NEW CALIFORNIA WEED LAWS – EXPLANATION OF PROP 64

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Thank God for Prop 64 and Sane Marijuana Laws

“It’s not going to be open season where you can be walking around smoking a bowl on the streets in front of businesses.” – Eureka Police Capt. Steve Watson

California voters passed Proposition 64 on the faithful election day, November 8, 2016 , which legalized the recreational use of marijuana by adults.  Some of the legislation is straightforward, but there are some quirks and items that are, shall we say, counterintuitive.  For example, Californian’s can’t legally buy recreational weed anywhere until 2018, but they may grow it or share it.

Election results Prop – 64

Yes 4,957,215 56.0%
No 3,889,080 43.9%

1  Retail of recreational marijuana will go into effect until January 2018 at the earliest.

2  Effective immediately, adults 21+ can legally possess, transport, and grow marijuana for recreational purposes.

3  Effective immediately, every adult Californian can possess an ounce of cannabis, 8 grams of cannabis concentrate and / or six plants or less in their home.

4  Law enforcement can no longer use the smell of marijuana or the presence of marijuana paraphernalia as a legitimate reason to detain or search a person or their property.

5  Marijuana is a legal commodity, in the same bracket as alcoholic beverages, like beer and wine.

6  Taxes revenue on Recreational Marijuana won’t come in until Recreational Dispensaries open in 2018. Tax revenue is expected to be around a billion dollars per year based on an extrapolation from Colorado population and marijuana revenue data.

7  Most of the prop 64 document deals with details about industry. licensing and taxation.

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“The whole process will take time,” – National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).

8  Smoking marijuana in public is illegal, thought special smoking areas are being considered.

9  Driving while being impaired – stoned is illegal.

10 Recreational marijuana shops cannot be within 600 feet of daycare centers, schools and  youth centers.

11 Businesses that sell alcohol or tobacco cannot sell weed, or vice versa.

12 Marijuana edibles must be labeled like any other food product, specifying safe portion sizes and warnings about potential allergic reactions.

13 Recreational marijuana customers need to show picture ID to verify they are over age 21.

14 Local communities can still ban commercial marijuana transactions by ordinance and regulate marijuana locations through local zoning laws.

15 Local communities cannot ban a resident from growing up to six plants at home, nor can they ban the use (at home), possess, and transport of marijuana.

16 Criminal records can be changed to reflect the new law, for example, if a person was busted for six or less plants, this is now legal and the previous conviction can be erased from the records.  If a marijuana related offense is now a misdemeanor, then those charges can be changed to a misdemeanor.

17 One of the major provisions of the law allows those with prior marijuana convictions to petition the courts to revisit cases that the new law legalizes.

18 Recreational marijuana users can’t buy from a medical marijuana dispensary until 2018.

19 Recreational marijuana users can’t legally buy recreational marijuana in Oregon or another state and import it into California, as this violates Federal law and interstate commerce.

20 For one year or so, recreational users must grow their own marijuana to use it legally.

21 Recreational users that smoke for anxiety, depression, insomnia or another symptom can apply to get a medical marijuana license. Schedule your appointment here.

22 Sales of medical marijuana to patients with valid medical cannabis ID cards exempts them from paying any existing state sales and use tax. So having Cannabis Medical ID will likely save hundreds of dollars per year and patients will have access to the better lab tested strains out there. To get a legal medical cannabis recommendation and MMJ ID card by a licensed medical doctor, click on this link.

23 Recreational users will have rely — if they don’t want to break the law — on using pot from their plants at home or by getting it from medical marijuana users. But it’s against the law for a medical marijuana user to sell pot to somebody else; they can only give it away for free.

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“A person cannot sell it to another adult but they can share it,” – NORML

24 Industrial Hemp is regulated by Department of Food and Agriculture.  Look for Hemp to make a comeback a major agricultural commodity!!.

25 Medical marijuana patients personal information that is disclosed to government health departments is privacy protected under the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act.

26 Medical marijuana patients cannot lose their custodial or parental rights solely based on their status as MMJ patient.

27 Medical marijuana patients must obtain a new recommendation by a licensed doctor to meet the new requirements in the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act.

28 The California Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation is now called the Bureau of Marijuana Control.

29 Criminal penalties for non-serious marijuana-related offenses, such as possession of more than 1 ounce of marijuana, are reduced to misdemeanors.

Vote by county

Yes

No

Los Angeles

1,263,634

906,152

Orange

407,292

392,305

San Diego

395,916

316,479

Riverside

230,117

215,674

San Bernardino

219,960

209,730

Santa Clara

247,848

180,792

Alameda

242,094

125,171

Contra Costa

177,698

152,885

Sacramento

169,069

151,416

San Francisco

194,827

69,675

Ventura

136,532

113,763

San Mateo

125,915

73,053

Fresno

77,407

93,646

Kern

74,891

93,266

Sonoma

98,045

67,562

San Joaquin

66,932

66,589

Solano

69,092

51,285

Santa Barbara

72,646

46,138

Stanislaus

53,687

56,794

Placer

50,658

56,331

San Luis Obispo

52,533

40,194

Marin

56,831

24,645

Santa Cruz

56,203

24,094

Butte

37,947

35,134

Monterey

44,933

27,333

El Dorado

35,163

35,926

Tulare

25,547

34,180

Shasta

25,578

28,432

Yolo

30,500

20,678

Merced

20,876

21,448

Madera

15,169

19,498

Humboldt

20,202

14,235

Nevada

17,733

16,302

Napa

19,028

12,161

Kings

9,466

13,747

Imperial

9,048

11,373

Sutter

8,530

10,802

Tuolumne

9,876

9,186

Calaveras

8,214

9,559

Tehama

7,536

8,269

Siskiyou

7,423

7,196

Yuba

6,610

7,886

Lake

7,515

5,542

San Benito

6,512

5,260

Mendocino

6,313

5,345

Amador

4,733

5,449

Plumas

4,688

4,377

Del Norte

4,869

3,395

Mariposa

3,763

3,684

Lassen

3,313

4,009

Inyo

3,479

2,824

Glenn

2,485

2,945

Mono

3,030

1,926

Trinity

2,417

2,416

Colusa

2,073

2,674

Modoc

1,555

1,841

Sierra

915

886

Alpine

349

220

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