Understanding Prop 64
Most people understand Proposition 64 as the law that legalized recreational marijuana in the state of California. But there’s much more to Prop 64 than just legalization. It’s important that people understand what all that entails and why it’s better and safer to shop at Prop 64 friendly dispensaries.
Proposition 64 is the law to control, regulate and tax the recreational use of marijuana for adults ages 21 and older in the state of California. Adults can legally possess 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana in the state of California. There are separate laws regarding marijuana users ages 18-20 and younger.
It is also important to note that anyone from the ages of 18-21 years old must have a doctors recommendation.
Prop 64 allows also permits individual citizens of California to grow up to six plants in their private residence, out of the view of the public. And, like all other drugs and alcohol, marijuana is prohibited in public spaces. Marijuana is legal to consume in your private residence and designated businesses. And no, you cannot go outside to the front of your business for a “smoke” break, as cigarette smokers do.
Federally, marijuana is still illegal to possess and could result in serious consequences. While there are other states where marijuana use is legal, each state’s laws are different and do have restrictions.
Also be mindful that marijuana is not legal in all 50 states. Marijuana is still illegal federally. Buying marijuana in a marijuana-friendly state and transporting it to another state where marijuana will incur both state and federal penalties.
For this reason, it’s safer to shop at a Prop 64 friendly dispensary that follows all regulations under the Bureau of Marijuana Control.