California’s medical marijuana patients have had the right to use marijuana for over 20 years. But the biggest change of all is coming soon: the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which voters approved as Proposition 64 in 2016.
Prop 64 establishes guidelines enabling anyone over 21 years of age to buy, sell and grow marijuana. AUMA itself is over sixty pages long and the laws governing possession, distribution and cultivation are neither simple nor straight forward. The biggest change in California’s cannabis policy in two decades is upon us. Will you be ready? In “New Rules: California’s 2018 Marijuana Laws Explained”, Jeremy Daw, a cannabis journalist who has been tracking and writing about the AUMA for major publications since its inception, leverages his understanding of drug policies and his connection to California’s top cannabis attorneys to prepare you for the law’s sweeping changes, the most significant of which are still to come. Armed with this authoritative guide to California’s new rules, patients, adult users and gardeners can be confident they stay within the legal guidelines and avoid costly penalties and fines. As Daw shows, legalization doesn’t mean “anything goes;” rather, California’s new marijuana law comes with plenty of limits and boundaries.