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WEED LAWS FOR DUMMIES: CALI

california cannabis laws easy to read

We want you guys consuming PRIMO cannabis with peace of mind and confidence that you’re not doing anything wrong. It’s incredibly confusing with everything that’s going on in the states, and there seems to be little agreeance between them all. Then up north across the border, you’ve got Canada where it’s federally legal. But what does it really mean to be legal? We’ll make it real simple for you in this series, so you can pass it on to the homies without having to sift through all the legislative bullshit. It’s easy, we’re calling it Weed Law For Dummies to inform you about the necessities at home and abroad. This is episode 1: California Cannabis Laws.

CALIFORNIA

A place known for its trailblazing attitude toward cannabis through hip-hop culture and hillside growers to fly-over state caricatures, everyone is aware Californians like their freedom to smoke. While some who were around for the legalization process say it’s always “felt legal,” now adults can consume marijuana in the state without fear of prosecution.

Adults over 21 are allowed to possess up to one ounce of dry cannabis or eight grams of concentrate for recreational use and can grow up to six live plants individually. There are still obvious restrictions — no smoking in public or while operating a motor vehicle — but if you reside in California or happen to visit, you can purchase cannabis from authorized sellers with a valid I.D. Honor Mac Dre and visit.

HISTORICAL POINTS

Advocacy has a long history in the Golden State. It was the first state to introduce a measure (Prop 19) that would legalize the use and possession of marijuana in 1972. A massive milestone for the state. After another two decades of work, activists put the fight in the hands of voters again, but this time as the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, which would legalize use, possession, and cultivation of cannabis with a physician’s recommendation for “any illness for which marijuana provides relief.” This made it the first state to pass medical laws.

Progress seems to happen at twenty-year increments, as Proposition 64 (Adult Use of Marijuana Act) won with 57% of the vote in 2016. This legalized the sale and distribution of cannabis in both a dry and concentrated form to adults over the age of 21.

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