Measure G, the voter-approved moratorium on pot shops is now in effect.
Dispensaries in the county can only legally operate one mile from churches, schools, public parks, daycare centers and each other.
On Monday, Code Compliance officers visited around 20 of the shops and found a few still open.
We spoke with several shop owners who said they have already packed up and are looking for a new place to do business. But, the ones who haven't closed up shop, will get notices mid-week saying they have to close their doors.
But, no citations have been issued yet.
A map shows where dispensaries can now do business in the county if they can find a landlord to rent them the space.
"We are going to test the law. We are going to see whether or not the law is something that we can comply with as associations," said attorney Phil Ganong, who is working with area dispensaries. "We don't think there are going to be any landowners willing to rent or lease to a patient association where they are required to give the county a waver of their Fifth Amendment right and a confession to the federal government that would allow them to size their property."
Within the City of Bakersfield, shops are allowed, with some restrictions. And, according to Bakersfield Medicinal Care, they like the way the city works with the shops.
"Bakersfield seems to be a complaint-based entity where they are not going to bother anybody unless there are complaints. I think that is good. I think that is good for everybody. That's the way it is as far as I'm concerned about everybody else," said James Romine, Bakersfield Medicinal Care.
But, the fight is not over with the county. If the dispensaries cannot find places to do business, Ganong says there will probably be lawsuits.
"This is a calculated move. It was thought out well, both the drafting of it, the zoning of the locations, and the timing of the elections."
County Code Enforcement says they have about ten more shops to inspect Tuesday.
After all of the inspections are complete, they will send notices to landlords and dispensaries who are not following the law.