According to a recent Gallup poll, 60 percent of the nation supports legalization of marijuana, and the fact that California just voted in favor of the law says a lot for the rest of the country since the state tends to set political trends. SO, seeing as there are more of us in the great U.S. of A. that can smoke the herb as we damn well please, it’s best to know exactly what to expect in the states that just voted to light up. That way we’ll know what you’re getting into if you live in or are planning to travel to these states, as well as what you could possibly expect if your state picks up the law. Here are the new rules.
We’ll start with the recreational side of things. In California, The Adult Use of Marijuana Act allows those 21 and up to possess up to one ounce of cannabis and eight grams of concentrates (any product procured through an extraction process). They are allowed to use it in private homes and businesses licensed for consumption and they can grow up to six plants in a fully enclosed and secure area.
Side note: There is a lot of red tape right now in opening a recreational dispensary, and the state has until January 1st, 2018 to issue licenses to those shops. If you know someone who is currently growing pot in their backyard, they can give you some, but money cannot exchange hands as it is still illegal to buy it on the black market. Hang in there, it’ll get simpler.