Cannabis is Legal in 2018
The Rules and Regulations YOU Should Know
Finally, the day is here. It is the day that all cannabis advocates in California have been dreaming of for decades, and yes, after a long journey, cannabis will be legal for recreational use in California; immediately effective on January 1st, 2018.
Although cannabis has at last been embraced into popular society—from medical institutions to now the public—it does not mean a free-for-all is upon us. There are strict rules and regulations being implemented, and one can still find themselves in a bundle of trouble if they do not respect these laws.
We advocate the responsible and safe use of cannabis, so we have provided this small list of rules and regulations for you.
Age & Quantity
Only persons of, or over, the age of 21 can purchase, possess, or transport cannabis and cannabis products to other persons who meet the same age requirement. If a cannabis user wishes to bestow or transport cannabis or cannabis products, the limit for such activities is 1 ounce; or 8 grams of concentrated cannabis products.
Cultivation-limits vary in every county, but the standard amount of cannabis plants one can cultivate is 6 cannabis plants per household. If one is thinking of growing cannabis, they should double check the cultivation limit in their county.
Purchasing, Transporting, & Selling
If one desires to purchase, transport, or sell cannabis, they must do so under the required licenses; the same applies for medical patients. If an individual, or establishment, ignores the latter regulation, they may face up to 6 months in jail and/or a fine of $500; this is for first time offenders—the punishment intensifies due to multiple offenses.
For the most part, cannabis rules and regulations apply to medical patients in correspondence to new recreational users. There is, however, a benefit for medical patients.
Medical patients, as of January 1st, 2018, who carry a MMP (Medical Marijuana Program) card will be exempt from paying city taxes. Medical patients MUST purchase cannabis from a medical organization to be eligible for sales tax savings.
In the cannabis world, it is still one giant stride to have this miracle plant legalized in California. Nevertheless, cannabis is still federally illegal. Transporting cannabis to non-legal states and/or out of the country will surely lead to punishment. To avoid legal problems, don’t do it!
HOTN Cultivation Co. wants all our customers to be safe with cannabis, so please take into deep consideration these rules and regulations.