All the recent changes with cannabis, I wanted to educate myself with some of the new laws. It can be a little much to take in, so I decided to share what I’ve learned. This could help you smokers stay on the right side of the law.
The Bureau of Cannabis Control is part of the Dept. of Consumer Affairs: overseeing licensing and regulating retail sales, distribution, and testing.
The Dерt. of Food and Agriculture takes care of the cultivation
And the department of Public Health maintains manufacturing standards
It iѕ LEGAL for any adult 21 or over to:
Cannabis users may NOT:
Exception: consumption by passengers may be permitted in commercial vehicles specifically licensed for such purposes without children present.
Note: Open containers are defined to mean any receptacle containing cannabis or cannabis products that has been opened or has a seal broken, or loose cannabis flower not in a container, except when in thе trunk of the vehicle. Exception: Qualified Prop 215 patients carrying an ID card or recommendation may possess cannabis in a container that is closed or resealed.
Juvenile offenders: In general, the law exempts juveniles under 18 from criminal fines and imprisonment for cannabis offenses. Instead, they are sentenced to community service and drug education or counseling.
Underage possession of one ounce or less by persons 18-21 iѕ a $100 infraction.
Juveniles under 18 -no fine, but community service and/or drug counseling
* Illegal possession of more than one ounce (or 8 grams of concentrates) is a misdemeanor.
Underage cultivation of six plants or less on persons 18-21 is a $100 infraction.
Adult offenders: Most offenders 18 and over are punished either as non-arrestable infractions subject to a fine, or as a criminal misdemeanor.
Misdemeanors: the maximum sentence is normally a $500 fine and/or six months in jail
Felony enhancements: may be charged in aggravated circumstances (such as repeat or violent prior offenses, environmental offenses, involvement of minors etc.)
Illegal cultivation, harvesting, drying, or processing of more than six plants is a misdemeanor.
Felony enhancements allowed for:
There are so many new laws in California alone, we wanted to give you a resource to be able to find out what the laws are in your state if you’re outside of CA.
What laws on cannabis does your state have? CLICK HERE
Check out more blogs on this subject and more, coming soon!
From G-Smoked Out