Let's Talk Cannabis

Proposition 64: Adult Use of Marijuana

With the passage of Proposition 64, California legalized responsible adult use of marijuana. Please see the following for more information on marijuana use, and on the Department of Public Health’s efforts to promote the health and safety of our communities.

What's the Law?

What's the Law? With the passage of Proposition 64, California legalized responsible adult use of marijuana. Please see the following for more information on marijuana use, and on the Department of Public Health’s efforts to promote the health and safety of our communities.



What are the Penalties for Breaking the Law?

What are the Penalties for Breaking the Law? Depending on your age and activity, penalties vary. See links:



What are the Risks for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women?

What are the Risks for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women? Consuming cannabis (marijuana, weed, pot) can affect the health of your baby and is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or who plan to become pregnant soon.



What are the Risks for Youth?

What are the Risks for Youth? It is illegal for anyone under 21 to smoke, consume, buy or possess cannabis (marijuana, weed, pot).



Bigger Choices

There are bigger Choices than weed Bigger Choices is a teen marijuana use prevention campaign to inform with facts and create a dialog with teens and their parents, peers and siblings



How Can I use Cannabis Responsibly?

How Can I use Cannabis Responsibly? It is legal for adults 21 or older to possess and consume cannabis (marijuana, weed, pot) in California. Sale of cannabis from licensed retail outlets is legal January 1, 2018. You can also use cannabis if you are 18 or older and have a current qualifying physician’s recommendation or a valid county-issued medical marijuana identification card.





 
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