NEW CALIFORNIA WEED LAWS – EXPLANATION OF PROP 64

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Thank God for California Prop 64 and Sane Marijuana Laws in 2017

When can I buy marijuana legally in California?  Not in 2017! You still need a medical marijuana card from a licensed medical marijuana doctor! Most likely you will need it in 2018 also!

“Hey, it is’s not going to be open season where you can walk around and smoke a bowl on the streets in.” – Capt. Steve Watson Eureka Police

In California, voters approved Proposition 64 on the faithful election day, November 8, 2016 , which legalized the recreational use of cannabis.  Some of the regulations are straightforward, but there are some items that are counterintuitive and uncertain.  For example, Californian’s can’t legally buy recreational pot anywhere until 2018, but they may grow it or share it and who knows if it will be regulated in 2018.

California Election results Prop – 64

California marijuana Law Prop 64 as of 2017

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

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

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

3   Every adult can possess an one ounce of marijuana, 8 grams of marijuana concentrate and 6 plants, effective immediately.

4  Police can no longer use the smell of pot or the presence of cannabis products as a legal reason to detain or search you or your place.

5  Cannabis is a legal commodity, the same as alcohol like wine or vodka.

6  Taxes revenue on Recreational Marijuana won’t come in until Recreational  retail businesses open next year. Revenue from tax is expected to be around one billion $ per year based on an extrapolation from Colorado population and marijuana revenue data.

7  Most of the prop 64 document are about industry licensing and taxation procedures.

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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and Regulations. – “The whole process will take  some time, maybe more than expected”

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

9  Driving while being impaired – stoned is illegal.

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

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

12 Marijuana edibles products must be labeled like any other food, specifying safe portion sizes and warnings about potential side effects.

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

14 Local communities can still regulate marijuana locations and ban recreational cannabis transactions by ordinance and  through local zoning regulations.

15 Local communities cannot ban residents who want to grow up to 6 plants at their home, nor can they ban the use, possession and transportation of cannabis.

16 To reflect the new law, criminal records can be changed. For example, if a person was caught 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 main provisions of the law allows people with prior marijuana convictions to request the courts to revisit previous marijuana cases.

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

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

20 Recreational users must grow their own marijuana for one year or so to use it legally.

21 Recreational users that smoke for depression, anxiety, insomnia, stress or another symptom can apply online to get a medical marijuana card. See MMMJ DOCTORS NOW.

22 Sales of medical marijuana to patients with valid medical marijuana ID cards exempts them from paying any existing state sales and use tax (16%). Having Medical Marijuana ID card will likely save hundreds or even thousands of dollars per year. Patients will be able to buy better lab tested cannabis strains. To get a legal medical cannabis recommendation in-person and MMJ ID card by a licensed medical doctor, click on this link.

23 Recreational users will have rely on getting weed from own cannabis plants grown at home or by getting it from medical marijuana patients. But it’s against the law for a medical marijuana patient to sell weed to somebody else; they can only give it away for free without any payment.

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“You cannot sell it to another person but you can share it,” – NORML

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

25 Medical cannabis patients personal information that is disclosed to government is protected under the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act.

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

27 Medical cannabis patients must get a new medical marijuana recommendation by a California 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 Such Criminal penalties for non-serious marijuana-related offenses as possession of more than 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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