NEW CALIFORNIA WEED LAWS – EXPLANATION OF PROP 64
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!
Marijuana schedule 1 drug
“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. 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 marijuana 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 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 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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