SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —
Recreational marijuana is now legal in California, after voters said “Yes” to Proposition 64 in November.
Here are some frequently asked questions to clear up the cannabis confusion:
Q: How much pot am I legally allowed to possess on my person?
A: 28.5 grams or about 1 ounce
Q: How old do I have to be to smoke recreational pot?
A: At least 21 years old.
Q: What other states have legalized recreational marijuana?
A: Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington
Q: Am I allowed to grow my own marijuana?
A: Yes. You are allowed to grow up to 6 plants for personal use.
Q: Are there shops in the state now where I can buy recreational marijuana?
A: Not yet. You still need to have a medical marijuana card to make purchases at dispensaries. The state is figuring out the rules and regulations to sell recreational use marijuana, which will likely take most of 2017.
Q: Can I smoke weed in public?
A: No, you can only smoke in a private space.
Q: Am I allowed to smoke weed and drive?
A: “Whether it’s marijuana, a prescription drug and unknown substance or alcohol, if any of those impair your driving, you’re subject to DUI laws in California,” California Highway Patrol Capt. Josh Ehlers said.