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You can still break marijuana laws in California

On Behalf of | Jun 6, 2024 | Drug Trafficking |

California is well known for having less restrictive marijuana laws than other states. It was one of the first states to allow medical marijuana, and state law now allows for the use of recreational marijuana. This trend is spreading across the country.

That being said, people sometimes assume that this means there are no longer any rules regarding marijuana in California and that they can’t be arrested for any violations. This is not always the case. There are still numerous laws that must be followed and restrictions that have been established. Below are a few examples of reasons that people could face arrest, even though marijuana is medically and recreationally legal in California.

Having too much of the product in question

First off, there are certain restrictions on how much of various marijuana products a person can have. For instance, you can have up to 28.5 grams of flower for personal use. If you grow marijuana, you can have up to six plants. 

Unauthorized sales

Marijuana can be given away for free in some cases, such as between friends, or it can be sold at a licensed distribution center – known as a dispensary. But individuals are not allowed to grow and sell marijuana for a profit without first getting the correct license.

Use or possession under 21

Finally, age restrictions are in place. People are not allowed to purchase, possess or use marijuana products while they are under 21 years old, just the way that they cannot purchase or consume alcohol. So underage use could still result in an arrest.

Are you facing charges for marijuana violations in California? Be sure you know exactly what legal options you have at this time.

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