California Cannabis Laws

Interested in learning more about California Cannabis Laws? Cannabis Compliance Firm will keep you up to date with the latest cannabis laws in California as they are introduced. We are located in Santa Ana California and are very much up to date with the newest California cannabis laws. Here are some of the more common cannabis laws to be aware of.

Cannabis Laws

Adult use of cannabis is legal in California under Prop. 64. The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) was approved by voters in November of 2016. This allows adults 21 and over to possess, privately use, and give away up to one ounce of cannabis, and to cultivate no more than six plants for personal use at their residence. It also legalizes the commercial sale, distribution and production of cannabis for adult use at state-licensed facilities beginning January 1, 2018, under terms spelled out in the Medical and Adult Use of Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) approved by the legislature in 2017. Local city and county governments can restrict or ban cannabis businesses in their jurisdiction. Cannabis remains legal for medical use by patients of all ages who have a physician's recommendation under California's 1996 medical marijuana law, Prop 215.

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Dispensary Licenses

California Cannabis Laws allow you to obtain cannabis legally. Adults 21 and over can buy cannabis at retail dispensaries with an "A" adult use license as of Jan 1, 2018. Medical users 18 and over with a California physician's recommendation can buy at stores with an "M" medical use license. Dispensaries can apply for both "A" and "M" licenses. Some localities are allowing medical sales only, while others are banning both medical and adult-use. Only a limited number of California cities and counties are allowing "A" dispensaries in 2018.

Cannabis Law Questions

Be aware that there are certain cannabis laws in California in regard to illegal possession and illegal cultivation. Possession of more than 1 ounce of flower or 8 grams of concentrate is a misdemeanor. Cultivation of more than six plants is also a misdemeanor. If you are interested in learning more about California cannabis laws, contact Cannabis Compliance Firm today. We are here to answer any questions that you may have.