Tips for Tourists

Welcome to Mendocino County, California! We hope you enjoy your time here. If you choose to use during your visit, here’s information you should know about local marijuana use. Be sure to check out the California Marijuana Laws and Safe Use pages as well.


Rules for Buying marijuana in Mendocino County

Adults 21 and older can purchase and possess up to an ounce of marijuana at a time.

Wondering where to buy marijuana in Mendocino County?

Licensed retail locations are the only legal place to purchase marijuana, which means that it’s also illegal for you to re-sell marijuana you’ve purchased.

If you’re unsure about how to use a product safely and responsibly, ask the marijuana dispensary for more information.


How to Dispose of Marijuana

Trash leftover marijuana using a secured container and in a safe place that’s out of sight and out of reach of children, like in a large dumpster. Don’t leave your extras in hotel rooms or rental cars—it’s dangerous, it could fall into the hands of minors, and you could even be charged a fee for doing so.


Follow These Cues on Where to Use

Hotel owners can ban the use and possession of marijuana on their properties, so you may not be able to use in a hotel room. Looking for a marijuana-friendly hotel? Be sure to research the places you’ll be staying to find out if they’re “420-friendly.” And remember, public marijuana use is not legal anywhere in California, so you’ll need to find a private residence or hotel/rental that allows it.


Don't Reek Up the Rental Ride

It’s illegal to drive high and to use marijuana in a vehicle, even as a passenger. If you need another reason to not use marijuana in your rental car, rental companies may charge a fee if the car smells like marijuana.