WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TOKE UP IN CALIFORNIA 2018

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TOKE UP IN CALI!

  • Under California law, adults 21 or older can use, carry, and grow cannabis (marijuana, weed, pot).
  • Buying cannabis (without a current physician’s recommendation or a county-issued medical marijuana identification card) will become legal for adults 21 or older January 1, 2018.
  • Use of medicinal cannabis is legal if you have a current physician’s recommendation or a valid county-issued medical marijuana identification card.
  • To buy medicinal cannabis, you must be 18 or older and have either have current physician’s recommendation, a valid county-issued medical marijuana identification card, or be a Primary Caregiver as defined in Health and Safety Code Section 11362.7(d).
  • You can consume cannabis on private property but you cannot consume, smoke, eat, or vape cannabis in public places. Property owners and landlords may ban the use and possession of cannabis on their properties.
  • Even though it is legal under California law, you cannot consume or possess cannabis on federal lands like national parks, even if the park is in California.
  • It is illegal to take your cannabis across state lines, even if you are traveling to another state where cannabis is legal.

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Under California law, adults 21 or older can use, carry, and grow cannabis (marijuana, weed, pot). Buying cannabis (without a valid physician’s recommendation or a county-issued medical marijuana identification card) will become legal for adults 21 or older on January 1, 2018. Use of medicinal cannabis is legal if you have a valid physician’s recommendation or a valid county-issued medical marijuana identification card. To buy medicinal cannabis, you must be 18 or older and either have valid physician’s recommendation, a valid county-issued medical marijuana identification card, or be a Primary Caregiver as defined in Health and Safety Code Section 11362.7(d) or 11362.5(e), with a valid physician’s recommendation for the patient. In addition, consistent with the Compassionate Use Act, you may possess or cultivate any amount that is reasonably related to your current medical needs.

Violations for possession or cultivation above the permitted limits, furnishing in violation of the law, or for violation of the age restriction are punishable as an infraction, misdemeanor and/or a fine, depending on the circumstances, and include mandatory drug education or counseling and community service for persons under the age of 18, and may include imprisonment for persons 18 and older. (Health and Safety Code Section 11357, 11358, 11360, and 11362.4)

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