To answer the most basic question here, which is ‘is weed legal in California?’ medical and recreational weed in California has been legal for some time now. Even growing weed is officially legal; imagine the amount of weed you have at your disposal if you both buy and grow weed. Keep in mind though, not because it’s legal, doesn’t mean that certain rules and regulations apply.
California Growing Etiquette
As a resident of California, you’re allowed to grow weed but you have to be aged 21 years and over. Also, the maximum number of plants each household can posses is 6; regardless of where it currently is in the growing stage. Below are some growing etiquettes to watch out for, unless you want to anger your neighbours.
- Growing more weed than you’ll ever really need; this is in no way eco-conscious.
- Planting them outdoors where not everyone appreciates the sight; this is just plain rude.
- Selling the weed that you grew and cultivated; better leave this business to the licensed professionals.
Medical Weed Users in California
Beginning this 2018, residents with medical marijuana cards will not be required to pay sales tax on all retail weeds. Obtaining retail marijuana strains in other recreational states are a bit more difficult compared to the state of California. Residents who are interested in growing their very own weed are not required to apply for a medical marijuana card. Caregivers and patients alike are allowed to register for the card under the state of California and present it to the police as protection in case of arrest. Patients that prefer to be anonymous can be issued medical cards that are not registered under the state; the doctors will be the ones to offer this card.