Is marijuana legal in California?

In November 2016, California legalized adult-use marijuana. While recreational dispensaries are not operational yet, individuals will need to be at least 21 years old and possess a valid government-issued ID to purchase from them in the future. Only medical marijuana dispensaries are open in California at this time.

What types of marijuana/marijuana products are available in California?

There are quite a few different types of marijuana and marijuana products available in California. There are hundreds of strains of marijuana flower and concentrate, making for a tough selection at the dispensary!

In addition to flower and concentrate, there are many different types and varieties of edibles. From gummies to chocolates to hot sauce, there are plenty of options to choose from. There are also topicals, drinks and much more!

Can I smoke cannabis in public in California?

No. Smoking or consuming cannabis in public in California is illegal and a punishable offense.

Where can I consume cannabis in California?

Cannabis consumption is only allowed on private property out of sight from public view. Be considerate to everyone around you and always consume legally and discreetly!

Where can I buy marijuana in California?

Currently, there are no dispensaries authorized to sell adult-use cannabis. Recreational dispensaries are expected to open shortly after legislation for compliant operations is in place, but until then only medical marijuana dispensaries are able to sell cannabis to qualifying patients.

Can I make my own concentrates in California?

Yes and no. It is illegal to produce marijuana concentrates using a volatile solvent unless you have a proper state-issued license. Volatile substances include:

  • Butane
  • Propane
  • Xylene
  • Styrene
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Oxygen
  • Hydrogen
  • Methanol
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Methylene Chloride
  • Acetone
  • Benzene
  • Toluene
  • Trichloroethylene

While producing concentrates with volatile substances is illegal, it is legal to produce concentrates without a solvent. Rosin extractions that use solely heat and pressure, as well as ice water extraction, are lawful under AUMA. You may only process up to 8 grams (g) or marijuana concentrate at a time.

Can I give cannabis away in California?

Yes, you can, but there are restrictions and limitations. You may give away up to 28.5 grams (g) of marijuana flower and up to 8 grams (g) of marijuana concentrate as long as you receive no compensation whatsoever and the person receiving it is 21 years of age or older.

Can I bring cannabis from California to other states?

No. Crossing state lines with cannabis purchased in California is illegal. Whether flying or driving, taking cannabis with you to other states is a no-go.

Can I grow my own weed in California?

Yes. Under AUMA, California residents are allowed to grow and possess up to six marijuana plants as long as they are kept out of public sight in a locked space.

When will licensed recreational marijuana dispensaries be open in California?

There is no set opening date for the opening of adult-use marijuana dispensaries, but under Proposition 64, the state has until January 1, 2018 to start issuing licenses for recreational retailers.

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