Proposition 64 was approved among voters in California by a margin of about 56% to 44%. Good news for the folks that opt for marijuana use either for medical purposes or recreational. But there is 60 pages worth of details concerning the legality of marijuana use and it can get a little complex to say the least!
21+ Years of Age Can Use, Possess, Share & Grow Cannabis in California at Private Residences
Proposition 64 allows for consumption of marijuana to take place at a private residence. This goes into effect immediately. Consumption of marijuana can take place at licensed businesses in 2018. So right now, it is now legal for persons of 21 years of age to use, possess, share, and grow cannabis at a private residence in California. Adults have free rein to open their bags and consume up to 1 ounce or 8 grams of concentrated doses without the consequences of being arrested. However, you are not legally able to purchase it on the black market. Someone who has already been growing marijuana can gift you a bud or a clone, but it is illegal for money to be exchanged.
Consumption of Marijuana at Licensed Retail Business Locations in 2008
With volumes of regulations and rules to sift through and organize, consumers won’t see marijuana on the products in your local stores for a spell, but it is projected that there will be conveniently made products on the shelves sometime in the year 2018. The deadline for the State of California to issue licensing for pot shops is January 1, 2018, so that is worse case scenario.
How Many Marijuana Plants Can I Grow in My California Home?
For those wanting to grow their own plants, there are some legal regulations required. Home cultivation has to be done in a fully enclosed and secure area, which makes growing it in your home the most simplistic way to abide by the rules. This rule was in place to minimize robbers being enticed by valuable products. A household however, no matter how many occupants, is limited to growing no more than 6 plants at one time. For folks living in denser neighborhoods, having a green house out of plain sight is not as easily accomplished as those living in rural areas.
Can I Smoke or Ingest Weed in Public in the State of California?
However, keep in mind that adults are not legally able to smoke or ingest weed in public. Though Proposition 64 will eventually allow for licensed on-site consumption, the rules are not quite in place. For now, the safest thing for those wanting to indulge in cannabis should stick to doing it in the privacy of their own homes.
Child Resistant Marijuana Packaging
Edibles are going to be strictly regulated due to some complications back in 2014 when Colorado legalized marijuana use. The children’s hospital reported that 9 kids had been brought in for treatment after accidentally consuming marijuana edible products that were candy or pastry form. To avoid similar outcomes, California limited edibles to having a small dose of THC, breaking it off in sections of nearly half an inch, so consumers would know exactly the amount they were ingesting. The edibles will be required to have childproof packaging and are not permitted to be fashioned into something that appeals to children.
Can I Take Marijuana Across California State Lines?
Bear in mind that marijuana cannot be taken across state lines. Because of the federal prohibition of the drug, the states that have legalized marijuana, all products have to be grown and consumed in that state only. Do not have it on your persons when flying.
Driving While High Charges
Proposition 64 does not permit you to use marijuana and operate vehicles, boats, aircrafts, or any other such vessels; if you are impaired by marijuana while driving their will be negative consequences, most likely similar to that of driving under the influence of alcohol. As of Nov. 9, 2016 criminal penalties will undergo change with the new laws in place concerning marijuana. Some past offenders will have a chance to get their records expunged (or get out of jail early) and people under the age of 18 will be sentenced with drug counseling and community service if they are caught with cannabis instead of jail time. When they come of age, those records will be destroyed.
Bail Bonds for Driving Under Influence in Selma & Fresno County, Atwater & Merced County, Visalia & Tulare County, Hanford & Kings County, Madera County and the Central Valley of California
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