Yes. In November 2016, California legalized adult-use marijuana. And on January 1, 2018, recreational cannabis sales officially became legal. Adult-use marijuana dispensaries are now open to any adult 21 years of age or older with a valid, government issued ID. Additionally, medical marijuana is legal for patients with qualifying conditions.
What types of cannabis products are available in California?
There are quite a few different types of marijuana and marijuana products available in California. There are hundreds of strains of marijuana flower and concentrate.
In addition to flower and concentrate, there are many different types and varieties of edibles. From gummies to chocolates to hot sauce, there are plenty of options to choose from. There are also topicals, drinks and much more! Visit our California dispensary page to learn more about shops near you!
Can I smoke cannabis in public in California?
No. Smoking or consuming cannabis in public in California is illegal and a punishable offense.
Where can I consume cannabis in California?
Cannabis consumption is only allowed on private property out of sight from public view. This includes: private residences, accessory structures on private grounds that are enclosed and secure from public view, and outdoors on a private residence as long as the city or county does not prohibit such action. It’s always a good rule of thumb to be considerate to everyone around you and always consume legally and discreetly.
Where can I buy marijuana in California?
Adults 21 years of age or older with a valid, government issued ID may purchase cannabis from any recreational dispensary in the state. Additionally, medical marijuana dispensaries are open to patients with a valid doctor’s recommendation and medical card.
Can I make my own concentrates in California?
Yes and no. It is illegal to produce marijuana concentrates using a volatile solvent unless you have a proper state-issued license. Volatile substances include:
- Isopropyl Alcohol
- Methylene Chloride
While producing concentrates with volatile substances is illegal, it is legal to produce concentrates without a solvent. Rosin extractions that use solely heat and pressure, as well as ice water extraction, are lawful under AUMA. You may only process up to 8 grams of marijuana concentrate at a time.
Can I give cannabis away in California?
Yes, you can, but there are restrictions and limitations. You may give away up to 28.5 grams of marijuana flower and up to 8 grams of marijuana concentrate as long as you receive no compensation whatsoever and the person receiving it is 21 years of age or older.
Can I bring cannabis from California to other states?
No. Crossing state lines with cannabis purchased in California is illegal. Whether flying or driving, taking cannabis with you to other states is a no-go.
Can I grow my own weed in California?
Yes. Under AUMA, California residents are allowed to grow and possess up to six marijuana plants as long as they are kept out of public sight in a locked space.
When will licensed recreational marijuana dispensaries be open in California?
Licensed recreational cannabis dispensaries in California are now open to adults 21 years of age or older with a valid, government issued ID.