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What You Need to Know about Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Sales in California, Part 2

By January 3, 2018April 27th, 2022No Comments

Under Proposition 64, Californians over the age of 21 with a valid ID are allowed to possess up to an ounce of marijuana or 8 grams of concentrates for recreational purposes. As soon as the commercial sale of recreational marijuana takes effect on January 1st 2018, dispensaries that have received adequate licensing will be allowed to sell recreational cannabis.

With this date quickly approaching, we tackled a few points that may interest anyone who would like to purchase recreational marijuana at weed dispensaries in Orange County CA. Read on to find out more about the legalization of recreational marijuana in California.

Where can you use recreational marijuana?

Recreational marijuana ought not to be consumed in public, unless it’s allowed by a local ordinance. The regulations permit local establishments to apply for a license that will allow the sale and consumption of cannabis, as long there’s no tobacco or alcohol consumption.

It is prohibited to consume cannabis within 1,000 feet of a youth center, day-care center, or a school, as well as in the presence of individuals under the age of 21. A landlord can still prohibit the consumption of cannabis on their premises and an employer can impose a drug-free workplace policy.

In general, the same rules that apply to cigarettes, apply to marijuana as well. You cannot use it at bars and other public indoor establishments or operate a vehicle under the influence of cannabis.

Marijuana products are to be packaged in a sealed, child-resistant container with a standard warning label. You are allowed to transport them in a motor vehicle as long as you don’t open the container until you reach a private residence or another place where you can legally consume marijuana.

Bear in mind that cannabis remains illegal at the federal level. You cannot transport marijuana across state lines. In all states that have legalized marijuana, products have to be cultivated and consumed within their borders. Therefore, cannabis bought at weed dispensaries in Orange County CA shouldn’t be carried over to another state, even to a state where recreational cannabis is legal.

Which states allow recreational marijuana sales?

In 2012, Washington state and Colorado were the first U.S. states to legalize cannabis for recreational use. On January 1st, 2014, Colorado became the nation’s first state to also allow the sale of recreational cannabis to anyone aged 21 or older and the first place in the world where cannabis became regulated from seed to sale. Besides Colorado, seed-to-sale tracking is also used in Oregon and Washington.

Currently, adults can buy recreational cannabis in five states: Colorado, Oregon, Alaska, Washington, and Nevada. These states have addressed complex issues and challenges around cannabis legalization, firmly regulating recreational marijuana use and sale.

Each of these five states was required to establish its own legal and regulatory system, as well as the tax framework for commercial production and sale of recreational marijuana. These countries are doing a good job of preventing marijuana use by minors. There’s evidence of a decline in the percentage of high school students who have tried and consumed marijuana after the legalization.

As soon as the recreational cannabis market launches in CA on January 1st next year, California will become the nation’s largest legal retail marijuana market, setting the stage for Los Angeles to become the biggest city with legal recreational cannabis in the U.S.

Where can you possess but not buy recreational marijuana?

Seed-to-sale tracking system is used in Maryland, which allows medical cannabis use, and Massachusetts, where both medical and recreational marijuana are legal.

Maine and Massachusetts plan to implement the commercial sale of recreational cannabis next summer. In Washington DC, it is allowed to possess, grow or gift marijuana, but sales for recreational purposes remain prohibited.

Will weed dispensaries in Orange County CA sell only top-quality recreational marijuana?

People’s OC, the largest dispensary in California and the best among weed dispensaries in Orange County CA, has prepared for the rollout of legal retail cannabis. We have been recognized as 2017 cannabis store of the year by Dope Magazine.

Be sure that the new state law will require strict testing procedures and quality control of recreational cannabis. If you want to enjoy the benefits of marijuana and explore our wide assortment of the highest quality products and gear, come by our dispensary and let our knowledgeable staff help you choose the one that suits you the most. If you need medical marijuana, here you can also get a recommendation from the industry-leading doctor in the country.