Bakersfield Marijuana Dispensaries

Surrounded by the breathtaking Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, Bakersfield is a leisurely city that takes advantage of its proximity to nature and prides itself on a community-driven culture. Bakersfield, located less than two hours north of Las Angeles, is often noted for its prolific list of annual festivals which includes the Bakersfield Jazz Festival, the Country and Craft Beer Festival, and the Stampede Days Rodeo. Many of these festivals are held at parks along the Kern River, the town’s centerpiece, which is also a local favorite for its riverside trails and rafting excursions. Whether you want to spend a day adventuring along the river, hiking up the nearby mountains, or exploring a city full of local arts, food, and beer, Bakersfield is a must-visit.

While Bakersfield offers so much for locals and visitors alike, unfortunately, one thing it does not have is marijuana. California first legalized medical marijuana in 1996 and then recreational marijuana in 2016, and it is often considered one of the primary weed capitals of America. However, around 80% of California counties do not allow the cultivation or retail distribution of marijuana – Bakersfield’s Kern County happens to be such a county. In March 2020, the county of Kern voted to oppose authorizing medical marijuana dispensaries to operate within county limits. Because of this ordinance, Measure E, cannabis can be used and possessed in Bakersfield, but not cultivated or purchased. Please continue checking in with Where’s Weed for updated information on the marijuana policy in Bakersfield.

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Frequent questions about marijuana in Bakersfield, CA

  • Is marijuana legal in Bakersfield?

    Yes, while you cannot purchase marijuana in Bakersfield, it is legal to use and possess marijuana, so long as you have a valid medical marijuana card and/or are at least 21 years old. 


  • Where can I buy marijuana in Bakersfield?

    Because of recently passed ordinances, Bakersfield, along with the rest of Kern County, California does not allow any type of weed dispensary to operate within county limits. You can purchase marijuana at dispensaries in other cities throughout California and transport it back to Bakersfield, but most are unfortunately not a close drive.


  • Is it legal to smoke weed in Bakersfield?

    Yes. It is legal to smoke marijuana in Bakersfield, but only if you are on private property that is not in sight of the public. Smoking on public property, including national and state parks and forests, is illegal. Additionally, you must have permission from the property owner if you wish to consume marijuana on private property such as a hotel, an apartment, or an Airbnb. 


  • Is weed delivery available in Bakersfield?

    No. Because marijuana is currently not legal to purchase in Bakersfield and the other cities in Kern County, there are no marijuana delivery services available. If you want to purchase weed, you will need to travel to other California cities such as Los Angeles or Valencia


  • Can I order my marijuana online for pick-up in Bakersfield?

    No. Since there are no dispensaries within or around the city of Bakersfield, you cannot order marijuana online or in any capacity. We will continue to update this page as policies hopefully change in the coming years.


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