Immediate changes to marijuana laws

By Deb Murphy

While growers and dispensers will have to wait more than a year for the state to get marijuana business licenses figured out, the passage of Proposition 64 generated the following immediate changes, according to the California Police Chiefs Association:

  • Possession of up to one ounce of marijuana is legal for those over 21.

  • Possession of over one ounce is a misdemeanor good for a $500 fine or six months in jail

  • Intent to sell: Misdemeanor, $500 fine or six months

  • Sales to minors: Felony, three to seven years

  • Possession up to eight grams of concentrate: Legal over 21

  • Possession over 8 grams of concentrate: Misdemeanor, $500 or six months

  • Transport up to one ounce: Legal over 21

  • Transport/share over one ounce: Misdemeanor, $500 or six months

  • Share up to one ounce: Legal over 21

  • Homegrow up to six plants per residence: Legal over 21

  • Homegrow over six plants: Misdemeanor, $500 or six months

  • Smoking where tobacco is banned: $250 ticket


9 Responses to Immediate changes to marijuana laws

  1. Kyle Crowle November 22, 2016 at 6:06 am #

    Puff puff pass… puff puff pass, that’s how you do it

  2. Low Inyo November 19, 2016 at 9:36 pm #

    Trouble….come on,man….are you trying to say a 20 year old trying to buy beer would be arrested,thrown in jail,and a police record…..sounds like fear.mongering,something many in this Country seem to do nowdays…the 20 year old would only be a criminal if he happened to get drunk,get a DUI to carry around for years,or worse than that,cause an accident and make innocent people suffer because of his behavior.

    • Trouble November 22, 2016 at 1:57 pm #

      Inyi, you have a magical way of putting words in other people’s mouths.

      • Low Inyo November 23, 2016 at 10:40 am #

        Trouble…What ya talking about there ?….YOU said a 20 year old would become a criminal for “trying to buy beer on Super Bowl Sunday “….sounds to me like your saying he’d be a “criminal” with a rap-sheet if he were to do that…at most,a citation,and probably nothing at all….google the word “criminal” and see what it says…your pulling a trump on me….saying something and then blaming others (in his case,the press) for getting called out on it for words coming out of his (your) mouth or thought process…..come on,man !!

  3. Low Inyo November 17, 2016 at 7:52 pm #

    Trouble….simple..same as with alcohol purchase and possession….gotta wait untill your 21 to get drunk,high and stupid…legally anyway.

    • erik simpson November 18, 2016 at 3:37 pm #

      There’ve never been any age limits old or young on stupidity. Perfect freedom.

    • Trouble November 19, 2016 at 11:58 am #

      Really Lower_ you call simple, I call it a joke. Some people think it’s foolish to believe a twenty year old should become a criminal for trying to buy a beer on Super Bowl Sunday.

  4. Trouble November 17, 2016 at 4:54 am #

    Why do people twenty one and younger seem to have no legal rights?

    • sugarmags November 17, 2016 at 1:49 pm #

      It is interesting isn’t it. They only got the right to vote because they were being sent to kill and be killed with no voice during VietNam. How can one say they are legally adults, with all adult obligations and responsibilities, ie. they can be sued, they can sign contracts, etc., yet their rights are arbitrarily limited by their government.

      I’m not saying it’s a bad idea to limit their rights, but really then, they should be considered not an adult, or at least not a full fledged legal adult.


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