California passes Prop 64
California has joined a growing trend across the country by legalizing the recreational use of marijuana and hemp.
By passing Proposition 64, Californians over 21 years of age can now legally smoke marijuana privately, and can have up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and up to 8 grams of concentrated marijuana, such as hash, in their possession, according to the Official Voter Information Guide for the proposition.
People 21-years-old and over can also grow up to six marijuana plants at a private home, according to the voter guide. Additionally, people are allowed to give marijuana to others as long as the amounts given fit the guidelines of possession described above, and as long as the person receiving the drug is at least 21-years-old.
It is still illegal to smoke weed while driving a car, in a public place, or in any location where smoking tobacco is not allowed, the guide states. "Possession of marijuana on the grounds of a school, day care center, or youth center while children are present," is also illegal.
- Brandon Lee