How Does Proposition 64 Change The Law On Marijuana in California

Proposition 64, abbreviated as AUMA (the “Adult Use of Marijuana Act”), legalizes the following conduct by persons age 21 and older:

 Possessing, processing, transporting, purchasing, obtaining, or giving away to a person age 21 or older without compensation, up to 28.5 grams (one ounce) of marijuana that is not concentrated cannabis and/or up to 8 grams of concentrated cannabis

 Possessing, planting, cultivating, harvesting drying, or processing up to six living plants in or on the grounds of a private residence if the plants and any marijuana produced by the plants in excess of 28.5 grams are in a “locked space” and are not visible by normal unaided vision from a public place

 Smoking or ingesting marijuana or marijuana products

 Possessing, transporting, purchasing, obtaining, using, manufacturing, or giving away

marijuana accessories to persons age 21 or older, without any compensation

Prop. 64 also significantly reduces penalties for H&S 11357, H&S 11358, H&S 11359, and H&S 11360 marijuana crimes. It reduces significantly the penalties for marijuana crimes committed by minors such that selling or transporting for sale (H& 11360), cultivating (H&S 11358), or possessing marijuana for sale (H&S 11359) are mere infractions punishable by only a few hours of drug education and community service, thereby encouraging youth to engage in marijuana activity.

In addition a new agency called The Bureau of Marijuana Control is established to oversee the entire marijuana system, which includes detailed procedures for licensing and regulating all aspects of marijuana, including advertising, and taxing the cultivation and retail sales of marijuana.

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