RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA - THE DO'S AND DONT'S 2017-18

Americans want Marijuana Legal.  California now has full on legal marijuana and the Feds can't do much about it.

What you can and cannot do as a Rec Weed consumeer 2017-2017

 

In 2016, the people of California spoke, overwhelmingly in favor for the legalization of recreational marijuana.  According of the consensus of about 20 independent polls, citizens in favor outnumbered those against by a margin of 2:1.  These findings conflict with the stance of the Federal Government, who pay, but only lip service to the constitution, which reads that the government is from, of and for the people.  

 

"Clearly the Federal Government complies to other interests, not the people."

 

Contrast this reality with the parallel universe reality of the Federal Administration.  Though it is obvious that Trump has yet to gain control of the rogue FDA and DEA, his own man, (apparently), Jeff Sessions say's he's going to renew the completely and utterly failed war on drugs, and that enforcement of federal marijuana laws was part of his mandate.  

 

Congress is in a holding pattern and it appears to be increasingly comfortable with states adopting their own marijuana policies, Unfortunately, spending prohibitions like these expire at the end of this fiscal year, so there is still a need for a long-term solution.... source AP, May, 2017.  This flies in the face of Trump's election promises, and is unconstitutional in several ways, first and foremost is the fact that Americans want marijuana legal.  And secondly, marijuana and hemp are the under the jurisdiction of the individual states.

 

RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA - THE DO'S AND DON'TS UNDER THE NEW LAWS

 

Recreational use of marijuana is legal under Proposition 64 since November, 2016.

Adults over the age of 21 are allowed to:

  • Possess, transport, process, purchase, obtain, or give away, without compensation whatsoever, no more than 1 ounce of dry marijuana or 8 g  concentrated marijuana to adults 21+

  • Possess, plant, cultivate, harvest, dry, or process not more than 6 live plants and the produce of those plants in a private residence, in a locked area not seen from normal view, in compliance with all local ordinances

  • Smoke or ingest marijuana

  • Possess, transport, purchase, obtain, use, manufacture, or give away marijuana paraphernalia to peoples the age of 21 or older

 

USERS DONT'S

 

  • Smoke cannabis where tobacco is prohibited

  • Possess, ingest or smoke within 1,000 ft of day care, school, youth center while children are present (except within a private residence without children present in the room)

  • Manufacture concentrated marijuana using volatile solvents without a license

  • Possess an open container or marijuana paraphernalia while in the driver and / or passenger seat of a transport vehicle

  • Smoke or ingest marijuana while operating a transport vehicle

  • Smoke or ingest marijuana while riding in the passenger seat or vehicle compartment

 

Legal sales for non-medical marijuana won't be allowed until January 1, 2018, when new regulations on retail market by the state's Bureau of Medical marijuana Regulation - Bureau of Marijuana Control, come into effect.

Proposition 64 does not  affect, amend, or restrict the statutes provided for medical marijuana in California under Proposition 215.

  

SOURCE

DATE

SAMPLE SIZE

ERROR

% YES

% NO

% MAYBE

USC Dornsife -LA Times

OCT 22–30, 2016

1500

± 2%

58%

37%

5%

Public Policy Institute of California

OCT 14–23, 2016

1016

± 4%

55%

38%

6%

Survey- USA

OCT 13–15, 2016

725

± 3%

51%

40%

9%

CALSPEAKS

OCT 7–13, 2016

622

± 7%

60%

30%

10%

Hoover Institution- YouGov

OCT 4–14, 2016

1247

± 3%

56%

34%

10%

Public Policy Institute - California

SEPT 9–18, 2016

1702

± 3%

60%

36%

4%

Survey - USA

SEPT 8–11, 2016

712

± 3%

52%

40%

8%

USC Dornsife- LA Times

SEPT 1–8, 2016

1879

± 3%

58%

34%

8%

California Counts

August 15–24, 2016

915

± 4%

71%

26%

3%

Smith-Johnson Research

August 17–19, 2016

500

± 4%

56%

40%

5%

Probolsky Research

August 5–8, 2016

1020

± 3%

61%

34%

3%

Institute of Governmental Studies

June 29–July 18, 2016

3020

± ?%

63%

36%

0%

Public Policy Institute - California

May 13–22, 2016

996

± 4%

60%

37%

3%

1704

± 3%

55%

43%

3%

Probolsky Research

Feb 11–14, 2016

1000

± 3%

59%

36%

3%

Public Policy Institute - California

May 17–27, 2015

1048

± 4%

56%

41%

3%

1706

± 3%

54%

44%

2%

 

Californians voted 2:1 for full on marijuana legalization, which is consistent with the consensus opinion of polls across the country.  Any act by the Federal Government to suppress the will of the people is an act of tyranny, a violation of the constitution.  

 

MMJDoctoronline Notes:  There is no where to buy Recreational Marijuana in California or Nevada until 2018.  In the meantime recreational users might consider if they have any of the following qualifying conditions:  anorexia...AIDS..Chronic pain.. cachexia..persistent muscle spasms, ..multiple sclerosis..seizures, ..epilepsy.. nausea..glaucoma,,Arthritis..Migraines / severe headaches or another chronic or persistent medical symptom that substantially limits your ability to conduct life activities.

Our online 420 cannabis evaluation process takes only a few minutes to complete and a staff member will assess the file real time, then forward it to a medical doctor that completes the 420 evaluation.  You can be approved same-day for a doctor's recommendation cannabis-ID, or grower's recommendation.  Documents are used in both California and Nevada at dispensaries, marijuana delivery services, cooperatives, cannabis clubs and other legal vendors of cannabis based medicines.  The service is guaranteed in that patients don't have to pay unless they are approved.

 

 

FURTHER READING

 

California NORML Guide to AUMA

Adult Use of Cannabis Act is a cannabis legalization initiative will appear on the Nov 8, 2016 Cali ballot as Prop 64 A.U.M.A. is an elaborate, sixty plus page  initiative - rewriting hundreds of new state provisions / regulations into law. The basic thrust is:

1-allow adults twenty one years and older to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana and cultivate up to six plants for personal use....

2- regulate and tax the production, manufacture, and sale of marijuana for adult use; and ....

3- rewrite criminal penalties so as to reduce the most common cannabis crimes, felonies or misdemeanors to allow prior offenders to petition for a reduction of charges....

 

Justice Department Will Continue to Be Prohibited From Interfering in State Medical Marijuana Laws Under New Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Justice Department will continue to be prohibited from interfering in state medical marijuana laws under the federal spending bill passed Thursday in the Senate. The bill has already passed the House, and President Trump has said he will sign it.

The legislation includes a provision that is intended to prevent the department, including the Drug Enforcement Administration, from using funds to arrest or prosecute patients, caregivers, and businesses that are acting in compliance with state medical marijuana laws.

“Congress appears to be growing increasingly comfortable with states adopting their own marijuana policies,” said Robert Capecchi, director of federal policies for the Marijuana Policy Project. “Unfortunately, spending prohibitions like these expire at the end of the fiscal year, so there is still a need for a long-term solution.

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