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Growing Marijuana in California 

Growing Marijuana in California

California is a state that has been at the forefront of the marijuana legalization movement. The passing of Proposition 64 has led to some new changes that may impact those who grow marijuana there. If you are looking to grow marijuana and have been wondering what your options are now, read on.

Is it Legal to Grow Marijuana?

Yes, it is legal to grow marijuana in the state of California as per the passing of Proposition 64. 

What is Proposition 64?

Proposition 64 is formerly known as the Control, Regulate, and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Per Proposition 64, adults ages 21 years or older may possess and grow a specified amount of marijuana for recreational use only. Under Prop 64, individuals are only allowed to grow up to only six (6) marijuana plants for recreational use. 

It is important to keep in mind, however, that possession of recreational marijuana is still a crime if it violates the Health and Safety Code Section. 

What is One of the Health and Safety Code Sections Associated with Proposition 64?

Health and Safety Code 11358 HS is one of the associated codes associated with growing marijuana. Specifically, this code section defines the crime of illegal cultivation of marijuana if someone aged between 18 to 20 years old cultivates marijuana. This crime is considered an infraction that is punishable by a maximum fine of $100. An infraction is a violation of the law but is it is not considered to be a crime, unlike a felony or misdemeanor.  

What are the Restrictions Associated with Growing Marijuana?

Some of the restrictions associated with growing marijuana pertain to the individual’s age who decides to grow marijuana. As previously mentioned, individuals aged between 18 to 20 years old may be cited with an infraction. Additionally, an individual is not permitted to grow more than six (6) hash plants. This would lead to county jail time of up to six (6) months as well as possibly being fined up to $500. 

Further, an individual must grow the hash plant indoors or on the premises of their own private property, lock the space efficiently, and grow the plants in an area that is not visible from a public place. 

California Marijuana Cultivation Attorney

If you or someone you know is interested in growing marijuana for recreational use, contact our KAASS LAW firm at (310) 943-1171. Our attorneys can provide you with a consultation on your case and provide legal assistance to make sure you are in compliance.

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