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Everything You Need to Know About Legal Weed and Usage

Everything You Need to Know About Legal Weed and Usage

A year and a half after California legalized marijuana, the country is still in the midst of a national discussion about cannabis and whether or not it should be legal throughout all 50 states.

This discussion is opening doors for a lot of people who may not otherwise have wanted to smoke pot. Cannabis isn’t just legal now - it’s super accessible. Dispensaries are popping up left and right to educate users on marijuana usage.

Have questions? You’re not alone. At Herb Collective, we’ve got answers.

Here’s everything you need to know about legal marijuana and how to use it throughout this great state.

How Old Do I Have to Be To Smoke Weed in California?

Weed’s laws are pretty similar to alcohol. You have to be 21 to buy, consume, or possess marijauna products. This includes edibles, concentrates, and bud.

Are There Limits to How Much Marijuana I Can Have?

Yes! You can only possess 28.5 grams of flower on your person at a time. (If math is hard, just picture an ounce.) For dabbers and more advanced cannabis consumers, you can only have eight grams of concentrate on your person. This includes live resin, shatter, budder, you name it. You can’t have eight ounces of each concentrate. Eight ounces total.

What Is Still Illegal?

Not every law concerning marijuana was reversed in 2018. Californians can still be arrested for the following actions:

  • Selling marijuana to minors

  • Driving under the influence of cannabis

  • Consuming cannabis in public

  • Consuming cannabis on federal lands

Technically, the last bullet point is legal under California law. But until the feds legalize marijuana throughout the country, you can’t toke up in Yosemite.

(Contact California senators if you would like to see marijuana legalized on the federal level!)

Can I Vape in Public

Can I Vape in Public?

California’s laws are pretty restrictive when it comes to where you can and can’t consume cannabis. You can’t even open your package of goodies while you’re in public. So no smoking, vaping, eating edibles, or even taking a look at your package to see your dank nugs.

“Public” is pretty much anywhere that isn’t your house or your buddie’s house. This includes:

  • Buildings open to the public

  • Parks

  • Sidewalks

  • Residential neighborhoods

You can’t consume cannabis, in any form, in any place where smoking is illegal.

Also, don’t think you can rip open your package as soon as you get to your car. Cannabis consumption is not legal in any sort of motor vehicle or form of transportation. Don’t bring it on your boat. Don’t smoke it while you’re cruising in the passenger seat with your friend. Just wait until you’re at home.

Medical marijuana use in public is legal - but state officials recommend that you stay discreet.

My Landlord Says I Can’t Smoke Weed In My Apartment. He’s Wrong, Right?

Landlords and property owners are allowed to tell tenants that they can’t smoke on the property. They can also prohibit residents from growing marijuana inside. If you’ve got an issue, you’ve got to take it up with them.

Can I Take Weed Out of the State?

Sorry, man. California may be legal in bordering states (Nevada and Oregon,) but you can’t take your cannabis across state lines. If you’re traveling to Oregon, buy your stuff in Oregon. Stay on the safe side