Since January 1st of this year, California’s legal marijuana market is officially open for business! This means that any adult that is 21 or older can now legally buy marijuana and related products from approved retailers for both recreational and medicinal purposes. It also means that residents are able to grow their own marijuana plants in the privacy and comfort of their homes. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, the below video provides some very helpful information for those looking to take advantage of the state’s historic decision to legalize cannabis! While a lot of this may seem like common sense, there are some nuances and limits to the rules and regulations that we should all be aware of, especially when it comes to what could potentially get you in trouble with the local authorities. No matter the reason, please be sure to enjoy your marijuana safely and responsibly!
California has entered a whole new era and the days of cannabis prohibition are fading into the past. As of January 1st, 2018, California became the most populous U.S. state to legalize recreational cannabis use. The Golden State is not just transitioning from a medical marijuana-only state to a fully rec-legal state, however, it is also transitioning from a largely unregulated market to a tightly controlled one. This means that there are numerous laws, rules, and regulations governing exactly when, where, and how you can use pot. For Californians who are used to the “wild west” days of the unregulated medical marijuana market, or for tourists looking to legally purchase marijuana for the first time ever, the list of rules and regulations can be confusing. But there’s no need to spend hours Googling the guidelines – MERRY JANE has prepared a concise list of do’s and don’ts that will you have you sparking up on the right side of the law in no time.