green Mountain Falls; Greenwood Village; Gypsum
Haxtun; Hillrose; Holly; Holyoke; Hooper; Hot Sulphur Springs; Hotchkiss; Hudson; Hugo
Ignacio; Iliff
Jamestown; Johnstown; Julesburg
Keenesburg; Kersey; Kim; Kiowa; Kremmling
La Jara; La Junta; La Salle; Lake City; Lakewood; Lamar; Larkspur; Las Animas; Limon; Littleton; Lochbuie; Lone Tree; Longmont; Loveland
Manzanola; Mead; Meeker; Milliken; Minturn; Monte Vista; Montezuma; Montrose; Monument; Morrison; Mountain Village; Mt. Crested Butte
Naturita; New Castle; Norwood; Nucla
Olathe; Olney Springs; Orchard City; Ordway; Otis; Ouray; Ovid
Palmer Lake; Paonia; Parker; Peetz; Pierce; Pitkin; Platteville; Poncha Springs; Pritchett
Ramah; Rangley; Raymer; Rockvale; Rocky Ford; Romeo; Rye
Saguache; Sanford; Seibert; Severance; Sheridan; Silver Cliff; Simla; Snowmass Village; South Fork; Springfield; Sterling; Stratton; Sugar City; Superior; Swink
Vail; Victor; Vilas; Vona
Walden; Walsh; Ward; Wellington; Westcliffe; Westminster; Wiggins; Williamsburg; Windsor; Winter Park; Woodland Park; Wray
Yampa; Yuma

Oregon Cities/Counties Banning Non-Medical Marijuana Stores

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

Adrian; Athena; Aumsville
Baker City; Baker County; Boardman; Burns
Canby; Canyon City; Canyonville; Central Point; Coburg; Cove; Creswell; Crook County; Culver
Dayville; Douglas County
Eagle Point; Elgin; Enterprise
Gaston; Grant County; Grass Valley
Halfway; Halsey; Harney County; Harrisburg; Heppner; Hermiston
Ione; Irrigon; Island City
Jacksonville; Jefferson County; John Day; Jordan Valley; Joseph; Junction City
Klamath County; Klamath Falls
LaGrande; Lake County; Lake Oswego; Lexington; Long Creek; Lostine; Lyons
Malheur County; Marion County; Maupin; Merrill; Mill City; Millersburg; Milton-Freewater; Monument; Moro; Morrow County; Mount Angel; Mount Vernon
North Powder; Nyssa
Prairie City
Richland; Rufus
Sandy; Scott Mills; Shady Cove; Shaniko; Sherman County; Sherwood; Spray; Sublimity; Summerville; Sutherlin
Ukiah; Umatilla; Umatilla County; Union; Union County
Wallowa; Wallowa County; Wasco City; West Linn; Wilsonville; Wheeler County

Washington Cities and Counties Banning Marijuana Businesses

According to Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

Benton County
Bonney Lake
Chelan County (at large)
Clark County (at large)
Columbia County (at large)
Douglas County (at large)
Federal Way
Franklin County (at large)
Lynden Yakima County (at large)
Mill Creek
Omak At Large
Pasco Garfield County (at large)
Richland West
Selah Sunnyside
Spokane Valley
University Place
Walla Walla County (at large)

California Cities & Counties Banning Commercial Marijuana

1. Alameda Banned
2. Alameda County Banned
3. Alpine County Ban Introduced
4. American Canyon Banned
5. Antioch Banned
6. Arroyo Grande Banned
7. Artesia Banned
8. Atascadero Banned
9. Atwater Banned
10. Avalon Banned
11. Baldwin Park Ban Introduced
12. Barstow Ban Introduced
13. Bellflower Banned
14. Belvedere Banned
15. Benicia Banned
16. Beverly Hills Ban Introduced
17. Big Bear Lake Banned
18. Biggs Ban Introduced
19. Bishop Ban Introduced
20. Blythe Banned
21. Blythe Banned
22. Brawley Banned
23. Brea Banned
24. Brentwood Banned
25. Buena Park Banned
26. Burbank Banned
27. Butte County Ban Introduced
28. Calabasas Ban Introduced
29. Calexico Banned
30. Calimesa Banned
31. Calistoga Banned
32. Camarillo Banned
33. Canyon Lake Banned
34. Carmel Banned
35. Carpinteria Ban Introduced
36. Ceres Banned
37. Chino Banned
38. Clearlake Banned
39. Colusa County Ban Introduced
40. Contra Costa County Ban Introduced
41. Corona Banned
42. Coronado Banned
43. Corte Madera Ban Introduced
44. Crescent City Banned
45. Dana Point Banned
46. Danville Banned
47. Davis Banned
48. Del Mar Banned
49. Delano Ban Introduced
50. Dixon Banned
51. Downey Ban Introduced
52. Dublin Banned
53. El Cajon Banned
54. El Centro Banned
55. El Cerrito Banned
56. Encinitas Ban Introduced
57. Escondido Banned
58. Eureka Banned

59. Fairfax Ban Introduced
60. Fairfield Ban Introduced
61. Fillmore Banned
62. Firebaugh Ban Introduced
63. Folsom Ban Introduced
64. Fontana Ban Introduced
65. Fortuna Banned
66. Fountain Valley Banned
67. Fowler Ban Introduced
68. Fremont Banned
69. Garden Grove Banned
70. Gilroy Ban Introduced
71. Glendale Ban Introduced
72. Glendora Banned
73. Goleta Banned
74. Gonzales Ban Introduced
75. Grass Valley Ban Introduced
76. Grover Beach Banned
77. Guadelupe Banned
78. Gustine Ban Introduced
79. Hawaiian Gardens Ban Introduced
80. Hawthorne Ban Introduced
81. Hemet Banned
82. Hollister Ban Introduced
83. Hughson Ban Introduced
84. Huntington Beach Banned
85. Imperial Banned
86. Indian Wells Banned
87. Indio Banned
88. Irvine Banned
89. Jurupa Valley Banned
90. Kern County Banned
91. Kings County Ban Introduced
92. La Canada Flintridge Banned
93. La Habra Ban Introduced
94. La Habra Heights Ban Introduced
95. La Mesa Banned
96. La Mirada Ban Introduced
97. La Palma Ban Introduced
98. La Quinta Banned
99. La Verne Banned
100. Lafayette Ban Introduced
101. Lafayette Ban Introduced
102. Laguna Beach Banned
103. Laguna Woods Banned
104. Lakewood Banned
105. Lathrop Banned
106. Lemon Grove Ban Introduced
107. Lemoore Banned
108. Livermore Banned
109. Lodi Banned
110. Lompac Banned
111. Los Alamitos Ban Introduced
112. Los Banos Banned
113. Los Gatos Ban Introduced
114. Manhattan Beach Banned
115. Manteca Banned
116. Marina Ban Introduced

117. Marysville Ban Introduced
118. Menifee Banned
119. Menlo Park Ban Introduced
120. Merced Banned
121. Merced County Banned
122. Mill Valley Urgency Ban Introduced
123. Modesto Banned
124. Monrovia Ban Introduced
125. Monte Sereno Ban Introduced
126. Monterey Banned
127. Monterey Park Ban Introduced
128. Moorpark Banned
129. Morgan Hill Banned
130. Morgan Hill Banned
131. Morro Bay Banned
132. Murrietta Banned
133. National City Banned
134. National City Banned
135. Nevada City Ban Introduced
136. Nevada County Banned
137. Newman Ban Introduced
138. Newport Beach Banned
139. Norco Banned
140. Norwalk Banned
141. Oakdale Ban Introduced
142. Oakley Banned
143. Oceanside Banned
144. Orange County Banned
145. Orinda Ban Introduced
146. Orinda Ban Introduced
147. Orland Banned
148. Oroville Banned
149. Oxnard Ban Introduced
150. Pacific Grove Ban Introduced
151. Palm Desert Banned
152. Palos Verde Estates Ban Introduced
153. Paradise Banned
154. Pasadena Banned
155. Paso Robles Banned
156. Patterson Ban Introduced
157. Petaluma Banned
158. Pico Rivera Ban Introduced
159. Piedmont Banned
160. Pismo Beach Banned
161. Pismo Beach Ban Introduced
162. Placerville Ban Introduced
163. Pleasanton Banned
164. Plumas County Ban Introduced
165. Port Hueneme Banned
166. Portola Ban Introduced
167. Rancho Cordova Banned
168. Red Bluff Banned
169. Redlands Ban Introduced
170. Redwood City Ban Introduced
171. Richmond Ban Introduced
172. Ridgecrest Banned
173. Rio Vista Ban Introduced
174. Ripon Banned

175. Riverbank Ban Introduced
176. Riverside Banned
177. Rosemead Ban Introduced
178. San Anselmo Banned
179. San Clemente Banned
180. San Jacinto Banned
181. San Juan Bautista Ban Introduced
182. San Juan Capistrano Ban Introduced
183. San Luis Obispo County Banned
184. San Marcos Banned
185. San Pablo Ban Introduced
186. San Rafael Ban Introduced
187. San Ramon Ban Introduced
188. Sand City Banned
189. Santa Ana Banned
190. Santa Barbara Banned
191. Santa Barbara County Banned
192. Santa Clara County Banned
193. Santa Fe Springs Ban Introduced
194. Santa Maria Banned
195. Santa Paula Banned
196. Santee Banned
197. Scott’s Valley Banned
198. Seal Beach Ban Introduced
199. Seaside Ban Introduced
200. Shasta County Ban Introduced
201. Sierra Madre Ban Introduced
202. Signal Hill Banned
203. Simi Valley Banned
204. Siskiyou County Banned, Referendum Pending
205. Solano Beach Banned
206. Solano County Banned
207. Solvang Banned
208. Sonoma Banned
209. St. Helena Banned
210. Stanislaus County Ban Introduced
211. Suison Banned
212. Susanville Banned
213. Sutter Creek Banned
214. Temple City Ban Introduced
215. Thousand Oaks Banned
216. Truckee Ban Introduced
217. Turlock Banned
218. Tustin Banned
219. Twenty Nine Palms Banned
220. Vacaville Banned
221. Ventura Banned
222. Ventura County Banned
223. Villa Park Banned
224. Vista Banned
225. Walnut Creek Banned
226. West Covina Ban Introduced
227. Whittier Ban Introduced
228. Yorba Linda Banned
229. Yountville Banned
230. Yreka Ban Introduced
231. Yucaipa Banned
232. Yucca Valley Banned