California Marijuana Laws
When it comes to cannabis legislation, California is one of the progressive states in the United States. It was the first state in the U.S. to legalize medical marijuana 20 years ago and just recently voters approved a measure to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Recreational Marijuana in California
Voters passed Proposition 64 to legalize recreational marijuana under state law in November 2016. Under Proposition 64, adults aged 21 years and older can legally possess and use up to 28.5 grams (roughly 1 ounce) of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana for recreational purposes. Adults are also allowed to cultivate up to six plants. Smoking is permitted in a private home, but remains illegal to use while driving a vehicle or when in public places.
Medical Marijuana in California
Ballot Proposition 215 received 56% ‘yes’ votes in November 1996, making California the very first state to legalize medical marijuana. Cannabis for medical purposes is legal for any patients with either a written or oral recommendation from a physician stating that they will benefit from medical marijuana. Medical marijuana cards can be acquired through the California Department of Public Health, but are not required to purchase medical cannabis from a dispensary.
Patients can possess up to 8 ounces of marijuana for any of the following conditions:
Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
Persistent Muscle Spasms, including those associated with Multiple Sclerosis
Seizures, including those associated with Epilepsy
California also allows medical marijuana for any chronic or persistent medical symptoms.
Consumption of CBD from Hemp Oil in California
Like all hemp-based products, CBD hemp oil is legal to import and sell as a dietary supplement in all 50 U.S. states, including California.
Cultivation of Cannabis in California
Adults 21 and older can cultivate up to 6 plants for recreational purposes, under Proposition 64. California’s medical marijuana law allows qualified patients and their primary caregivers to cultivate 6 mature of 12 immature plants for medicinal reasons.
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