Mark Sollitt is a criminal attorney in Sacramento, and also serving clients in San Joaquin, Placer and surrounding counties. He defends people charged with illegal marijuana cultivation, possession, driving while under the influence of marijuana, and other marijuana related crimes.
California Marijuana Laws
Current as of December 2017
The laws surrounding marijuana cultivation, distribution and consumption have been rapidly changing in the past several years. The state of California was the first state to make medical marijuana legal in 1996. Then in 2010, Proposition 19 sought to legalize marijuana for recreational use but did not get voted in to law.
On November 8th, 2016, the State of California passed Proposition 64, also known as The Adult Use of Marijuana Act, legalizing recreational marijuana for people over the age of 21.
Under the new law, adults in the state of California can legally hold in their possession up to one ounce of marijuana at a time. It is also legal to cultivate (grow) up to 6 plants under the new law, so long as the marijuana plants cannot be seen in public view. Cultivation laws regarding recreational marijuana in California can also vary by city.
It is still illegal to drive while under the influence of Marijuana in California. In other words, you can be arrested and convicted of a DUI in California for driving while high. The complicated issue with marijuana DUI is the fact that, unlike alcohol, marijuana stays in your system for a much longer period after the affects have long worn off.
Medical marijuana laws still exist. California residents who are over the age of 18, who have a recommendation by a doctor to use medical marijuana can possess up to eight ounces of marijuana at a time (compared to one ounce under the recreational marijuana law). Qualified patients can also grow up to 6 mature plants or 12 immature marijuana plants.
If you’re facing criminal charges related to marijuana, contact criminal attorney Mark Sollitt for legal counsel today at 1-800-420-5667. Browse testimonials from clients to learn more about what Mark can do for you.