Last Updated on Thursday, 12 January 2017 13:09
Published on Wednesday, 09 November 2016 13:57
The statewide vote on Proposition 64 legalized the recreational use of marijuana for those 21 and older in California. Although the election results are not official until all counties have sent their certified results to the state (early December), numbered propositions typically are recognized the day after the election.
What does Proposition 64 allow?
• Allows state regulation and taxation of sales and cultivation for nonmedical use.
• Smoking is permitted in a private home or at a business licensed for on-site marijuana consumption. Smoking remains illegal while driving a vehicle, anywhere smoking tobacco is, and in all public places.
• Up to 28.5 grams (one ounce) of marijuana and 8 grams (approximately one-quarter of an ounce) of concentrated marijuana are legal to possess. However, possession on the grounds of a school, day care center, or youth center while children are present remains illegal.
• An individual is permitted to grow up to six plants within a private home, as long as the area is locked and not visible from a public place.