Cannabis Industry

420 in 3…2…1…

By David S. Rugendorf and Susan Kohn Ross

Breaking out the bubbly is a hallowed part of the New Year’s Eve tradition, but this year, as the clock strikes twelve and we look to usher in 2018; what you see and hear bubbling may be coming from a bong – and not from a champagne glass.  This is because on January 1, 2018, California’s adult-use cannabis regulations will come into effect.  Although the voters approved Proposition 64 (and pretty handily, too) at the November 2016 election, it took the powers that be time to craft the applicable regulations.  While medicinal marijuana has existed for two decades in California (Proposition 215, 1996), the new year will bring major changes, as cannabis will be for sale in the so-called “recreational” markets.

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Recreational Use and Sale of Marijuana in California: What Is and Is Not Permitted

By Ariel Weindling

Law and Marijuana

Photo credit: iStock.com/matt_benoit

On November 8, 2016, California voters approved the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (“AUMA”) by approving Proposition 64. AUMA largely legalizes the recreational, non-medical use of marijuana in California, as well as the sale of marijuana to recreational users.

What does AUMA permit?

As of November 9th it is legal for any adult (21 years or older) to:

  • Possess, transport, obtain, or give away to other adults 21 or older no more than one ounce of marijuana or 4 grams of concentrated cannabis.
  • Cultivate up to six marijuana plants per residence and possess the marijuana produced from those plants.

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