We all know that cannabis laws have been a big talking point over the years, what with the substances becoming legalized in an increasing number of states, but there are still changes to be made. While the country figures out how they want the cannabis industry to operate safely and securely, laws will always be subject to change.
Today, we’re going to dive into some of the cannabis law changes that could be coming from the DCC over the coming months and years, helping you to understand where you stand and what’s going on.
28 Grams Is Your Limit
The AUMA states that 28 grams is the recreational limit for marijuana, so if you’re in possession of more than that and you get caught, you could find yourself in serious trouble. Typical punishments include a $500 fine and or up to six months in jail. What’s more, you need to limit your concentration products to eight grams. This includes products like shatter and THC cartridges.
How to Grow Your Own
With the most recent proposition 64, you’re allowed cannabis plants to grow your own cannabis, as long as you’re only growing for personal use. This means you’re not allowed to grow more than six plants at a time, and absolutely everything in the process, from drying, processing, and harvesting, must be done on private property and out of the way where no members of the public will be able to see it.
- You Need an ID
As cannabis sales increase, just like there is with alcohol, you’re going to need to prove your age with an ID that clearly shows you are 21 or older. This is now the law, as of 2020, thanks to proposition 64. However, even if you’re prescribed cannabis medication and get a medical card, and you’re under the age of 18, you’re going to need your parent’s permission and guidance to acquire cannabis products.
- Avoid Public Places
As Lawmanaging describes, despite being somewhat legalized, it’s still illegal to smoke cannabis in a public space, which means you can’t just walk around smoking wherever you like. Your first offense can cost you up to $100 in fines and will only increase if you’re caught more often.
- Do Not Sell Without a License
Even though it’s legal, it doesn’t mean you can sell it. Not even a little bit to a friend or relative. If you sell cannabis without a license, you can face up to $500 in fines and six months in jail, so it’s really not worth trying. If you have cannabis, keep it to yourself.
As you can see, while smoking is legal, there are some restrictions and control measures on what you can and can’t do, so make sure you’re up to date with the latest happenings, ensuring you won’t get caught out, fined, or put in jail. Remember, a criminal record can last a lifetime, so it’s not worth jeopardizing your future over a mistake.