PUNISHMENT FOR TOO MUCH CANNABIS.

Police officer arresting a Caucasian man for growing marijuana

Possession

Possession of up to one ounce (28.5 grams) of cannabis or 8 grams of concentrate.

Possession of up to one ounce (28.5 grams) of cannabis or 8 grams of concentrate.

Possession of up to one ounce (28.5 grams) of cannabis or 8 grams of concentrate.

Adult Use Cannabis Penalties Last Update October 17, 2017

California Cannabis Health Information Initiative

Possession of up to one ounce (28.5 grams) of cannabis or 8 grams of concentrate upon the grounds of, or within, any school providing instruction in kindergarten or any of grades 1-12, inclusive, during the hours the school is open for classes or school-related programs.

Age

Penalty

Statutory Reference

Under Age 18

Infraction punishable by 10 hours of drug education or counseling and up to 60 hours of community service.

Health and Safety Code Section 11357

Age 18 and Over

Misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment in a county jail for not more than 10 days or both fine and imprisonment.

Health and Safety Code Section 11357

Possessing, smoking, or ingesting cannabis or cannabis products in or upon the grounds of a school, day care center, or youth center while children are present.

Age

Penalty

Statutory Reference

Under Age 18

Infraction punishable by 10 hours of drug education or counseling and up to 60 hours of community service.

Health and Safety Code Section 11362.4

Age 18 and Over

Misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment in a county jail for not more than 10 days or both fine and imprisonment.

Health and Safety Code Section 11362.4

Possession of cannabis for sale.

Age

Penalty

Statutory Reference

Under Age 18

Infraction punishable by 10 hours of drug education or counseling and up to 60 hours of community service.

Health and Safety Code Section 11362.4

Age 18 and Over

Punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a period of not more than six months or by a fine of not more than $500 or both. Violations may also be punished as a felony under
specified circumstances.

Health and Safety Code Section 11362.4

Possession of an open container or package of cannabis or cannabis products while driving, operating, or riding as a passenger in a motor vehicle, boat, aircraft or other vehicle used for transportation.

Age

Penalty

Statutory Reference

Under Age 18

Infraction punishable 4 hours of drug education or counseling and up to 20 hours of community service.

Health and Safety Code Section 11362.4

Age 18 and Over

Infraction punishable by a fine of not more than $250.

Health and Safety Code Section 11362.4

Adult Use Cannabis Penalties Last Update October 17, 2017

California Cannabis Health Information Initiative

Cultivation

Planting, cultivating, harvesting, drying or processing any cannabis plants.

Planting, cultivating, harvesting, drying or processing not more than 6 cannabis plants.

Planting, cultivating, harvesting, drying or processing more than 6 cannabis plants.

Transporting, Importing, Selling, Furnishing, Administering, or Giving Away

Transporting, importing into the state, selling, furnishing, administering, or giving away, or offering to transport, import into the state, sell, furnish, administer or give away, or attempting to import into the state or transport any cannabis.

Age

Penalty

Statutory Reference

Under Age 18

Infraction punishable by 10 hours of drug education or counseling and up to 60 hours of community service.

Health and Safety Code Section 11362.4 and 11358

Age

Penalty

Statutory Reference

Age 18 to Under 21

Infraction punishable by a fine of not more than $100.

Health and Safety Code Section 11358

Age

Penalty

Statutory Reference

Age 18 and Over

Punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than six months or a fine of not more than $500 or both, or as an infraction with a fine of not more than $250. Violations may also be punished as a felony under specified circumstances.

Health and Safety Code Section 11358 and Health and Safety Code
Section 11362.4

Age

Penalty

Statutory Reference

Under Age 18

Infraction punishable by 10 hours of drug education or counseling and up to 60 hours of community service.

Health and Safety Code Section 11360

Age 18 and Over

Punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a period of not more than six months or by a fine of not more than $500 or both. Violations may also be punished as a felony under specified circumstances.

Health and Safety Code Section 11360

Giving away or offering to give away, or transporting, attempting, or offering to transport not more than 28.5 grams of cannabis, other than concentrated cannabis.

Age

Penalty

Statutory Reference

Under Age 21

Infraction punishable by a fine of not more than $100.

Health and Safety Code Section 11360

Adult Use Cannabis Penalties Last Update October 17, 2017

California Cannabis Health Information Initiative

Smoking or Using Cannabis

Smoking or ingesting cannabis or cannabis products in a public place.

Age

Penalty

Statutory Reference

Under Age 18

Infraction punishable 4 hours of drug education or counseling and up to 10 hours of community service.

Health and Safety Code Section 11362.4

Age 18 and Over

Infraction punishable by a fine of not more than $100.

Health and Safety Code Section 11362.4

Smoking cannabis or cannabis products in a location where smoking tobacco is prohibited.

Age

Penalty

Statutory Reference

Under Age 18

Infraction punishable 4 hours of drug education or counseling and up to 20 hours of community service.

Health and Safety Code Section 11362.4

Age 18 and Over

Infraction punishable by a fine of not more than $250.

Health and Safety Code Section 11362.4

Smoking cannabis or cannabis products within 1,000 feet of a school, day care center, or youth center while children are present, except in or upon the grounds of a private residence and such smoke is not detectable by others on the school or center grounds.

Age

Penalty

Statutory Reference

Under Age 18

Infraction punishable 4 hours of drug education or counseling and up to 20 hours of community service.

Health and Safety Code Section 11362.4

Age 18 and Over

Infraction punishable by a fine of not more than $250.

Health and Safety Code Section 11362.4

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