Thank God for California Prop 64 and Sane Marijuana Laws 2017 !!! California recreational weed is legal now !!!
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“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.
The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) (Proposition 64) was a 2016 voter initiative to legalize cannabis in California. The full name is the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act. The initiative passed with 57% voter approval and became law on November 9, 2016, leading to recreational cannabis sales in California by January 2018.
As of 6 a.m. Jan. 1, 2018 California will become the sixth state to allow licensed shops to sell marijuana to anyone with an ID showing they’re 21 and older — just like buying alcohol from a bar or liquor store. That means doctor’s recommendations for medical marijuana will no longer be required to make a purchase in these shops.
If you are 21 or older, you’ll only need a valid ID to buy up to an ounce of marijuana from a licensed shop. Out-of-state licenses are OK.
California marijuana laws 2017
California Election results Prop – 64
California medical 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. Businesses can not sell recreational cannabis until licensed (mid 2018)
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 Cost of recreational weed expected to be 50% higher than medical. 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.
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.
14 Local communities can still regulate marijuana locations and ban recreational weed 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 fewer 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 they start recreational sales (later in 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 ONLINE NOW.
22 Sales of medical marijuana to patients with valid medical marijuana ID cards exempt them from paying any existing state sales and use tax (16%). Having a 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 ONLINE and MMJ ID card by a licensed medical doctor, click on this link.
23 Recreational users will have to 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.
“You cannot sell it to another person but you can share it,” – NORML
24 Commercial Hemp is regulated by the 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 an 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 an ounce of marijuana, are reduced to misdemeanors.
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California led the nation in legalizing medicinal marijuana. Under California law, patients who meet certain requirements can obtain and use marijuana legally with a doctor’s recommendation. Recreational use has also recently been legalized in California, but all marijuana use remains illegal under federal law.
Сalifornia marijuana laws 2019
On January 16, 2019, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) officially approved state regulations for cannabis businesses across the supply chain. Please note, these new cannabis regulations take effect immediately, meaning the previous emergency regulations are no longer in effect.
Yes, but with some restrictions.
In passing Proposition 64 on Tuesday, Californians approved a measure that made recreational marijuana use legal. So the question is, can you smoke up today?
Fear not: Smoking weed in California is no longer punishable as of Nov. 9. So if you want to light up, go for it — with some caveats.
These include age limits (must be 21 or older), vehicle use (it’s prohibited), and how much marijuana you can legally possess (no more than 28.5 grams of marijuana, or 8 grams of a concentrated form). Smoking weed in public or in places where tobacco use is restricted remains prohibited, including near schools or child care centers.
Obtaining marijuana is a bit trickier. There aren’t any public dispensaries in California where you can purchase recreational pot (and there likely won’t be any until 2018), and medical dispensaries will still require a doctor’s approval before selling to you. Buying marijuana from an unlicensed seller — for example, a drug dealer — is still a big no-no. But the act of sharing pot with someone isn’t criminal. In short, a monetary transaction is not allowed, but gifting marijuana is.
Violating the restrictions of the new law can come with heavy consequences. Those caught using marijuana who are under 21, for example, will be sentenced to community service and drug classes. Get caught smoking in public, and you’ll pay a $100 fine (higher if it’s near a school).
The bottom line is this: You can smoke weed (or eat it, if that’s your thing) in California right now. But pay attention to the rules, or suffer the consequences of getting caught.
Speaking of consequences, many are seeing the legalization of (at least using) weed in California as a huge shift that the rest of the country may start to lean toward. For starters, California is a very populated area. If recreational marijuana use can be successful in a geographical landscape with a high number of people, it’s likely to become the model for other parts of the nation, especially if it can provide added revenues for states in dire need of boosting their budgets.
It’s also a sign that attitudes toward recreational pot use are changing across the country. Millennials are leading the way on this issue, and even young conservatives seem to see it as a net positive.
The trend toward legalization is seen as a positive sign to many in the United States. A majority of Americans actually support legalization, and their numbers are steadily climbing. Use among young adults has doubled in the past decade, and it’s an activity you can include your parents in, apparently.
There are still plenty of stipulations you’ll need to abide by if you plan to smoke in California. But for the most part, as long as you follow the rules and you’re of age, you’re free to partake in and share pot as you please.
If you live in California or you’ll be visiting there soon, you may be wondering how old you have to be to smoke weed in the Golden State. In November of 2016, California residents voted to legalize the recreational use of cannabis for adults, so as of this writing, anyone in the state (resident and visitor alike) who is at least 21 years old can buy retail cannabis products for his or her own use.
Even though the passage of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64) allows any adult at least 21 years of age to smoke weed (and consume cannabis in other ways) within the state’s borders, it’s still illegal for those in the 18-21 age group. These adults can only use medicinal cannabis, so they can’t smoke weed for recreation, and they must rely on a primary caregiver to get their medical marijuana products.
Can you legally buy a beer? Congratulations! That means you can also legally buy cannabis (pot, weed, marijuana) in California. Decriminalization came into effect on January 1, 2018, after voters passed Proposition 64 in November 2016. California joins Oregon, Colorado, Washington, Massachusetts, Vermont, Alaska, Maine, and Nevada in legalizing recreational cannabis use, making the state the largest legal marijuana market in the country.
If you are 21 or older, you can buy and possess up to 28.5 grams (a little over an ounce) of marijuana, up to 8 grams of cannabis concentrate and up to six live plants.
If you are between 18 and 20 years old, you can buy and possess up to 8 ounces of marijuana and 12 live plants, but only through the state’s medical marijuana program, which requires a physician’s recommendation.
Some cities have imposed stricter laws on the sale and consumption of cannabis within their borders.
California can now legally grow up to six marijuana plants at home, including all of the harvest from those plants. That means: Every adult Californian can now legally grow marijuana.
Please observe the following rules and regulations:
- You must be 21 or older to have, purchase or use recreational cannabis. This includes smoking, vaping and eating cannabis-infused products.
- You may possess 28.5 grams of cannabis plant material (about an ounce) and 8 grams of concentrated cannabis.
- It is illegal to give or sell retail cannabis to minors.
- It is illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis.
- It is illegal to consume, smoke, eat or vape cannabis in public. It is illegal to open a package containing cannabis or any cannabis products in public. This includes but is not limited to parks and sidewalks, business and residential areas.
- It is also illegal to consume cannabis in other locations where smoking is illegal, including bars, restaurants, buildings open to the public, places of employment and areas within 15 feet of doors and ventilation openings.
- Even though it is legal under California law, you cannot consume or possess cannabis on federal lands such as national parks, even if the park is in California. Among the areas that are federal lands in the San Francisco Bay Area are the Presidio, Alcatraz Island, the Marin Headlands and Ocean Beach.
- You can consume cannabis on private property, but property owners and landlords may ban the use and possession of cannabis on their properties.
- It is illegal to take your cannabis across state lines, even if you are traveling to another state where cannabis is legal.
- Only state licensed establishments may sell retail cannabis products.