In 2017, the State Jurisdiction of California, United States lifted the ban of marijuana and made the use of medical cannabis legal in the state. Anyone above the age of 21 can legally buy marijuana from a registered dispensary. The state differentiated between “recreational” marijuana and “medical” marijuana. The latter requires a proper medical subscription from a doctor.
The State also implied a few rules to prevent the consumption of cannabis by children. The law states that any dispensary must keep youngsters away and the marijuana must be stored in child-safe containers.
How much can you buy?
For personal use, you can buy one ounce or 28.5 grams from a licensed dispensary or distributor. The law limits the possession of marijuana to only one ounce. This means that if you want it again, you would either have to use it or give it away. Despite this, the law strictly states that the sale of marijuana by regular or non-licensed individuals is not permitted. People can grow up to six marijuana plants for personal use in California.
Where can you consume it?
Unfortunately, it is very hard to consume marijuana anywhere except at the comfort of your home. This is because of the strict anti-tobacco rules in California. This act prevents anyone from smoking in any public place whatsoever other than special smoking zones. It is strictly prohibited to smoke in places like train stations, bus stations or even a beach.
This is the reason why edible marijuana products have grown to become popular. They allow the consumption of cannabis without having to light up and cigarette and smoke. Not only are they legal, but they also tend to be healthier than the smoking method of consumption.
The legalization of marijuana in California was celebrated by many dispensaries in other states like the Herbology cannabis dispensary in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Despite this, a federal officer can still arrest a person in possession of cannabis as marijuana is still illegal under federal law.