Laws on Weed in California

Recently on November 09 2016, the answer to the question is weed legal in California?’ changed from a no to a yes. The results were an estimated 56% to 44% of voters were in favor of Proposition 64; it basically makes California the fifth state to officially legalize recreational weed. Residents aged 21 and over in California can legally use, posses and share weed; even growing them home is legal now, but of course specific laws still apply.

Consumption of Weed in California

Similar to all the other states that legalized the recreational use of weed, California does not allow public consumption of weed. But there are propositions that will allow licensed on-site consumption in the future; take note that a business cannot sell weed alongside alcohol, tobacco and marijuana for safety reasons. Residents are allowed to cultivate up to six growing plants at a time, regardless of how many people are living there. But the cultivation has to be in a fully enclosed and secure place; you can’t just display all your weed plants in a window or backyard for everyone to see. 

In California, the edibles allowed should be low-dose; breaks off into sections with 10 milligrams of THC. By doing so, people know the exact amount of edibles that they’re ingesting. Edible products are required to be in childproof packaging and not be in packaging that would greatly appeal to children.  Due to the federal prohibition of the drug, weed cannot be taken outside the state. Weed products are grown and consumed in the same state. The said prohibition is the same all across states that legalize marijuana. Obviously, consuming or smoking weed whole driving is against the law. It’s basically illegal to use any kind of drugs while operating vehicles, aircrafts, boats and similar vessel.

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